How Many "Dimensions" Are There?

@birthlady (5613)
United States
November 29, 2006 11:57am CST
We live in a world of 3 dimensions, some say 4. And in quantum physics, there are possibly many many more dimensions. My friend and I debate about Michyo Koku's theory of 13 dimensions. My friend says there are 26 dimensions because every dimension has a mirror 2 x 13 = 26. I say its 13 squared, not 13 x 2. Buddhists believe there are 10 worlds of 30 realms in every moment. What do you think?
3 responses
• Canada
6 Mar 07
why do you think each dimension has a mirror?
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
8 Mar 07
everything has two sides, maybe more. I think the dimensions expand exponentially.
• Canada
10 Mar 07
sure everything has two sides, i have a front and a back but space may be the exception to the rule. how do we know space has either a front or a back? i have a front and a back and you have a front and a back does the distance between us have a front and a back because we do?
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Space is a pretty weird thing. Its said to spiral, contract, expand, and also have parallels. So if there are parallels, this is the mirror (other side).
@udayhase (173)
• United States
1 Dec 06
What's the reasoning behind your saying it's 13 squared? If there's a mirror of each dimension, that allows for 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b,... and will add up to 26.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Because I think there is more than a mirror to each. I think its squared.
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
29 Nov 06
That is a very good question and a very difficult one to answer. You both have very good reasonings for your answers but I would probably stick with Koku's theory of 13 dimensions.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Nov 06
13 dimensions...if each dimension has a mirror, does that make 26? Here's where it gets tricky for me. I say its 13 times 13 (13 squared) and my friend says its 13 times 2 (26).