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> "Grant Callaghan" <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org Re: alityDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 06:55:50 -0800
>I liked your explication of spacetime. It came to grips with the
>relationship between mind and reality pretty well. One more item that
>should be included is our used of the term "dimension." People talk of
>dimensions as if they were places rather than measuring tools. All
>dimensions are ways of measuring distance. Height is a measure of the
>distance up, width is a measure of the distance 90 degrees away from up, and
>length is measured 90 degrees away from both up and wide. Time is just the
>distance traveled by the object measured by the other three dimensions
>compared to the speed and distance of some other object -- most often the
>rotation of the earth.
>Therefore dimensions, too, are human constructs used to map the universe we
>see inside our brains. They are not places we can venture into. Space is a
>place, the measurement of space is not. Dimensions are just ways of looking
>at space by comparing one arbitrarily chosen section of it to another.
>Again, the comparison takes place in the brain and not in space.
If we measure these things by Planck instants and Planck constants, then we are measuring them by multiples of the smallest distances and durations possible in the universe. Nothing arbitrary about that.
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