Imagining the Tenth Dimension

As a sci-fi buff, I always loved the idea of traveling in the fourth dimension. Four dimensions I get. But my eleven year old son Neil is a budding string theorist, and one day tried to school me in how there are ten (and exactly ten) dimensions. My response was to smile indulgently at the precocious lad–then vacate the room quickly before he could realize I had only the foggiest idea of what he was referring with all those extra dimensions. (Why ten? Why not six or 23 or infinity?)

But now, if you can hang through the fifth dimension part of this well-presented, but admittedly mind-blowing video, it’ll all be made clear…

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