Monday, July 12, 2010

The Myth of Gravitation 2010

The New York Times: A Scientist Takes On Gravity.

“For me gravity doesn’t exist,” said Dr. Verlinde, who was recently in the United States to explain himself. Not that he can’t fall down, but Dr. Verlinde is among a number of physicists who say that science has been looking at gravity the wrong way and that there is something more basic, from which gravity “emerges,” the way stock markets emerge from the collective behavior of individual investors or that elasticity emerges from the mechanics of atoms.

Looking at gravity from this angle, they say, could shed light on some of the vexing cosmic issues of the day, like the dark energy, a kind of anti-gravity that seems to be speeding up the expansion of the universe, or the dark matter that is supposedly needed to hold galaxies together.


Quantum_Flux said...

Uh huh, I'm waiting for a better explanation from these guys.

Quantum_Flux said...

Personally, I think there is the Myth of String Theory instead.

OilIsMastery said...

Haha...I agree with that too.

Quantum_Flux said...

Scott Adams has something to say about gravity