Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Strange thoughts about gravity

I had strange thoughts about gravity, coming home from Gawith Villa this arvo, and watching Colin do his usual gravity-defying, leaning-tower-of-Pisa thing: on the tram, it occurred to me, gravity seems the most negligent of forces, at the sub-atomic level, BECAUSE gravity only = a bending of the space-time continuum around objects of mass (Einstein), AND at the sub-atomic level, objects, if any, look very tiny and don't take up much space, hence the negligibility of tiny, sub-atomic, so-called 'particles', even at the so-called sub-atomic level!

I don't really get all this What the Bleep stuff, but then neither did Niels Bohr...hehe! lol (But maybe in some deep and synchronous way this blog post contributes to an ultimate 'Theory of Everything'? hehe).... Welcome, all you slouching buddhas, to comment on this post, and a lotus to every single, one of you coming buddhas! ;-))


Anonymous Josh said...

You're not the first to come up with the thought that Gravity is rather weak. We know of many forces (eg. Magnetic, Strong Nuclear, Weak Nuclear, Gravity) of which Gravity is the weakest. The current idea is that Gravity is governed by special little sub-atomic thingies called Gravitons. Which so far we still haven't been able to actually detect (and therefore prove). (From wikipedia: Many people are surprised to learn that gravity is the weakest force. The dominance of gravity at large scales is due to the fact that the nuclear forces have a limited range, and the electromagnetic force often largely cancels due to the existence of positive and negative charges.)

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Blogger asgif666 said...

I knew I wasn't the first to think of it, Josh, only it only made sense to me personally, coming home on the tram that day! ;-))

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, on which I posted a lengthy email digest, from the Slouching Buddha list at Yahoo Groups, containing a link to a wikipedia article on the Sufi mystic Al Hallaj, after whom Bjorn Erik named himself online, and likewise just made the penny drop, as to why he chose this as a nickname! (Its mysticism would also make psychiatrists' toes curl! lol)... I put it on my blog for ease of printing out also a hard copy for sending to Bjorn Erik tomorrow, when I have access to a printer! ;--))

11:44 am  

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