Problems with the Time Cube symbolism
The Time Cube theory is based on the claimed supremacy of the number four, but the connection between four and the cube is weak.
The figure most often used to represent the number four is the square, a planar figure. If a solid is required to represent the number four, the most obvious candidate is the tetrahedron.
There is a strong and obvious connection between four and the square, and another obvious connection between the square and the cube. But despite this there is no particularly strong relationship between four and the cube. The most that can be said is that the faces of the cube each have four equal sides and angles.
In arithmetic, four is a square number, but it is not a cubic number.
This weakness shows up in the following way. One of the symmetries of the cube is ignored. The sides are considered as unrelated to the top and bottom. But, an essential property of the cube is that the top and bottom are congruent to the sides. To treat them specially means that what is described is not a cube in essence, but rather a right rectangular prism with a square base, a type of figure of which the cube is a special case. In this way the relatively strong connection between six and the cube is replaced by an artificial connection to four.
The whole thing, in fact, is incoherent and is mostly unintelligible--it is not possible to comprehend what Gene Ray is trying to say to us at all.
Many people view Ray to be simply insane. As a refutation, he asserts on the Time Cube website, "My wisdom so antiquates known knowledge, that a psychiatrist examining my behavior, eccentric by his academic single corner knowledge, knows no course other than to judge me schizoprenic."
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