# do dimensions exist or not

United States
October 19, 2009 3:56pm CST
from my view whose to say that a line is one dimensional in fact it is actually three dimensional it has a length of coarse a width and even a heigth think about it. i also believe that there is infact more then one dimension but i would like to put it in different terms there is mass there is space and there is one other dimension that i believe to be dark holes so there you go i just made my on theorem.
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@Xygatrix (103)
• United States
20 Oct 09
Well... we know that in our perceivable world there are at least 4 - height, width, length, and time - but there may be more that we simply cannot detect. Think about it. Length measures in one direction. So does height and width. Here's where it gets more complex. Time is a bit different, but it's basically the same. Time also measures distance from one point in space-time to another. Think of it this way. There is a cube floating through nothingness. This cube is our cosmos. In this cube, you can measure height, width, and length. Outside the cube, you can also measure time. The cube is 3 feet high, by 3 feet wide, by 3 feet tall. Those are tangible measurements. The cube is also located at a certain point in the linear measurement of time. Measuring how old something is puts the object on that line, on a point in the graph of time. Now, what if time could also be measured in three dimensions like matter? What if time could be seen going up and down, instead of just forward and backward? Then we would have more dimensions, branching off from ours. Whenever you make a decision, you go up or down in that graph of time. When anyone makes a decision, you go up or down on that graph. The other way is the other choice, the other path you may have taken, which means that if that theory is correct, if inter-dimensional travel was ever feasible, we could go back in time, and explore an infinite number of realities. We could explore every possible outcome of every possible event that ever occurred!Sorry for making such a long post, I just got so interested.
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• United States
20 Oct 09
That is some excellent thinking! Very intriguing ideas you have about time as a dimension. Do not apologize for making the long post, I found your post very interesting to read... I believe that you deserve a virtual brownie for your work
@Xygatrix (103)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Ah, there's a problem. See, I have virtual wheat intolerance! :O
• United States
22 Oct 09
and with good reason that is an amazing view of dimensions even though its hard to wrap my mind around the concept that time could be possible a shape or dimension but by far one of the most interesting things ive heard but your definitly right about warping into different time periods that would open up a whole new way of life and could possible be beneficial for human kind but this is something we are far from my friend. i enjoyed reading your response thank you
• United States
19 Oct 09
There are, indeed, many dimensions. It takes a lot of study to learn where they are and how to find them, but many aren't all that hard.
• United States
21 Oct 09
if that where so then and only then a line would have no visible form but its just something i though about and figured it was worth my time making it into a theory. thank you for your response
• United States
22 Oct 09
A line or anything else takes only the form you agree to accept!
@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
19 Oct 09
A line drawn on a piece of paper is a 3d object in we zoom in enough.. But a line as an abstract object is monodimensional. Our world has at least 3 spaace dimensions so basically every real object has at least three dimensions given the proper magnification. There are anyhow plenty of objects that can be approximated without much error to 2d or 1d things.
• United States
21 Oct 09
yes i believe it would make no difference considering the fact that it would have no use knowing that or even thinking such an idea for one reason being that it wouldnt make a difference in the world we live in i just enjoy testing things and "facts" that can be proven wrong.
@merlinsorca (1122)
• United States
19 Oct 09
Actually, I think that the line you speak of is actually a two-dimensional object that was portrayed on a three-dimensional object (the paper). This is based only on the definition of dimension that someone came up with... Just look up "dimension" in Wikipedia, as I'm afraid of copying the sentences here, and you'll find some pretty nifty explanations and definitions of what a dimension is... I think that dimension is dependent on your point of view, and looking at that line you can see that it is indeed two dimensional, because you can only see it on the paper.