Originally posted by RedeemingSpirit I've often wondered if we're not stuck to this planet simply because we've been conditioned to
believe that gravity exists.
Err , NO !
You are confusing The theory of gravity [ abbreviated to TOG hereafter ] with Gravity , the physical effect .
A correct TOG is dependant on it conforming to gravitation , however Gravity exists regardless of any theories we use to explain it .
Every physical object has a Mass , gravitational attractions between bodies is what gives a mass a weight . These are often confused :
MASS = the universal measure of the amount of matter in a body
WEIGHT = the local force that acts on a mass as a result of gravity
Gravity is universal , not conditional and is always attractive , There are some exceptions in quantum physics , but in the “ real “ world the
only way to negate gravity Is to apply a force that opposes it .
It is said that “ ignorance of the law is no defence “ – and this is especially true for gravity – Wiley coyote physics only applies in
A new born baby thrown from the hospital window will not float just because it does not know it is supposed to fall
There is no “ conditioning “ possible [ at least not in the manner you imply ] gravity affects all objects , even inanimate ones cf. Newton’s
of the falling apple , the apple fell – and would have fallen regardless of Newton or his opinion . The Newtonian TOG was his
codified observations .
The observation “ The map is not the territory “ springs to mind .
TOG is NOT gravity , it is just how we explain it – there is a difference .
TOG is currently incomplete , it explains fully what happens and can predict accurately what will happen in a given scenario . But it cannot , so far
tell us how – we theorise that gravity is a function of mass and the data from Apollo moon missions and other space programs has confirmed this .
There are theories attempting to explain the mechanic of gravity , such as the Gravity wave , and graviton particle – but none of these causal
forces have been observed , only their effects
Hope this helps