Evidently the author of this post (Matt Williams, who has done good work on other subjects), was apparently taken in by the content of this video, and assumed it was an accurate description of aspects of string theory – and based this article on it.

If you want to get a better understanding of the higher dimensions from an actual physicist, check out these links:

http://plus.maths.org/content/string-theory-newton-einstein-and-beyond

http://plus.maths.org/content/10-dimensions-and-more-string-theory

http://whystringtheory.com/toolbox/extra-dimensions/

Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYAdwS5MFjQ

(start about the 6-minute mark if you’re in a rush)

Think I will call bull!#$@ on this one; so upset I registered just to write this comment, hoping there is something rational I am missing. ]]>

http://youtu.be/zHK3PhO8DfU ]]>