We assume there are only three spatial dimensions because those are the ones we sense. Baylor computer engineering prof Robert J. Marks asks, What if there are four?:

I teach a graduate course entitled Multidimensional Signal Processing. The mathematical treatment of four, five or even an infinite number of dimensions is considered. Visualizing higher dimensions can be aided by understanding what happens in three or fewer dimensions. For example, I teach students how to visualize and play four dimensional tic-tac-toe by interpreting the game as a series of games in three dimensions…

Some Biblical miracles can be explained if there were four spatial dimensions. When the Flatlander was asked to point in the direction of UP, the best he could do was point north. You and I seem similarly constrained. When we are asked to point to a heaven in the fourth dimension, the best we can do is point up to the sky…

Extending this 2D to 3D example to 4D leads to the conclusion that if there were access to the fourth dimension, links of three dimensional chains can be separated without bending or cutting. Learning from the 2D chain, the 3D chain simply needs to be taken to the fourth dimension and separated. No saw or chain cutter is needed.

Such an event is documented in the Bible when the apostle Peter was imprisoned and chained by King Herod:

“ACTS 12: 6b-7. Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands.”

Was access to the fourth or higher dimension used in this miracle? Possibly. A fourth dimension explanation is certainly compelling.

Robert J. Marks, “Can higher dimensions help us understand biblical miracles? ” atMind Matters News

*Takehome:* Some Biblical miracles are better understood if we assume four spatial dimensions. The short novel *Flatland* (1884) helps us understand.

Well, this particular miracle doesn’t require the supernatural. Angel just means messenger. A human angel, perhaps a disgruntled soldier, freed Peter and ran away with him.

To emphasize, all of our most precisely tested, and accurate, theories in science, (i.e. Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity and General Relativity), are all based upon higher dimensional mathematics, (not based on 3-Dimensional Euclidean mathematics like Newton’s theory was based).

In fact, Einstein’s great breakthrough into general relativity was only made possible by the previous work of Christian mathematicians Gauss & Riemann in laying the foundation for ‘higher dimensional’ mathematics, and also by the work Hermann Minkowski, (one of the math professors of a young Einstein), in applying Riemann’s higher dimensional mathematics to Special Relativity.

And as I have previously noted earlier this month, although Einstein himself may not have personally believed in life after death, (nor in a personal God), but Special Relativity itself contradicts Einstein and offers stunning confirmation that Near Death Testimonies are accurate ‘physical’ descriptions of what happens after death, i.e. going to a ‘higher timeless/eternal dimension’, i.e. heavenly dimension, that exists above this temporal realm.

And while most people, (who are at least semi-literate in science), are aware of the fact that all of our best theories in science are all based on ‘higher dimensional’ mathematics, (and are not based on 3-D Euclidean mathematics as Newton’s theory was), most people are unaware of the fact that life itself is based on ‘higher dimensional’ mathematics, and/or principles, and that life is not based on 3-D Euclidean mathematics, and/or principles, as is presupposed within Darwinian materialism.

As Denyse O’Leary quotes, “Although living things occupy a three-dimensional space, their internal physiology and anatomy operate as if they were four-dimensional. Quarter-power scaling laws are perhaps as universal and as uniquely biological as the biochemical pathways of metabolism, the structure and function of the genetic code and the process of natural selection.” and “”The conclusion here is inescapable, that the driving force for these invariant scaling laws cannot have been natural selection.”

The reason why these universal and as uniquely biological ’4-Dimensional’ quarter power scaling laws are impossible for Darwinian evolution to explain is that Natural Selection operates at the 3-Dimensional level of the organism and the ’4-Dimensional’ quarter power scaling laws are simply ‘invisible’ to natural selection. The reason why 4-Dimensional things are, for all practical purposes, completely invisible to a 3-Dimensional selection process is best demonstrated by the ‘thought experiment’ of ‘flatland’:

Moreover, although Darwinian materialists deny that there is any transcendent, i.e. ‘non-material’, component to humans, (i.e. Darwinists deny that we have immaterial minds and/or souls), never-the-less transcendent, and ‘conserved’, (cannot be created or destroyed), ‘non-local’, (beyond space-time matter-energy), quantum entanglement/information, which is not reducible to matter-energy space-time, is now found in our material bodies on a massive scale (in every DNA and protein molecule).

Moreover, as the following study found, the greater the number of particles in a quantum hypergraph state, (which is exactly the type of quantum coherence that we have with protein and DNA molecules), the more strongly it violates local realism, with the strength increasing exponentially with the number of particles.

Einstein once, infamously, derided quantum entanglement as being ‘spooky action at a distance’. So since life ‘exponentially’ violates local realism, (via the fact that multiple particles are all quantumly entangled with each other in living organisms), then I guess that makes life ‘exponentially spooky’ for the committed Darwinian materialist. 🙂

Why would someone feel the need to explain miracles with science?

I would think only a materialist would want to do that.

DI and ID folks spend inordinate amounts of time and mirth trashing anything Darwin, materialist and all else that rejects the ID canon, yet, in all seriousness, come up with screwball ideas like the one presented in the OP. So, miracles happen in another dimension? Is that the same dimension where angels and devils hang out?

I swear, you can’t make this stuff up….

Banging the table, “Angels and demons do not exist!”, shouts the man who himself does not exist. 🙂

There are other Biblical examples of this. For example, see John 20:19 and 26, where Jesus appears in bodily form inside a locked room. A 4th spatial dimension, accessible only through spiritual action, could account for this.