January 31, 2019-
As there are so many languages and ethnic groups, among the entity that is the human race, and as there are so many species of plants and animals, living on Planet Earth, alone, we may reasonably surmise that there is an infinity of living creatures, composed of any of the several elements, found in the Periodic Table, or perhaps a combination thereof. There could be as many, or more, silicon-based living creatures as/than carbon-based beings, across the Universe.
This leads to the fifth through tenth theoretical dimensions of the physical Universe. They each deal with comparisons between this world and at least one other possible world. The Fifth Dimension would be a world slightly different from ours, which we might compare and contrast with this one. The Sixth Dimension would be a plane of all possible worlds which have the same start conditions as one another. The Seventh Dimension would be a plane of all possible worlds with start conditions that are different from one another. This is the basis for the theory that there are several Universes (if “universe” actually means “one song”, that theory simply means there are several cosmic songs, in one Cosmos. The Eighth Dimension would be a plane of all possible worlds, each with different start conditions and each branching out infinitely. If Earth were to branch out, infinitely, then it is reasonable to expect that we humans would interact with those of other worlds, who are branching out infinitely, as well. The Ninth Dimension would be a plane of all possible worlds, with all possible start conditions AND all possible Laws of Physics. Remember, the Laws of Physics are atmosphere-based and gravity-based. What “flies” on Earth, does not “fly” on Saturn, or, necessarily, on the fourth planet from Sirius. The Tenth Dimension would be the plane of infinite possibilities. There, it could be that we could escape from politics, or death and taxes. https://ultraculture.org/blog/2014/12/16/heres-visual-guide-10-dimensions-reality/
That is the view of Bosonic String theorists. Some of them even posit a Cosmos of at least 26 dimensions, far beyond my level of understanding. You are free to examine that matter. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/292919/why-are-there-specifically-10-11-or-26-dimensions-in-string-theory
However, let me take just a few minutes to ponder what the above means, in terms of the dimensions of human wellness. Man does seem to have an infinite capacity to rationalize. Suppose this ability is actually rooted in a state of alternate realities, each of which could fit the needs of a given world that the Seventh or Eighth Dimensions.
Suppose, also, that the upper dimensions are peopled by those of any number, or combination, of structural elements. How would we communicate with such beings? This may prove a critical issue, perhaps as soon as 200-300 years hence.
It could, finally, be that the Tenth Dimension represents the closest we can imagine to the Reality of God- a State of Being that is far, far beyond it, but which dimension can command the human imagination at its zenith.
I like to think that the fifth-tenth dimensions are the source of all human progress, compelling us to seek, and find, knowledge that our forebears could imagine only dimly, at best. Let us keep trying, and growing.