The fear of the unknown is what thrills us the most

Post by iSiZ

Is it not interesting that what we’re most afraid of is what thrills us the most. We live in a so called 3 dimensional space. As the unknown always attracks, we want to know how the 4th dimension in space looks like. In geometry mathematicians calculated a four-dimensional analog of the cube, the tesseract:

The following 5 minute extract is from the film: “What The Bleep Do We Know!?: Down The Rabbit Hole”. Here Dr Quantum visits Flatland and examines 2 dimensional space versus 3 dimensional space. The animation of Flatland is inspired by ‘Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions’ an 1884 satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. This short clip very effectively explains how the fear for the unknown works.


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