Grappling with shadows in the fourth dimension

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Notestoponder asked a simple question: “can someone explain the 4th dimension”. The responses she got were disappointing. Standard high school explanations such as “time is the fourth dimension”, or “imagine color or transparency” as a fourth dimension. Continue reading Grappling with shadows in the fourth dimension

Making sense of a four dimensional tree

hyper flower Yesterday I introduced you to hyper genetic fractals but even as I hit the “publish” button, I knew that the images were not convincing. So after a pow-wow with John of Superstitious Naked Ape fame, I’ve created a four dimensional tree. It looks more like an aquarium plant but I’m not fuzzed. Hopefully John isn’t either. Continue reading Making sense of a four dimensional tree

Farfetched facts or fancy fiction?

genetic fractal plantIn my last post I boldly claimed to take you by the hand for a stroll in the fourth dimension.  Judging by the high number of views, but not so many likes, I suspect that a healthy degree of skepticism has won the day. And that is how it should be. Continue reading Farfetched facts or fancy fiction?