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Posted by Clerk on February 10, 2004 12:57:28 UTC

And I find them disturbing.

Regarding the dimensions of space and time and gravity and other forces:

My suspicion is that gravity, the basic elements of gravity, weave together to form space and time and matter and all the other forces, somewhat like the Loop Quantum Gravity theories of Smolin, Bojowald, Rovelli, Theiman, etc., actually more like the Newtonian gravity theory of Reginald Cahill of the University of Flinders in Australia.

It follows that I do not accept your views on the role of dimensions. It was suggested shortly after the derivation of GR by Einstein that EM forces could be represented by a fifth dimension, space and time being the first four, I forget who made that proposal, and later it was found that the other forces could be represented by yet higher dimensions, the highest being a representation of gravity. Even this I find more appealing than your representation as gravity is the most complicated of all forces and therefore requires the highest dimensionality for its representation.

J

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