Holy Church of the Absurd Scientific Tao

The Holy Church of the Absurd Scientific Tao TM

String theory relates to our " antiDogma" because of  its predictions of multiple unseen dimensions.  It is a developing branch of quantum mechanics and general relativity with the aim of merging and reconciling the two areas of physics into a quantum theory of gravity.  A feature of string theory is that it involves the prediction of extra dimensions. The number of dimensions is not fixed by any consistent reference point but a flat spacetime solution does exists in a so-called "critical dimension".

Gravity acting in the hidden dimensions affects other non-gravitational forces such as electromagnetism. In fact Theodor Franz Eduard Kaluza, an early twentieth century German mathematician and physicist  demonstrated that general relativity in five dimensions actually predicts the existence of electromagnetism.


Theodor Franz Eduard