posted on Dec, 25 2017 @ 11:46 AM
Here's my pet theory on gravity: Just like Einstein said space tells mass how to move, and mass tells space how to curve. But what is it about
matter that allows it to curve space? Well, I think it all starts in the nucleus of the atom where there are a LOT of opposing forces just barely
keeping each other in check, like a LOT a lot. And it's all squished down into a tiny volume. A huge energy density which has to be expressed
somewhere, and I think where it goes is it gets distributed evenly over a region of space much larger than the mass, but all of that space gets
compressed into the volume of the mass. And that's where the energy is stored, in the compression of the space. This is the origin of inertia.
As a quick aside this is the same medium through which EM radiation propagates, and it is this elastic squishability property of space that allows it
to do so. Like slapping jello mould.
Anyway, when a mass receives an impulse it gets an acceleration, but remember that its still in the center of this huge expanse of bunched up space
and still needs to traverse that expanse even though spatially the expanse is very small. It does this at the speed of light, albeit over a highly
compressed distance. Now, at a constant spatial velocity there is an equivalence between the rate at which the space behind you spools out and the
space ahead of you gets compressed, so you feel no sensation of inertia. You're just an object in motion. When you are accelerated by an unbalanced
force, however, that equilibrium gets thrown off. You can't travel faster than C, but space is a little elastic. You feel a force which opposes the
acceleration, and this is the definition of inertia. The space ahead of you buffered your foolhardy attempt at superluminal travel by becoming
slightly more compressed than the space behind you.
Okay, so far so good? If you're still with me here's where it gets a little weird. We've got a mechanism for the origin of inertia and momentum
and a way to explain why even light doesn't go lightspeed, we can develop optics, but there's two major problems. One, nothing about this is
falsifiable, and two we haven't answered our original question which is how does matter curve space?