Monday, January 30, 2012
matmantra:

“Well, first of all, since I was a child growing up in San Francisco, I used to stand for hours, watching the carp swimming in the Japanese Tea Garden. I used to imagine myself a fish, one of these fish swimming in a shallow pond, and I contemplated how they lived in a two-dimensional world: they can only go forward, backward, left and right. Then, any one fish who dared talk about the world of “up” - the world of the third dimension - the world of hyperspace, was considered a “crackpot” or an idiot. I imagined a scientist there, a scientist fish, who would say, “Bah, humbug! There is no world of ‘up’. There is only what you can see; what you can see in the pond is what there is. Period.”“So I imagined reaching down and grabbing the scientist fish, lifting the scientist fish into the world of “up” - the world of the third dimension - the world of hyperspace. What would he see? He would see a fantastic world, where beings move without fins…a new law of physics, beings breathing without water…a new law of biology. Today, believe it or not, we physicists believe, and are trying to prove, that we are fish. We have spent all our lives in three dimensions (moving forward, backward, left, right, up, down) and anyone who dares to speak about unseen worlds, worlds beyond what we can see and touch, is considered a crackpot.”- Michio Kaku [Theoretical Physicist & Professor] Speaking with Patricia CoriExcerpted from “Beyond The Matrix: Daring Conversations With The Brilliant Minds Of Our Time”, Patricia Cori

matmantra:

“Well, first of all, since I was a child growing up in San Francisco, I used to stand for hours, watching the carp swimming in the Japanese Tea Garden. I used to imagine myself a fish, one of these fish swimming in a shallow pond, and I contemplated how they lived in a two-dimensional world: they can only go forward, backward, left and right. Then, any one fish who dared talk about the world of “up” - the world of the third dimension - the world of hyperspace, was considered a “crackpot” or an idiot. I imagined a scientist there, a scientist fish, who would say, “Bah, humbug! There is no world of ‘up’. There is only what you can see; what you can see in the pond is what there is. Period.”

“So I imagined reaching down and grabbing the scientist fish, lifting the scientist fish into the world of “up” - the world of the third dimension - the world of hyperspace. What would he see? He would see a fantastic world, where beings move without fins…a new law of physics, beings breathing without water…a new law of biology. Today, believe it or not, we physicists believe, and are trying to prove, that we are fish. We have spent all our lives in three dimensions (moving forward, backward, left, right, up, down) and anyone who dares to speak about unseen worlds, worlds beyond what we can see and touch, is considered a crackpot.”

- Michio Kaku [Theoretical Physicist & Professor] Speaking with Patricia Cori

Excerpted from “Beyond The Matrix: Daring Conversations With The Brilliant Minds Of Our Time”, Patricia Cori

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