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Posted by Jimmy Of York on October 24, 1999 00:32:02 UTC

: : Ok, well I have never posted to this forum, or read anything on it so you may have already talked about : this, but I have been thinking, and I have a theory on the shape of the universe.

: I need to explain some things first. I don't think the universe is truely infinate in size, I believe it is : actually just really big and eventually loops back in on itself, like a circle, you travel in any one direction : in a strait line on the circle and you will end up exactly where you started. And like a sphere, you go in : any one direction on the sphere and you will end up exactly where you started. I think the universe is : like a circle and a sphere, but it can't be either one and here is why. On a circle you can only travel in : two directions on the edge of the circle, lets say they are left and right (only 1 dimension). And on a : sphere you can only travel in 4 directions, sorta, left, right, down, and up (2 dimensions). BUT, in space : you can travel left, right, up, down, forward, and backwards (3 dimensions). Since on a two : dimensional circle you can travel in 1 dimension, and in a 3 dimensional sphere you can only travel in 2 : dimensions, SO, it only makes sense that since in space you can travel in 3 dimensions, it must be (if my : universe loops back on it's self theory is true) a 4 dimensional shape which is somewhat like a sphere. I : also believe that this 4 dimensional sphere is constantly growing, causing the surface area and everything : on it to grow farther and farther apart from other things, this acounts for scientists believing the usiverse : is expanding.

: This probably sounds really stupid, and it probably is, but please respond with something...

Everything would be on the surface of this 4 dimensional sphere and a worm hole could possibly be like a tunnel dug through the center of the earth (a sphere). Or something like that... anyways, i was never in any astronomy classes of any sort and only found out astronomy was interesting about 3 days ago and don't really know anything what so ever. So, feel free to tell me I am being stupid.

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