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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Einstein showed that the universe is 4-dimensional. According to this theory1, time is the fourth dimension of the unitary thing which is spacetime. Large chunks of matter bend spacetime, slowing time in the process, creating the effect we know as gravity. The Earth does not attract us, we are just continually falling off the four-dimensional face of the universe.
It was that simple, until string theory came along. Different versions posit either 10 or 26 dimensions to the universe. The missing directions that don’t show up on GPS are just being demure. Some physicists say that’s just crazy. It’s space dimensia.
The kind of “Space Dementia” which strikes in outer space has its own Wikipedia page. indicates that treatment options are limited to being duct-taped to a chair. I can’t be sure that this is not a simple misspelling, so I’ve placed it here.
 Sometimes eggcorned as the “Spatial Theory of Relativity”.
“Dimensia” looks like a pun to me.
But “spatial theory of relativity.” That’s good. A couple of dozen hits for it.
I’ve always liked the Arthur Dent tip about how to fly in Douglas Adams’s Hitchkiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He says that you just fall and miss the ground.