I've always believed gravity is the exact opposite of what "modern science" says it is. I think it's a repulsive force, not attractive, but the
effects make it look like
Mass A is pulling Mass B towards it. Gravity works over literally any distance, with its effects lessening with the
square of the distance between the masses, so which is more likely: that a grain of sand somehow contains within it the power to reach out across
lightyears and tug at another grain of sand, or that some external force is pushing them together?
Like Einstein knew, sometimes a thought experiment is the best way to illustrate a point. So picture yourself standing in a wind tunnel, on roller
skates. 60 MPH winds are pushing you backwards, and then someone drops a big brick wall in front of you. The wind hitting you diminishes, doesn't it?
There's less force on you. You don't roll backwards as much.
Now picture it as a bidirectional wind tunnel, with 60 MPH winds coming from in front of and behind you. You, stuck in the middle, would experience no
movement from those winds. The forces are at equilibrium. Then
someone drops the brick wall in front of you. The wind holding you back
vanishes, and all that's left is the wind from behind you... and you, on your roller skates, go smashing into the brick wall as if it sucked you
If you didn't know about wind, that's what you might assume: that, despite the fact that it's impossible, the wall is emitting some force
that's pulling at you. But in fact, it's the exact opposite of that. Now.
You and the wall are both planets. The wind is the zero-point energy field of the universe. It spews out of every point in the universe in all
directions, like a photon's wavefront. This energy interacts with matter, pushing it as it goes. If the forces from all directions are roughly the
same, you're in "free fall." To you it seems like there's no force on you whatsoever... until someone drops a planet in front of you. After that,
the planet is, like the brick wall, blocking some of the "wind" that you don't even know is there, and so the only conclusion you can come to is
that the planet is pulling you towards it. Make sense?
This theory even accounts for so-called "dark matter." That is a fictional invention of science, an attempt to explain why the outer edges of
galaxies rotate faster than they should. "There must be extra matter out there accelerating the outermost stars! Let's call it 'Dark Matter!'"
Stupid scientists. If only they didn't have to get brainwashed by colleges' ill-conceived preconceptions, they might be able to see the truth.
But what about unifying the forces? The Grand Unified Fields Theory? Would it surprise you to know that all the fundamental forces are this same
"pushing" the universe does, but at different scales? Down at the nuclear scale, protons and neutrons are being pushed together by the entire
because there's no space between them. No wonder they call it the "strong nuclear force." So when you manage to split an atom, the
energy that was holding the nucleus together gets partially released; multiply that by a few trillion plutonium atoms, and you have an atomic bomb.
Farther out, though, there is
space between particles, and there's energy in that space pushing them apart. Hence the apparent weakness of the
'weak nuclear' and 'electromagnetic' forces. The EM force is what holds individual atoms in a molecule: valence, in other words. And once the
molecules get farther apart, that same force - strong/weak nuclear and electromagnetic - becomes what we think of as gravity. It's all
same force, the "wind of the universe," but it weakens over distance. And by the way, there is a vast
amount of space between your fingertip
and the button it's pushing, or between the cylinders and piston rings in an engine, or between your drinking glass and the water in it, or between
an electron and the nucleus it orbits. It's more than enough distance to allow the "wind" to get between them and counteract some of the wind that
between them. Selah.
So now that you know what gravity is, let's move on to why you don't weigh more at the poles. It's because that extra centrifugal force at the
equator, combined with the fact that the earth is a flattened
sphere (bigger around across the middle than across the poles), is only enough to
decrease your weight by about 0.3%. You do
weigh more at the poles, but it's such a tiny amount more that nobody could feel it.
Here's a good explanation.
Note that whether my theory of gravity is correct or not,
that effect would look
the same. Whether the brick wall is pulling or the wind tunnel is pushing, it feels like a 60 MPH wind. Whether the
earth is pulling or the universe is pushing, it feels like a 9.8 meters per second per second acceleration.
As above, so below. Never forget that.