Stephen, I was using a fairly clumsy analogy. We have a difficult enough time trying to deal with a single direction in times flow, let alone extra dimensions. I was trying to demonstrate the effect of moving in a direction that cannot be seen from the vantage point of the observer. A person on the planets surface will have a difficult time seeing the curvature that makes the surface spherical, and I expect that seeing other dimensions to time will be much harder to see as long as we exist in times flow. Asserting that events in time are identical despite direction still applies the dichotomy of forwards, or backwards.
Heh, interesting sidenote for ya… it is fairly common knowledge that one cannot exceed the speed of light, and why, but think about what would happen if you could be perfectly stationary? Of course there is only one place in the universe you could do that.
So I am the only one here that sees a parrallel between entropy and evolution?
Now I realize that ‘evolution’ has pretty much only been used in reference to living things, or the products of living things, but I lack a better term for the mechanism that gave rise to increasingly complex particles during the early stages of the universes existance. The mechanism that led to the formation of galaxies, planets, particles and us seems identical to entropy, merely in the opposite direction in time. This is merely intuition, I have not yet come up with an experiment to test this.
The glass may not leap back up onto the table intact, but the happenings in the primordial soup on this rock some billion years ago seem as amazing to me.