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Old May 17 2013, 05:39 PM   #833
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

Lt. Uhura-Brown wrote: View Post
Where did the extra mass go when Tuvix was created? Assuming Vulcans have a similar mass as humans, and Talaxians with their dense musculature have slighter more mass, squeezing all that matter into a Tuvix-shaped object should have made him weigh anywhere between 400 and 500 lbs or so?
I kind of asked this same question on another board (and no the thread wasn't about Tuvix). I ask how could something be massive in weight and yet small in dimension. I was told to read Warped Passages by Lisa Randall. It a very interesting book, written in layman terms and it explains about extra dimensions (and no that is not the same thing as alternate time lines - although thinking about it, it could ).

Anyway we perceive four dimensions, length, width, height, and time. We know what a cube looks like to us, but what would it look like to someone that could perceive those extra dimensions. I bring a kind of example lol.

I guess what I'm saying is that the mass is there, we just cannot perceive it.
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