posted on Feb, 12 2006 @ 01:36 AM
Stumason, nothing's violated because you aren't actually changing the mass. It's that your APPARENT mass has changed. For this same reason, a
particle moving at nearly light speed does not collapse into a black hole. So someone looking at you while you travel near light-speed would measure
your mass as normal, but your energy as very high. From your own point of view, your energy is normal, but your mass has increased.
So, it's not a REAL change in mass.
Also, it's mass that apparently there because of all the energy that you're expending to achieve near-light speed. That energy is being changed into
apparent mass, and so mass-energy violations do not occur.
And Shadowforce, I am very, very confident in that gravity is a change in space-time. It's not that gravity creates a change in space-time, it's
that space-time gives the illusion of gravity. But you're right, we DON'T understand this very well. We don't know what it is about mass that does
this. We don't know "how fast" this change in space-time occurs. The graviton might exist, as a carrier of the change in space-time... or it might
The important thing to remember about this space-time distortion that creates gravity is that it's a 4-dimensional change that changes the course
that you're travelling in. If you were two dimensional (say a line) on a sheet of rubber, a 3-dimensional change would change your direction... since
the 2-dimensional space warps to create the 3-dimensional change. To you, you're still going straight, but what is straight has been changed.
The space that you move into is still in front of you - perfectly in front of you really - it's just that perfectly in front of you is now perfectly
But still, we may be able to measure these changes - but we still don't know what causes them.
Going back to the rubber analogy, normally matter works by pushing "downwards" on the rubber. If you, a ball, rolls across this, your 3-dimensional
position changes, as it dips inwards, and your 2-dimensional direction also changes. Assuming you escape this hole, you resume on the normal
2-dimensional plan, but in front of you is now elsewhere.
This "anti-gravity" cone/line may be a sort of reversal. It may be you poking "up" into the rubber - causing the ball to roll away from bump - and
once again causing a 2-d change in direction.
Once again, I restate that this theory needs to be proven before I accept it, however IF (and that's a big if) it is proven, then it shows that we
could not only be facing gravitons, or anti-gravitons, but VIRTUAL gravitons and anti-gravitons... which would mess with things even more. The problem
of course comes when these virtual gravitons and anti-gravitons find a way to nomally interact with our universe... which this theory may show to
Anyways, I look forward to see if they prove or disprove this. Either is a success.