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Originally posted by Flux8
*Interesting that there's a thread here on ATS mentioning 'objects' (large ships?) going in and out of our sun. The sun, and any other massive object, has an event horizon.
Originally posted by JScytale
No, it does not. An event horizon specifically a point past which nothing which occurs inside it can affect the outside universe because it is impossible to escape. It is quite easy to escape the sun, as evidenced by the fact you can see it .
and RE: 4 dimensions and time travel, not necessarily. while time is often described as a physical dimension, it is not necessarily the "fourth" one. In all likelihood there are quite a few physical dimensions we cannot (and never will be able to) perceive. I would recommend reading the book Flatland if its hard to wrap your mind around the idea of physical dimensions past three.
Originally posted by NightVision
Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
What energy source do aliens use to power thier machines? I mean how would you power something that could float,bend space or slow time down?
No offense, but the question itself is a bit flawed. It would be kin to asking the question:
"What fuel do humans use to power their machines?"
You are presuming that there are only one race of aliens, and they use only one energy source.
A widening of your perspective is needed.
In the meantime, Element 115 and the Bob Lazar story may answering your question regarding the Greys.
Originally posted by Flux8
Back to the subject. Energy source of 'alien machines'. I assume you mean their ships/craft. I can tell you from what I've seen, there is some kind of voltage, to the degree that they glow/illuminate in a purplish plasma at times. So something that either generates super intense voltage, and/or efficiently uses high voltage. The element 115 is one idea/speculation. Magnetic currents, or rather magnetic circuitry, is another. I always liked the idea of a 'flux capacitor' but, you know...
Originally posted by Flux8
The 'event horizon' of a singularity is the point at which time/space break down. Gravity is so intense that nothing can escape. The effects speculated at the event horizon are the reciprocating of space/time.
The Schwarzchild radius predicts the event horizon of any body of sufficient mass/volume, including a black hole. 4pi(2GM/c^2)^2. I am talking about Schwarzchild blackholes. Same principle, different category. And these were speculated on since at least the 70s. This isn't anything new.
I'm in agreement that time is not necessarily the 4th dimension. And I agree that we cannot naturally perceive the 4th, or higher.
And I am very familiar with the flatlander analogy, and I completely disagree with it. Flatlanders cannot actually exist, since every real object projects into all possible dimensions, even those flatlanders. To the degree that one can perceive them is another story. Example, if the 4th dimension is a reality (and we know this from the math) then everything (atoms) must displace in the 4th D. X * Y * Z * W = volume of displacement. What is 5ft * 5ft * 5ft * 0ft? It's 0. It doesn't exist. Those flatlanders must take up space in all dimensional axes, whether they perceive it or not. And that is the big question... how to 'perceive' it.
... Actually, there should be another more distinctive term to differentiate the 'event horizon' of a singularity and a Schwarzchild blackhole.
Originally posted by JScytale
The Schwarzschild radius is nothing more than an imaginary line. It is, basically, "if all the mass contained in this object were compressed into an object this wide or smaller, it would collapse into a singularity". That's it. It does not represent the object's event horizon if it were a black hole, and it does not serve any purpose except simple laws such as "any object smaller than its Schwarzschild radius is a black hole". It has no special significance whatsoever.
Wikipedia
One might naturally wonder what happens when the radius R becomes less than or equal to the Schwarzschild radius r[sub]s[/sub]. It turns out that the Schwarzschild solution still makes sense in this case, although it has some rather odd properties. The apparent singularity at r = r[sub]s[/sub] is an illusion; it is an example of what is called a coordinate singularity. As the name implies, the singularity arises from a bad choice of coordinates or coordinate conditions. By choosing another set of suitable coordinates one can show that the metric is well-defined at the Schwarzschild radius. See, for example, Lemaitre coordinates, Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates, Kruskal-Szekeres coordinates or Novikov coordinates.
The case r = 0 is different, however. If one asks that the solution be valid for all r one runs into a true physical singularity, or gravitational singularity, at the origin. To see that this is a true singularity one must look at quantities that are independent of the choice of coordinates.
Originally posted by JScytale
You're reading into this WAY too much.
Originally posted by JScytale
Also, dont treat the 4th spatial dimension for a purely three dimensional object as zero - it is, as a minimum, the "width" (for lack of a better term) of an individual atom along the fourth axis.
Originally posted by JScytale
Also, it is and always will be utterly impossible for a human being to perceive four or more dimensions. We are build to see and comprehend three, and that's all we can handle. At best we could see three dimensional slices of 4d objects.
Originally posted by Flux8
Incorrect. per wiki, for ease of reference...
Wikipedia
One might naturally wonder what happens when the radius R becomes less than or equal to the Schwarzschild radius r[sub]s[/sub]. It turns out that the Schwarzschild solution still makes sense in this case, although it has some rather odd properties. The apparent singularity at r = r[sub]s[/sub] is an illusion; it is an example of what is called a coordinate singularity. As the name implies, the singularity arises from a bad choice of coordinates or coordinate conditions. By choosing another set of suitable coordinates one can show that the metric is well-defined at the Schwarzschild radius. See, for example, Lemaitre coordinates, Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates, Kruskal-Szekeres coordinates or Novikov coordinates.
The case r = 0 is different, however. If one asks that the solution be valid for all r one runs into a true physical singularity, or gravitational singularity, at the origin. To see that this is a true singularity one must look at quantities that are independent of the choice of coordinates.
I would argue that we do not see 3 dimensionally, we see 2 dimensionally and extrapolate a 3 dimensional reality via foreshortening, shadow, proximetrics, etc. True 3 dimensional perception would we be closer to hearing. Given that, I believe we are capable of extrapolating 4+ dimensional phenomena, but we lack a general reference by which to gauge it by. Hence, paranormal experience(s).
I get the later stuff about increasing the Schwarzchild radius of an object larger than it's physical radius to displace into the 4th dimension, and that electromagnetic spin is required to do so. Would the interaction of He with 115 generate the voltage needed to make a sufficiently powerful stabilized field around the craft? And/or do you think this would just be the overall fuel source for their generators?
Originally posted by Redajin
All this math and physics is really making my head hurt, so I'm just gonna say that they call up Chuck Norris and have him give their ships a swift kick in the rear. interestingly enough, they would only have to do this once, for, afterwards, all they have to do is mention his name and their equipment would "know better"
sure its a ridiculous theory, but tell Mr. Chuck that.