Quote (iDoYardWork @ Aug 18 2017 10:28pm)
My point is simply that people call time a dimension with little consideration for what that means and poorly draw distinctions between that and spatial dimensions. Furthermore, dimensions past the 3rd act as little more than calculational tools and really aren't particularly relevant. It's buzz word Physics.
I was hoping to learn something if one of you feels otherwise.
That is not true. Theorizing is a very important step in the scientific process but does little more than create primarily weak ideas.
Yes, I suppose all science involves theory, but at a certain point there isn't enough experiment to differentiate between science and faith. This is what the conspiracy nutters mean when they call us gravity priests.
Your understanding of theory is fundamentally flawed. A theory is an abstraction that explains why observations work the way they do. All science, even "proven" science, relies on theory. All of the important ideas in science will forever be theory.
Your understanding of what constitutes a dimension is also flawed. Just do a little reading into relativity to understand why time and space are deeply intertwined, and time cannot be removed as a dimension without basically destroying all of physics.
You don't even need to read into relativity though, any introductory physics class is deeply dependent on time as a dimension. I know Sky has taken physics classes, which is one of the reasons it's weird that his understanding of the subject matter is so poor he would say time isn't a dimension. Then again, engineer.