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Beki Jade asked the Naked Scientists:
   The missing 6 dimensions.

Quantum theory states there are 10 dimensions, only 4 of which are known. This has left me to wonder if the 6 dimensions we are said to miss due to them being so small and "tightly wound" within our own reality could possibly be what we call Atoms, protons, neutrons, neutrino and photons. The 6th missing dimension could be the biggest and our biggest mystery, consciousness. maybe this is why we struggle to understand exactly how and why particles behave. If they are in fact their own dimensions working entwined microscopically within ours then although they appear microscopic and mysterious to us they will all be governed by their own realities and physical laws. so like depth wouldn't make sense to time individually, particles continue to baffle us because they continue to defy our own physical reality individually yet all work in unity to create our physical reality. Is this a possibility?

Kind regards
Beki
What do you think?
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Quantum theory states there are 10 dimensions, only 4 of which are known.
This is suggested by String Theory, which at this time is a lot more speculative than Quantum Theory.

Despite the fact that they are both called "theories", Quantum theory is fairly rigorously proven, while String theory at this point in time has yet to make any testable predictions not already made by Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, let alone explain the observed richness of the subatomic zoo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory

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This has left me to wonder if the 6 dimensions we are said to miss ... could possibly be what we call Atoms, protons, neutrons, neutrino and photons
There are far more subatomic particles than this; you can see a list here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_particles

Many of these subatomic particles are composed of other "elementary" particles.
- And Atoms are composed of subatomic particles.
- And all of these are expressions of the 4 dimensions that we already know.

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particles continue to baffle us because they continue to defy our own physical reality

Particle Physicists would debate this. The "Standard Model" provides a pretty good structure for interactions of subatomic particles viewing them as symmetries in nature.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Model

The challenge for String Theory is to:
1. Reproduce what we already know about subatomic particles in the "Standard Theory".
2. Make some accurate predictions about things that the "Standard Theory" does not predict. Only then would it become more useful than the 4-dimensional Standard Theory.

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The 6th missing dimension could be the biggest and our biggest mystery, consciousness.
We don't know what consciousness is, but in some cases we recognize it being expressed in brains.
We have not seen it expressed in rocks, electrons or protons, so I doubt that it could be a 6th dimension that pervades every electron or proton in the universe.
 

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For those interested I am starting a post "How many dimensions are there?" in New Theories.
 

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particles continue to baffle us because they continue to defy our own physical reality
Could this perhaps refer to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?

Where subatomic particles seem to have "a mind of their own", at least within defined bounds?

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_principle
 

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