super_romeman@... wrote on Fri, 10 May 2002 10:29:49 -0000:

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> "In the fourth dimension the infinite number of solids in the

> Universe are in relationship with each other through time and

> energy. ... The Fourth Dimension is portrayed geometrically by

Time? Energy? WTH!! This is completely vague and says nothing.

Time and energy actually mean something in physics. They are not

just impressive-sounding words.

> fractals and by the Hypercube. The Hypercube is the symbol used in

Not a symbol. It is a geometrical solid: a mathematical object

just as understandable as the cube.

> mathematics to try and represent the fourth dimension in two

> dimensions (a drawing on a piece of paper - a plane). From the center

Incorrect. The hypercube is the trace in 3-dim. of a 4-dim. cube.

It is no more "infinite" or "symbolic" than the square, which happens

to be the trace in 2-dim of a 3-dim cube.

> of the Hypercube through its 8 diagonals the Hypercube is related to

> everything in the Universe. The infinity in the Fourth Dimension lies

> in the infinity of relations."

"Infinity" actually means something in mathematics. It is possible to

talk about it with complete precision. It is not just a fancy word

used to impress people and a peg on which to hang New Age nonesense.

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> http://www.fractalwisdom.com/FractalWisdom/fourth.html

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I'm very impressed by most of what is posted to this list and generally

just lurk, but this was such a puff of hot air that I had to comment.

Mark