2D, 3D and 4D – One Universe, Dark Matter Is Hidden in 4D

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I am a fan of Occam’s Razor, probably best described as “other things being equal, simpler explanations are generally better than more complex ones”.

There are two big mysteries in physics – the very different world of quantum physics, and the mystery of where dark matter resides.

I am not a physicist – I didn’t even study any science at university. My level of understanding on these topics is the average reader of popular science books, or New Scientist readers. I get the basics, but beyond that is a struggle.

Now – to the Eureka Moment – Two Major Puzzles, One Elegant Solution.

The easiest solution is for Dark Matter. We can’t see it, so it seems reasonable that it exists in a different dimension. There’s no need to think about 9 dimensions, or 32 dimensions, or multiverses or string theory! We just need one extra dimension in our universe – the Fourth Dimension.

No, not time. A fourth spacial dimension. The answer can be explained in a simple sentence – dark matter resides in a fourth spatial dimension that we are unable to ever observe.

So… if we have physical properties existing in the fourth dimension, then it makes sense that they also exist in the second dimension.

We can’t observe the fourth dimension, and the second dimension can’t observe us. One of the key factors of quantum mechanics is observation.

We can see anything in the second dimension, but it will visually be 2-D. If the Great Wall of China was 2-D then we would be able to tell. It would be thousands of miles wide, tens of feet high, and have no depth. But what about atomic particles? They are so small can we even tell if they are 2-D or 3-D?

“Nobody has ever seen a particle” (2:45 in this TED talk)

Quantum  particles live in a second spatial dimension, and are operating under a different set of laws to ours.

I’m not qualified to describe those laws, but I feel it is enough to say such laws are most probably quite different to ours.

Evidence

Proving that we can’t see dark matter in the 4th dimension is impossible. The only thing on my side is that the longer we go without finding dark matter, the more likely I am correct.

Showing that quantum objects are in the 2nd dimension should be possible one day as technology progresses.

One possible spanner in the works is this news item:

A team of scientists has succeeded in putting an object large enough to be visible to the naked eye into a mixed quantum state of moving and not moving.
Largest ever quantum state object

[The current record seems to be for an object as large as a grain of sand]

I can only suggest that although this is a relatively big object, it is actually a collection of identical particles that are each 2-D. It is possible to create a 3-D object from numerous 2-D objects. It could well be that as long as the collected objects are all identical, quantum rules still apply.

In nature such objects – collections of identical particles – don’t exist?

The Original Purpose of Stone Circles

I have just been watching the first episode of Sacred Wonders of Britain, and learned that the individual stones of the Standing Stones of Stenness are all very individual. Different sizes and shapes, but importantly quarried from individual places. It suggests that each village or family brought their own stone to the party. And that’s the earliest known stone circle…

Often rituals start out as having a functional meaning, and end up as just a representation. Perhaps stone circles began as a giant handshake of sweat and effort, and I can’t think of a better symbol of peace. If my forefather’s family or tribe put in thousands of hours of sweat labour to help create a monument of cooperation, who am I to to disrespect it with a minor disagreement. We still say today, written in stone, and I feel stone circles were originally a peace pact, a contract in stone.

With time the stone circle would have become more symbolic, and less actual. It perhaps became a symbol of a fraternity, even if all the stones came from the same quarry. The important aspect is that each stake-holding group took part in the build. This idea could even explain the pyramids of Egypt.

So it is possible that the celestial alignments of stone circles were secondary to the pact – someone suggested that all the effort could be used to create an extra, beneficial dimension to the circle.

I still can’t help but think that the driving force was the Mysterious Elders – who had an ulterior motive for uniting the locals.

It makes sense that funerary practices are associated with ancient circles, barrows and henges  - the sites themselves represent the deeds of the forefathers set in stone. It is fitting to inter your loved ones in the same location.

So here is the hypothesis: megalithic structures are an embodiment of a peace pact between local groups. This idea is more feasible when you learn that the demise of megaliths coincides with the demise of peace.

Generalising in a major way, pre-2000 BC there was peace pretty much everywhere (there is only one known war before 2670 B.C.), and then with new technology wars became commonplace. Pre-300o megaliths were a major part of society, because they represented peace. But when weapons became easy to acquire, the ugly sides of humanity were launched. And megalithic structures faded away.

And of course Carnac - Local myth states that a Roman legion was on the march when the wizard Merlin turned them into stone. (Source: Ancient Mysteries). Sounds like an ideal representation of peace, when you consider that inactivity is hard to symbolise.

Ebola x Natural Disaster = ?

Survivalists know that one of the problems with natural disasters is the potential spread of disease. In places like the USA and Europe, when a local disaster strikes aid from outside of the disaster zone usually arrives quite quickly – the health problems caused by Hurricane Katrina were minor.

Yet in other locations health problems following a disaster can be substantial. The Haiti earthquake of 2010 killed an estimated 100,000 people. The resulting cholera outbreak caused the deaths of an additional 8,000 people, “and hospitalized hundreds of thousands more while spreading to neighboring countries including the Dominican Republic and Cuba.” [Wikipedia]. More than 6% of Haitians have now had the disease.

So we have two areas of concern:

1. A natural disaster in West Africa could mean that Ebola goes from spreading fast to unstoppable.

2. A natural disaster in the western world could mean we go from struggling to stop an outbreak happening to an outbreak big enough to cause mass panic and a shutdown of society.

The odds are of course low that a country like the USA would have a natural disaster at the same time and place as an Ebola outbreak. But it is the possibilities that preppers prepare for, not the likelihood.

Prepping For Ebola

2012 (Mayan doomsday) was a great excuse to prepare for all the unpredictable global catastrophes that could happen any time.

[Marburg? - see below]

Scientists have been warning us that a global pandemic is overdue, and Ebola could become a pandemic – based on its progress to date. This is also a great excuse to prepare. Even if you were convinced that your local health authorities will be able to protect you from Ebola, surely there is enough lingering doubt to inspire you to store away some food and water?

How Real Is The Risk?

We keep being (officially) told that Ebola is not airborne, and can only be spread via direct contact with bodily fluids. That sounds reassuring, unless you did deeper….

First of all, Ebola patients have a tendency to vomit – that’s a lot of sudden, random, bodily fluid going all over the place. This regularly occurs before Ebola is diagnosed.

Yet health professionals who are taking great precautions are also catching Ebola. The most vivid example is the nurse in Spain who was reportedly wearing the correct protective gear. It is almost as if Ebola has mutated and become airborne.

Well, it kind of has.

This information is via ThreatJournal.com – I strongly recommend subscribing to this unique service:

Though public health authorities and government officials publicly state that Ebola is not airborne, there are a multitude of published, peer reviewed studies firmly establishing transmission of the Ebola virus via aerosols. The general difference between airborne and aerosol transmission rests, in large part, on the size of the particles and thus, how long they can remain suspended in the air.

Threat Journal cite 5 studies showing Ebola being spread via the air – here’s one example:

Demonstration of fatal aerosol transmission of this virus in monkeys reinforces the importance of taking appropriate precautions to prevent its potential aerosol transmission to humans.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7547435

And there is this from the  Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota:

“We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks.”

Unfortunately many health professionals are dying because they used the minimum protection suggested by their superiors.

Snowball Effect / Death Spiral

When Ebola arrives in your country, and it is quite likely it will – if not now, then later – how will your fellow citizens react?

Hopefully it will be in a more educated manner than we have seen in Africa, where we have seen people breaking Ebola patients out of hospital due to fear, rumour and poor education.

The best example we have so far, in the western world, is parents pulling their students out of schools in Dallas:

Among the 12 people being closely monitored were five children – who attend four area schools. Panic-stricken parents in the area pulled their kids out of classes after they received Ebola fact sheets and notes which said ‘everything is fine’. Schools were also scrubbed down and extra nurses brought in to monitor any students with fevers or flu-like symptoms.

That’s four schools affected from one patient. Once cases multiply, more and more schools, social venues and workplaces become too risky for some. Before long a sneeze is enough to clear out a work building. Many workers will decide that they should stay at home, even though nobody at work has yet been diagnosed.

How many workers staying at home causes society to shut down?

When society shuts down, people will run out of food. That of course leads to social unrest and violence. In a British survey, 40% of respondents said if Avian Flu arrived locally, they would not go to work.

Maybe that won’t be a problem for banks (unless there are mass panic withdrawals) and insurance companies (unless there is a spike in health and death insurance claims), but what about supermarkets struggling to deal with demand, or hospitals, or key government agencies? As an extreme but possible example, what if the Minister for Health is scared and in hiding?

The point is, we just don’t know how it might play out. The last significant pandemic was more than 100 years ago – in WW1 more soldiers died of the flu than from battles – and communication and awareness were a tiny fraction of today. They certainly didn’t have Twitter spreading facts and rumours.

Worst Case Scenario

Everything about society that you rely on could end. Supermarkets could run out of food. The police and armed forces could lack the manpower to deal with the spread of disease. Your neighbours could refuse to speak to you. Trust in information from the government could fade. Rumours of a more readily-spread, mutated Ebola could become rife.

What Should You Do?

First and foremost you will need enough food and water to see out the pandemic. That could mean 6-12 months or more. The good news is that bulk bottled water, bulk rice and pasta, bulk tinned tomatoes and vegetables, spam, jam and homey are not only quite cheap to acquire and easy to store – if nothing bad happens you can still consume them at your leisure.

The other part of the equation is avoiding infection. For many people there will be occasions where contact with the outside world will be necessary. I propose that a member of your group – in my case it is me, the father – is isolated from the rest. You can still converse from a distance, you can still drop off essential supplies, but you will be doubly certain that any illness won’t be passed on to your loved ones. Living in a tent isn’t so arduous if it means your family are safe.

Oh yeah, get some face masks. They are cheap in bulk from places like eBay. When the pandemic kicks in, it won’t be weird to wear one. Japanese folk currently wear them to stop spreading the common cold…

Good luck and fingers crossed that it has peaked already.

(in which case we can start worrying about Marbug – very similar to Ebola and breaking out in Uganda right now…)

Postscript

Hide from the authorities. If you believe you are infected, hand yourself in. But if you aren’t infected, paranoid government officials could still imprison you with many infected people, and you could become collateral damage.

Quarantine fails when an infected person is placed in a group of uninfected people…

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/during-an-ebola-pandemic-all-of-your-rights-would-essentially-be-meaningless

Here’s the scenario:

A nuclear disaster. Thousand of people seeking medical attention. Doctors and nurses struggling to tell who has been affected. You flash your RAD Sticker and bypass the queue.

Preferably you choose to live more than 100 miles from a nuclear facility. But if you can’t/won’t, this little sticker in your wallet could greatly improve your survival odds. Of just give you peace of mind in a bad situation.

Two for \$5!

Handcuff Keys?

This survival product is rarely mentioned. Most people won’t be able to test if it works until they need it, but at least it is cheap and easy to stash.

Handcuff Key

Scenario: you are doing your best to escape from a dangerous scenario, and do-good cops decide you aren’t being a good citizen. They handcuff you and head off to arrest more rebels. You pull your key out of your sleeve/socks/jacket zip, unlock the cuffs and flee.

Quality Go Bag

There are a million ways of configuring a “go bag”, and often the differences come down to product quality.

Don’t worry about the backpack itself, any pack costing say \$30+ will be durable enough – if you are on the run for weeks then you need to question your tactics.

Essential items are:

• water purification – I prefer to have an immediate solution like a LifeStraw, as well as purification tablets for when I am not on the go
• a knife – enough quality that it won’t break when you really need it
• signalling – mirror or whistle
• shelter – a poncho has many uses and takes up little space
• food – you can last weeks without food but energy could be difference between achieving survival or not
• first aid – some medicine and bandages could be worth their weight in gold
• paracord – because you can

At Sigma III Survival School they have a pre-made pack that ticks most of the above boxes, and the rest you can just add. I’d prefer to build my own, but ordering this one just takes a couple of mouse clicks!

So, Ebola is now in your world…

Now is the time to start considering how you will react when Ebola is in your neighbourhood/country/part of the world.

If you wait until everyone else has the same idea, your access to supplies will be limited.

You will need to isolate yourself (and loved ones) from the world for an extended period. Thankfully these days you can keep an eye on news and know when the threat has subsided. However, it could be months or even longer than a year.

To achieve this you will need:

• No obligations – military commitments, mortgage payments, or anything that can force you out of seclusion. If there are concerns, go hide somewhere you can’t be found
• Food and water. Hopefully having a survivalist mindset means these are already in place, enough to last a year or more
• Communications. Even if that only means a battery-powered radio
• Steely reserve – no contact with the outside world

My plan involves me living in a tent near the family home. Any contact with the outside world will be made by just myself – and I expect there will be some need to venture out that I can’t predict. Anything I fetch can be left on the doorstep, and we can communicate by yelling or whatever.

Some people recommend a range of medical supplies – these are all good to have, but really you just need to hide away.

The key is to get your supplies in place before everyone else decides to. That would be now, before Ebola reaching your country makes the news.

Dark Matter & Quantum Physics: Solved

Two of the biggest mysteries in science are:

• Where is all that dark matter hiding?
• Why is the quantum world so weird?

It’s all to do with dimensions. Our universe consists of, at least, the second, third and fourth dimensions.

What we see and know is the third dimension.

The quantum world exists in the second dimension. Those quantum particles are so small we can’t tell, but they are 2D. And in 2D the rules are different.

Dark matter exists in the fourth dimension. Because we are in a 3D world, we generally can’t see the 4D world.

Occam’s Razor: the simplest answer is more likely to be correct. Mine is as concise as you will ever get

Jesse Ventura v David Icke (wrestling but not really)

I actually have a lot of time for David Icke, but I would love to know what he really thought… In the early days he focussed on the lizard people, and these days he barely mentions them. He would be smart to admit a mistake. Instead we have this interview with Jesse Ventura:

The best evidence of shape-shifting reptilians is “an un-named friend of mine saw it”. That is basically zero evidence. And yet the pedophilia ring amongst the most prominent of Brits (MPs, royalty, etc) is something he correctly exposed many years ago.

Interesting chap. He can talk on stage for 9 hours to a captivated audience – but when he is asked basic questions, folds.

Mr Icke, convince me and I will spruik on your behalf. Seriously.