Re: The Universe-is that all there is? sung by Miss Peggy Lee. :-)

Anders Sandberg (
13 Jan 1998 18:29:26 +0100

NetSurfer <> writes:

> On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > Now I don't know much about superstring theory, except that it involves
> > something like 10 dimensions. In this context, how does Heinlein's ol
> I have heard in the past that the current theoretical model is a
> 17-dimensional universe - is this accurate or fairly accepted today?

I don't know, but one should be careful about calling any of the
superstring or M-brane theories "accepted". They tend to change all
the time, to the delight of the theoreticians, but so far none has
really worked out to the extent that they have got popular outside
this select group. The number of dimensions seems to vary quite a bit,
up to 26 (I think).

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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