posted on Apr, 27 2004 @ 01:47 AM
People continue to forget that all our concepts of dimension are simply mathematical imaginaries, markers for positions.
Hence a "one dimensional point," is a convenience, not really a dimension.
None of the dimensions are really anything else, but our way of measuring ways to catalogue where our realities exist. In a way the first three
"dimensions," are the placemarkers at which we arrive upon reality, then adding the "fourth dimension," a notion of duration arrives upon what may
properly be for practical purposes the actual "first dimensionality." I do not think I have to prove these things, since those who know mathematics
at all know the premises are sound. That is what mathematicians utilize, it is how they know things in their field of study.
No one can really argue that those conveyances are not integral to our culture and our very being. In a way mathematics can dominate our awareness,
our very consciousness, and our very being. Einstein himself was aware of relativity in those terminologies. Physics can become highly ontological,
indicating a study of being.
It is arguable that whatever reality is, we can measure it by mathematics, but it is not necessarily entirely mathematical but "an uncertainty
principle." Even the quest for a "unified field theory," indicates the quest for unity, perhaps one dimensionality of what is real?
So mathematics appears to be a way to "get there," and is highly useful, but don't forget a "point in space," or the "first dimension," does
not in fact exist any more that you can divide the number zero by anything but zero to attain nothing.
All these things are conveniences that make our existence simpler, but they are still things that reflect much only in the mind.
In a way all that is quite wonderful!
[Edited on 27-4-2004 by SkipShipman]