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Posted by Harvey on January 8, 2002 16:36:44 UTC

As is often the case there is a fine line between the philosophy of science and science itself. I'm wondering whether treating time as a dimension is a philosophical disposition rather than a scientifically required one. Often scientists aren't sensitive enough to these issues (for example, realist prejudices can often taint one's views). Also, this sensitivity may have been less in the forefront of his mind when he answered the question.

Although, one must also be very careful about telling an expert general relativist on how to interpret dimensions in general relativity. I remain agnostic to either approach but give the benefit of doubt to the GR folks.

Warm regards, Harv

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