I would agree with you - if we do live in a 'brane it may be possible to measure other phenomenon from another 'brane. Michio Kaku discusses this possibility in his book 'The Physics of the Impossible' - I had forgotten that...
Good point about epistemology and ontology. - but then again I have no formal philosophical training...I just muddle by the best I can :-) Pardon my fuzzy thinking on that. But I am interested in if you believe that we can measure anything - let's call it physical - that lies outside the boundary of the universe (the known space-time continuum we apparently inhabit). Just curious...
I think we ran out of replies on the forum. Tho quote use the blockquote html tag...comes in handy. Interesting points in your last reply. And I agree with you on Smolin - I think that parts of M-Theory may indeed be testable at the LHC. And by observe I mean to see or measure with instruments etc... Thanks for the interesting discussion - If you want to continue just reply back to this and we can carry on :-)
I wanted to reply to your message as I feel you have me all wrong (and I cant figure out how to PM you)
"You're ashamed that people are requesting evidence? You would have us take things on faith?
Be glad you haven't had to deal with con artists before."
Why, you make me sound like a fundie lol! I never said Faith... I hate that word, I really do. But when my money's concerned, I'm skeptical. When people are concerned, I'm trusting. It's just my nature. =D
If you are interested in getting involved in local freethought events and activites, please let me know. I would be happy to send you contact info for the McMaster Association of Secular Humanists. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org