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April 8, 2012 - 5:56 am

"at1with0" wrote: Perhaps it would help to view dimensions as degrees of freedom.

How many dimensions, aka degrees of freedom, are there?

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April 8, 2012 - 6:01 am

There's no limit.

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April 8, 2012 - 6:09 am

"at1with0" wrote: There's no limit.

Perhaps an infinite number of dimensions converge to a finite limit.

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April 8, 2012 - 6:47 pm

What does that mean?

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April 8, 2012 - 10:32 pm

"at1with0" wrote: What does that mean?

Well, we see three macroscopic dimensions. String theory postulates more dimensions that are somehow smaller or "curled up". It becomes 3 + smaller and smaller and smaller... and ever smaller ... an infinite number of ever more smaller and smaller dimensions... pi dimensions...

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April 9, 2012 - 12:50 am

Sounds like an infinite series....

Wouldn't it be swell if Pi were somewhere in the dimensionality of the multiverse?

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April 9, 2012 - 12:54 am

"at1with0" wrote: Sounds like an infinite series....

Wouldn't it be swell if Pi were somewhere in the dimensionality of the multiverse?

Pi is in everything

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April 25, 2012 - 7:53 pm

It is both finite and infinite, an absurd entailment of its self-described nature. A point represents the concurrence of potential and actuality. Each point is the point within the endless intersubjectivity of point correspondence.

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April 25, 2012 - 8:02 pm

Sounds either paradoxical or just not easily referenceable.

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April 25, 2012 - 8:14 pm

The point in question being the culmination of its own abstraction and specificity, I mean. You could think of it as a symbol for any moment in time, any entity, a process viewed in totality, a self-nesting dynamism, basically the instantiation of de facto self-referencing existence.

It is referenceable by nature. That is the defining property of existence: It can be referenced.

However, the referencing itself is entangled with the "object" referenced. Separation can produce both clarity and confusion. Perspective is a tricky.... thing.

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