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**Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: Is the force of Gravity quantitised?**

« **on:**11/12/2018 17:01:15 »

It's a divergent world of human theories at this point I think. Most recently the claim of observation of the Higgs boson, which somehow delivers mass ought to factor in, but I agree that the relativistic claim is to split mass and gravity so that curvature of space explains the attractive force. The quauntum gravity people claim that emergent spacetime is a part of their theory, but is the Higgs? I don't think so, otherwise we should hear of such interpretations. To what degree are momentum and gravity related? Through mass they are.

Pretty sure the positive side of all this is that there are open problems still. Dismantling existing theories i.e. breaking them is a valid pursuit. Generally you'll want to recover at lest some of their parts in your own construction. We are Shakespear's monkeys in this way. Learn to work out variations. Maybe one will be strong.

Staying within Newtonian gravity as the OP seems to be doing, it's the reciprocal of the distance squared. Far more interesting is that at zero distance this force blows up. Along the way atomic theory overrides gravity, but I'm not really convinced. Most of atomic theory is a curve fitters paradise. All the way down from there the experimntalists are running the show. When will pure theory derive the atom, the electron or the quark? Because it fits into a pretty table; that's not really enough. Somehow that Higgs was predicted some time ago. The complexities of the pile are such that a few flips of it may settle out to a new theory that provides a better interpretation.

Pretty sure the positive side of all this is that there are open problems still. Dismantling existing theories i.e. breaking them is a valid pursuit. Generally you'll want to recover at lest some of their parts in your own construction. We are Shakespear's monkeys in this way. Learn to work out variations. Maybe one will be strong.

Staying within Newtonian gravity as the OP seems to be doing, it's the reciprocal of the distance squared. Far more interesting is that at zero distance this force blows up. Along the way atomic theory overrides gravity, but I'm not really convinced. Most of atomic theory is a curve fitters paradise. All the way down from there the experimntalists are running the show. When will pure theory derive the atom, the electron or the quark? Because it fits into a pretty table; that's not really enough. Somehow that Higgs was predicted some time ago. The complexities of the pile are such that a few flips of it may settle out to a new theory that provides a better interpretation.