I asked this in another thread and it didn’t go far.
Maybe if I give it its own thread, some might be willing to explain this concept and its implications.
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I’ve always been fascinated by the flow of time - and I can hardly think of buildings or people or events
without considering the evolution that brought them to this point and of future changes.
Perhaps that’s why I tend to try to soak up as much of the moment as I can.
Perhaps it’s why the reality of global warming and the inevitable future radical climate changes we’ve initiated
has always had such a visceral hold on my imagination and concerns.
In any event this division of three-dimensional being and four-dimensional beings seems off to me and
I’m curious what its utility is. Although I might be getting ahead of myself because I don’t think I even understand
the intellectual concept… well as least as it relates to our real living world.
If anyone had any thoughts about this odd classification of ‘three dimensional entity” vs “four dimensional entity”
I’d love to hear about it.
My original question:
By four dimensional I’m assuming they’re referring to Time.
In which case, I’m confused by what a three dimensional being would be?
Although, I guess the proclivity of some to put all their faith in the writings of some ancient texts to the exclusion of
today’s realities might be an example of it.
StephenLawrence offered the following :
Three dimensional is how we see the world.
So we see a teapot as three dimensional and the whole of the 3 dimensional teapot travels through time.
A four dimensional teapot doesn’t travel through time in the same way.
It is spread over time, a part of it being in this time and other parts of it existing in other times.
But in it didn’t help me much - travels through time v. spread through time. What’s the distinction?