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  • Richard

    December 12, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    I may have to reconsider my position on the propagation speed being instantaneous. Simultaneity has always been hard to grapple with. It involves metaphysics and possibly the occult. Yet there are strange things in the universe. These could account for instantaneous action at a distance. But unlikely.

    Until it’s been shown I must reserve judgement.

    Sorry for being ambiguous.

  • Richard

    December 12, 2021 at 6:33 am

    Hi all.

    Joining this discussion late as it were.

    In summary my opinion on gravity is that it’s instantaneous and attractive.

    Ok what causes it you ask?

    There is a concept in my head but I can’t put it into words. It has to do with an intrinsic property of matter.

    It’s assumed that the antiparticle of the electron has negative gravity. Sabine Hossenfeldter actually did her PhD thesis on this but it can’t be proven because the half-life is so brief. Also the mass to velocity ratio is so small that detectors to detect it’s reaction to gravity can’t be constructed.Sabine said in the end it wasn’t logical anyway. I don’t believe gravity is electrical. The electrostatics phenomenon is just too well documented to allow a loophole for gravity.

    I’m going to predict that when a true cause of gravity is discovered then a lot of nonsense in physics will disappear, namely things like the neutrino , dark matter and distance measurement over long distances.

    I was at a conference in Yelm Washington once where a person sat on a force plate in a room where some 30 guests observed a graph of the output of a force plate on which the subject was sitting. The subject concentrated on getting lighter, and they did.

    The weight (force between the subject and the earth) did indeed change over time. I went up afterwards to examine the equipment but I was unable to ascertain the magnitude of the variation. At the time I wrote it off as a hoax. They were members of a cult who also made lots of other unbelievable claims.

    Where I am now I like to think I have an open mind about gravity.

    I read an article yesterday that Einstein went to his grave denying that GR supports the geometrization of gravity. He was also a naysayer of quantum mechanics and spoke about the non existence of black holes.

    I have serious objections to SR because it’s inconsistent and leads to “paradoxes” . Hello folks, a paradox means it’s not true. I wish language was not so imprecise and subject to misapplication.

    Ok , my two cents. See you later.

    Thanks for inviting me to the group.

  • Richard

    December 12, 2021 at 6:01 am

    Van Flandern was right. Time travel is preposterous.

    Moving through space is one thing. It involves getting traction on one thing in order to propel something the other way.

    There is absolutely no traction on time.

    It’s just simply not that kind of thing.

    So I agree with you.