Posts ID:192619
 ID:192619   Jun 3 2002, 7:42 pm I'v been reading this book on Physics, and have been wondering about what the Author(Michio Kaku) said in one part of his book. Michio was refering to how we lost the abbility to see in the 4th dimension because of evolution, since in fact, seeing in the 3rd dimension had an advantage. Seeing in the 3rd dimension ment seeing everything physical, such as a limping lion, or an enraged elephant. So think about it like this, a person who can see higher into the 4th dimension than the 3rd, walks past a lion who hasn't eaten in a few days, the human doesn't notice while the lion sees an easy meal. Since the human has a low view on the 3rd dimension he wont notice it as a lion sits there, which means the lion's eating out at the moment. Yet someone who has evolved to see the 3rd dimension clearly, loses the vision of the fourth dimension. So if we have evolved to only see the 3rd dimension, what would come out of being able to see in the 4th dimension? In other words, how would we benefit from looking into the 4th dimension instead of the 3rd, and what would it look like? I'm just asking this from my point of view, please reply with what you think we would see, please don't make it stupid. <<>>Kusanagi<<>> PS. The book is called "Hyperspace" By. Michio Kaku
 #1 Jun 3 2002, 8:05 pm hhmmm... sounds like good reading, first to understand what seeing the fourth dimention we would have to understand what the fourth dimension was, seeing as the third is space/volume, then what could the fourth be? Time mayhaps? seeing past, present and future as one , what could that look like, one theory involves the quilt theory, how all strands are living things, and where one strand begins another ends, everything we see, or touch intertwines with our strand, making the quilt that is the universe, you see, but there are many holes in this theory, one, the fourth dimension cannot be seen, touched or even felt by human means, therefore, in our minds it does not exist, two, we, people comprehend everything in the third dimension, it is extremely hard to think of something as not having shape, or mass, and three, how could we possibly comprehend the fourth dimention, it's like explaining colors to a blind person, I tried it once, it failed, explaining geometry was a little easier to explain, why? because I have been raised with the third dimension in me, This question is impossible to answer, it is only possible to theorize. Birds do not see in the third dimension, the do not have depth perception, so flying into a mirror would be to them, flying into another bird, and a tree three hundred meters away is just small, compared to another bird three inches away, they appear to be against the same backround, just of different sizes.
 #2 Jun 3 2002, 8:54 pm In response to Ter13 (#1) Ewww, Ter, never become a theoratical(however you spell it) physiscist. <<>>Kusanagi<<>>
 #3 Jun 3 2002, 9:54 pm In response to Kusanagi (#2) what's the eeew?
 #4 Jun 4 2002, 7:37 am Whats the 4th dimension? Some new brand....?
 #5 Jun 4 2002, 8:49 am In response to Sariat (#4) Sariat wrote: Whats the 4th dimension? Some new brand....? When Dimension Cable came into this area, the 4th dimension was the cable package with MTV. That explains why seeing the 4th dimension isn't a survival trait. ;)