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    Lightbulb quantum physics for idiots

    Its easy to understand but it still hurts your brains.

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    dude... this rocks. But yea.. owe.
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    Not quantum mechanics...

    String theory, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    String theory, actually.
    yes but "quantam physics for idiots " is a better thread tittle.
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    Damn, that's hot. Makes my head hurt, but in a good way.
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    Sweet! Thanks for the link.
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    Yeah, Prom posted this in another thread somewhere (I think it was during one of those religious debates). It's a cool site.

    I also posted this in that thread. If you're interested in visualizing the different dimensions, there's a cool novel called Flatland, written in the 19th century. It's told from the point of view of a 2-dimensional creature who discovers the 3rd dimension. I found it really cool.



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    Has anyone read this book? After looking through the site I'm thinking about buying it, but I'm curious about Rob Bryanton. Is he generally well respected, or is this book something that scientists in general would dismiss as nonsense, or is that completely beside the point (which I'm thinking it is)? I'd like to read it either way, but not knowing a whole lot about this subject, yet finding it extremely interesting, it would be hard for me to understand which parts of the book are commonly accepted in the science world, and which parts are more personal viewpoint.

    I just ordered Flatland, btw. It seems like it will be a pretty cool read.
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    I wanted to be a quantum mechanic when I grew up, but the muave coveralls made me look fat.

    String theory rocks.

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    Yeah, I caught the NOVA PBS special on this a while ago. I have to agree with the scientists who feel string theory seems almost like a religion IMHO. It cannot be proved, aside from formula, and the idea of 6 different dimensions co-exisiting simulatiously is hard for me to swallow, but intriging, nontheless.

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    this isn't exaclty mainstream string theory.. from what I've read (Brian Greene's the Elegant Universe) the excess dimensions demanded by String Theory are actually space dimensions... this is dealing with time dimensions.
    In fact the author says this in his "preamble" on the site.


    Flatlands is great! It was originally published something like 2 centurie ago....

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    Someone showed me this on MSN a couple of weeks ago. It rocks.

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    I still don't get it ^^

    what the hell is he saying? O_o
    The make-up of the universe, time travelling, dimensions?!

    I don't see a clear point in the entire story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypher
    I still don't get it ^^

    what the hell is he saying? O_o
    The make-up of the universe, time travelling, dimensions?!

    I don't see a clear point in the entire story.
    i watch some of the animation and wat i think the guy is juz trying to introduce the concept of higher dimensions without going into deep mathematics. one could theoretically go back or forward in time if u can manipulate the dimensions of our universe, like the example in the animation on the mobius strip.

    the problem with string theory is that it isnt a theory, its a hypothesis and like all scientific hypothesis it has certain predictions but so far there hasnt been anything conclusive although the maths behind it looks promising
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    Quote Originally Posted by lycanthrope
    the problem with string theory is that it isnt a theory, its a hypothesis and like all scientific hypothesis it has certain predictions but so far there hasnt been anything conclusive although the maths behind it looks promising
    Things should get interesting in the next few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Things should get interesting in the next few years.
    i read about it, if all goes well it may prove the existence of gravitons

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    Flatland is indeed a cool book. Here's a link to the book that has the original illustrations.

    Madeleine L'Engle also uses the concept of folding dimensions in her book A Wrinkle in Time (hence the name).

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