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  1. Dec 28, 2016 #1
    Why cant we perceive higher dimensions?
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2016 #2

    phinds

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    What dimensions do you have in mind?
     
  4. Dec 28, 2016 #3

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    (Note -- Thread level changed from A=Advanced/Graduate School to B=Basic)
     
  5. Dec 28, 2016 #4

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    Because it is of no evolutionary advantage.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
  6. Dec 29, 2016 #5
    If higher dimensions do exist, are you sure that you are not perceiving them? Maybe, having been born in a universe with higher dimensions, you do perceive them but simply assume that what you are experiencing is part of the normal hustle and bustle of 3 spatial dimensional life. For example, if higher dimensions are responsible for gravity being so much weaker than the other forces, then you do perceive higher dimensions - or at least, you can feel their presence by nature of the fact you are not crushed into degenerate matter.
     
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