Originally posted by pryingopen3rdeye
Originally posted by Moduli
Originally posted by seamusFact is, mainstream physics doesn't know what gravity is any more than they know why electricity works.
(knowing what a thing does is not the same thing as knowing why it does that)
So, in other words, we know precisely, in extreme detail, what it is and why it works the way it does.
no he is saying we know exactly what it is and how it does it but not WHY,
Yeah, but knowing WHY isn't a huge detriment when you get to a fine enough scale...
e.g. our understanding of gravity allows us to measure the bends in space-time, however why does the fabric of space time bend,...?
Put another way, if we live in a multi-verse, could a universe exist where mass does not bend space time, and if so why does our universe feature
mass-induced space-time warping?
At that point we DON'T need to understand the why to know a LOT of facts about gravity... as knowing the why doesn't NECESSARILY inform the science
of how our gravity works - necessarily.