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UChicago Researchers: Those extra dimensions ain’t out there

Gravitational waves provide dose of reality about extra dimensions
neutron star collision/ NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center CI Lab

Not if you go by results from the gravitational waves collision.

While last year’s discovery of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars was earth-shaking, it won’t add extra dimensions to our understanding of the universe—not literal ones, at least.

University of Chicago astronomers found no evidence for extra spatial dimensions to the universe based on the gravitational wave data. Their research, published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, is one of many papers in the wake of the extraordinary announcement last year that LIGO had detected a neutron star collision.

It appears for now that the universe has the same familiar dimensions—three in space and one of time—even on scales of a hundred million light-years.

But this is just the beginning, scientists said. “There are so many theories that until now, we didn’t have concrete ways to test,” Fishbach said. “This changes how a lot of people can do their astronomy.”

Louise Lerner, “Gravitational waves provide dose of reality about extra dimensions” at Phys.org

No but the extra dimensions are those of imperishable belief. They could birth new universes if they existed in reality; as it is, they do so only in imagination.

See also: At Nature: How gravitational waves might help explain fundamental cosmology. But do they exist?


Are there more than four dimensions? Physicist Rob Sheldon explains

Extra dimensions are fun to imagine though:

Besides having no evidence for these postulated 'extra dimensions' that were added to these 'alternative theories' to General Relativity that seek to explain dark matter and dark energy, dark matter and dark energy are themselves undetected save for the effects that they are said to exert on the universe. Hence the term "dark" to describe them. Moreover, there is also no evidence for the supposed extra dimensions that were postulated in Superstring theory.
In the case of string theory, consistency requires spacetime to have 10 dimensions (3D regular space + 1 time + 6D hyperspace).[11] - per wiki This Week’s Hype – November 3, 2011 by Peter Woit (Ph.D. in theoretical physics and a lecturer in mathematics at Columbia) Excerpt: the LHC (Large Haldron Collider) has turned out to be dud, producing no black holes or extra dimensions, http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4118 Lack of experimental evidence Some particle physicists became disappointed[10] by the lack of experimental verification of supersymmetry, and some have already discarded it; Jon Butterworth at University College London said that we had no sign of supersymmetry, even in higher energy region, excluding the superpartners of the top quark up to a few TeV. Ben Allanach at the University of Cambridge states that if we do not discover any new particles in the next trial at the LHC, then we can say it is unlikely to discover supersymmetry at CERN in the foreseeable future.[10] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstring_theory#Lack_of_experimental_evidence
Superstring theory is a theory which sought to, purely mathematically, unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into a single overarching 'theory of everything'. Besides their lack of experimental evidence for all these 'extra dimensions', atheists also have no evidence for all the various multiverse and parallel universes scenarios that they have put forth to try to 'explain away' fine-tuning and quantum wave collapse of the universe.
Multiverse Mania vs Reality - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQJV4fH6kMo
And whereas, atheists have no compelling evidence for all the various extra dimensions, parallel universe and/or multiverse scenarios that they have put forth, Christians, on the other hand, can appeal directly to the higher dimensional mathematics behind Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity and General Relativity to support their belief that God upholds this universe in its continual existence, as well as to support their belief in a heavenly dimension and in a hellish dimension.
Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity, General Relativity and Christianity - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4QDy1Soolo
Moreover, the main problem with trying to unify General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics into a purely 'mathematical' theory of everything is that theorists have tossed agent causality, and more specifically, have tossed the Agent Causality of God by the wayside. Yet with the closing of the 'free will loop-hole, quantum mechanics itself now demands that the agent causality of people, and more specifically the Agent Causality of God, be let back into the picture of modern physics.
Quantum mechanics: Pushing the “free-will loophole” back to 7.8 billion years ago - September 14, 2018 https://uncommondesc.wpengine.com/intelligent-design/pushing-the-free-will-loophole-back-to-7-8-billion-years-ago/
Moreover, if we rightly let the Agent causality of God ‘back’ into the picture of modern physics, (as the Christian founders of modern physics originally envisioned , Sir Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, Michael Faraday, and Max Planck, to name a few), then an empirically backed reconciliation between Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity, i.e. the ‘Theory of Everything’, readily pops out for us in Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
Copernican Principle, Agent Causality, and Jesus Christ as the “Theory of Everything” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NziDraiPiOw
Thus, unlike all the various extra dimensions, parallel universe and/or multiverse scenarios of atheists for which they have no evidence, the Christian, on the other hand, can appeal directly to the higher dimensional mathematics behind Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity and General Relativity, to support his belief in heaven, hell, as well as in the providence of God. And can also appeal, (as was mentioned towards the end of the last video), to the Shroud of Turin to empirically support his contention that Jesus Christ successfully dealt with both quantum mechanics and general relativity, i.e. gravity, in his resurrection from the dead to provides us with a true ‘Theory of Everything’ Verse and video:
Colossians 1:15-20 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Shroud of Turin: From discovery of Photographic Negative, to 3D Information, to Hologram https://youtu.be/F-TL4QOCiis

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