"In the beginning there were 26 dimensions of equal size, 24 space-like and 2 time-like, consisting of completely entangled closed circular strings forming a superfluid called the unified field."
"field" = somewhere you can skip around = "unified" (all together now).
"unified field" to maintain distinction of "unified" from "field" requires a global factorisation (two ways you can go anywhere in the field)(a Feynman path integral).
"Unified field" = (in math-free analysis)(in giving each concept maximum space with each other and minimum repeats (minimum blockages))
= two ways of going from any "A" to any "B" in the field.
This gives "two mentions" i.e. DIMENSION.
A "unified field" with "dimension":
requires two ways of going two ways from "A" to "B" in the field; that is "Shrodinger's Equation)(Wave as equation)(hidden alternatives)(dark energy)(An uncertainty principle)(fuzziness in defining the launch position and the landing position when going from "A" to "B" in the field)
(a comparison of "A" to "B")(something the matter)(hidden matter)
A unified field with dimensions (plural) requires a "two or more ways" of going two ways from "A" to "B" (that is: problem ability)(ability to complexify things)(stringiness: amplitude: width in defining parameters that is in defining end-points)
A unified field with a fixed number of dimensions requires loopiness in going from "A" to "B":
that is "a limit on width in defining parameters"
that is "sets" (fixed path-bundling).
"24 blackbirds baked in a pie":
How know the difference between "sets" and "A to B" s? How know the difference between space and time?
Need circular strings (higher dimension spaces)(slip differentials)(snakes)
and stringy circles (higher dimension time)(short cuts)(slip integrals)(ladders)...
Need an overview (a pie).
How know the pie from the "snakes and ladders"?
" And the Consciousness of God moved in the superfluid. God said, "Let there be light", and 6 of the dimensions collapsed to point charge pairs of particles and anti-particles as 4 dimensions enlarged to a super 4 dimensional spacetime. All but a few particle pairs recombined to create the dark energy surrounding the remaining 16 dimensional superfluid of closed strings. "
Make a cut (in the pie) and you get higher space mixing with higher time so imaginary space and imaginary time so real time and real space so 6 quarks for Mr. Mark (the ability to see where you could be going? A little red engine: to be sure to "me sure" to measure to see surroundings)
"And God said, Let there be an unconscious firmament in the midst of the superfluid, and 6 more dimensions collapsed to a second set of point charge pairs of particles and anti-particles as the strings opened and a second 4 dimensional spacetime expanded. And God called the firmament Heaven."
Make alternative slices: get "on your marks"
(goto)(the 6 quarks go all over the place but your real space real time have become convergent divergent (electro-magnetic) a four-fold symmetry.
"And God said, Let the remaining super fluid of closed strings and the heaven be gathered together, and let unconscious matter appear, so as to balance the unconscious heavenly particles. And 6 more dimensions collapsed to a third set of point charge pairs of particles and anti-particles. And God called the unconscious matter Earth. And all but a few particle pairs of heaven and earth recombined, each to his own, to create photons, atoms and an elementary super fluid. God called the fluid dark matter and gave it mass along with its consciousness."
Swap among slices: the 6 quarks cum 6 imaginary quarks become 6 electro-magnetic "quarks" so 12 fixed dimensions (12 fixed two-mentions); the
four fold symmetry becomes 4x4 = 16 dimensions.
(Yanniru's version may have math entangled that is pre-assumed exchangeability of items)(so get 24 fixed dimensions that are space-like and
"a rocket bus" (two time-like dimensions)(a space-shuttle: a re-integration potential i.e. normalisation via group(s) ?)
"And as the 4 dimensional space time containing heaven and earth continued to expand and cool, the remaining unconscious particles of heaven and earth was given mass, and some gathered into stars, and some grew old and collapsed into black holes, and some grew in mass until a singularity appeared containing some of the original unified field, and some in time gave birth to other 4 dimensional spacetimes. And God saw that it was good. And he rested forevermore."
Take a rest: now can take your time and bundle things as you wish; the 16 dimensions have now become manifold (space like and time like);
the quarks have settled into predictable combinations (protons, neutrons) and unpredictable ones (electrons) via a gauge field (optional measurement)(mass aggregation)(an uncertainty in principle)(a singularity)(at your direction? .........................)