On 10/26/2012 5:00 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
Hi Brent,

What happens -- or is it even possible -- to
collapse the dimensions down to one (which I
conjecture might be time), or zero (Platonia or mind).

I'm not sure what you mean by 'collapse'. Do you mean, "Is is possible to invent a theory which has only a one-dimensional Remannian manifold?" Sure, but I don't think you can make it agree with physical observations.

In my view, these are models we invent to try to understand the world; so we need our model to be understandable. That's one of my objections to a lot of 'everything' theories like Tegmark's; they hypothesize a model that is incomprehensible in order to 'explain' something - it's like "God did it and God works in mysterious ways."


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