posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 12:16 AM
Yes, this is a good question. I find it extremely odd that in all of our apparent scientific advancement this question has yet to be answered
correctly. I have done quite a bit of reading and research on this and related topics and it is my opinion that we took a wrong turn academically and
this wrong turn has lead us to a dead end.
I feel that the true answers reside with an understanding of a Luminiferous Aether. The theory of an Aetherial energy in space has been put on the
back shelf over 100 years ago and until we get back to this question none of the answers will be found. I have a personal theory for what gravity is,
not what causes it, yet I think it would be very difficult to fully express my theory here, but I will try.
Gravity and Inertia
Gravity is the same as, or is from the same effects as, Inertia. Both Inertia and Gravity have been described as "fictitious forces", or forces that
are rather a cause to a force and not a "real" force in itself.
I would like to simplify Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of motion pertaining to Inertia.
Inertia is the resistance to acceleration.
Forward acceleration is to 'speed up' and angular acceleration is to turn. Negative acceleration is to slow down and even cause to reverse
direction. Since nothing is ever absolutely at rest then there is really no need to discuss things at rest. The term "at rest" is a relative term
and is not needed in this discussion.
Gravity is the resistance to acceleration.
If Gravity and Inertia are the same, or of the same force, then what's true for one is also true for the other. The faster an object accelerates the
more inertial mass or force will be applied to it. All objects within the Milky Way are accelerating (rotating) at a tremendous rate and this is
something that is extremely difficult to accurately measure.
Gravity is a pushing force but I don't think I have the time to explain this theory so I hope some already know this one.
This is a near impossible concept to understand without getting into the theory of a Luminiferous Aether. The Aether energy, while resisting
accelerations, puts a force or pressure on mass that causes gravity or what is thought of as a gravity well. A Luminiferous Aether is a theoretical
energy field in all space, inner and outer, that resists acceleration of any kind. When you accelerate you feel inertial effects or a resistance to
this force and the same goes when you decelerate, i.e. stop/slow down, and turn.
The Equivalence Principle states that we can not tell the difference between a 1 G gravitational force, like here on Earth, and a 1 G constant
acceleration. So here again these two terms are related. It is also said that these two forces, or fictitious forces if you will, are unable to be
shielded against, or so this is true at our current level of understanding.
If Gravity is the resistance to acceleration then where is this acceleration?
Think of the Earth spinning on its axis, once per day. Then imagine the Earth orbiting our Sun. Now imagine the whole solar system following the Sun
as everything orbits it and our Sun orbits around other stars, oscillates up and down through the galactic plane and orbits the center of the Milky
Way galaxy. It boggles the mind trying to think of all the different directions we are actually accelerating.
The main acceleration that I focus on is angular, spinning/rotating/orbiting.
Why is it that rotational motions are considered an acceleration even after the original force is no longer present?
To accelerate there must always be a force causing this acceleration otherwise we would call it "Velocity". When an object 'spins/rotates'
there are inertial effects, a centrifugal force, that can be felt and measured unlike any type of velocity. There must be some force causing this and
it is not simply momentum because momentum is also a fictitious force and cannot create centrifugal effects (fictitious forces do not create other
fictitious forces). I believe that this is the source of the cause of gravity yet this understanding is beyond me right now.
The question now becomes, What is the cause for rotational motions (angular accelerations)?, and, What is the cause for the resistance of these
accelerations? I think these questions can be put together very succinctly with this question.
What is the Origin of Rotation?