Re: Religion, etc.

Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 13:26:41 -0400

John McCreery writes:
>"Still puzzles me why anthropologists tend to one-dimensional constructions
>of the objects we study (in this case Ron's scale from individual to
>ecclesiastic).That's why it impressed me so much when I saw that Mary
>Douglas had two ("group" and "grid"). Now I know that using two is a
>perfectly standard move by market researchers. Three isn't that hard to
>visualize, and physicists nowadays routinely deal with 10 or more.

The only place that physicists "deal with 10 or more" dimensions is in
string theory, which is attempting to be a "theory of everything" but so far
hasn't made it. Physicists certainly do not "routinely" deal with ten or
more dimensions.

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