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TOPIC: A Quantum Theory of Gravity - The Illusion of Attraction by A-J Tarttelin [refresh]

Author A-J Tarttelin wrote on Sep. 5, 2012 @ 15:25 GMT
Essay Abstract

A remarkably simple solution to the problem of gravity/dark matter as seen from a fresh and rather revolutionary perspective, fulfilling the promise in the title.

Author Bio

I am a lifelong student of science, but not a 'scientist', for the title implies the doing of science and i rarely 'do', but only read. I am a full-time carer for my partner in life, who is an amputee further debilitated through "living with heart failure".

S Halayka wrote on Sep. 5, 2012 @ 19:51 GMT
I very much love the spirit of your essay. Thank you for sharing it. :)

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Jeff Baugher wrote on Sep. 5, 2012 @ 20:55 GMT
Hi AJ

You state that a mass of one object blocks off the repulsive force of gravity of another object in a straight line which you state is a gravitational shadow.

Doesn't that mean as a planetary object becomes smaller, but more dense, that its shadow would also get smaller and thus block less repulsion? If using straight lines, doesn't that also require one to take into consideration physical size as well as the mass? What are the differences between your concept and LeSage's, not counting particle collisions?

There are also other ways to make repulsive gravity, have a look at a sketch I recently added.

Btw, if you read enough essays in the contest, you will notice that quite a few of them are written too vague to get a concrete grasp of how it relates to real physical assumptions. I thank you for your boldness.

Thanks

Jeff

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James T. Dwyer wrote on Sep. 5, 2012 @ 23:18 GMT
Hi A-J,

I find a lot to like about your essay, although my alternative conception of non-attractive gravity does not agree with yours (IMO, space containing kinetic vacuum energy is condensed by interaction with potential mass-energy, producing accelerating energy gradients within spacetime). I do think you'll find my essay to be quite complementary: Inappropriate Application of Kepler's Empirical Laws of Planetary Motion to Spiral Galaxies Created the Perceived Galaxy Rotation Problem - Thereby Establishing a Galactic Presence for the Elusive, Inferred Dark Matter.

Best wishes, Jim

P.S. I recommend beta blockers (Coreg/Carvedilol) if not already prescribed.

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Frank Makinson wrote on Sep. 6, 2012 @ 05:03 GMT
A-J,

You are allowed a hearing in the FQXi essay contest, but many of the readers that examine the various essays quickly brush aside any viewpoint that doesn't follow what is "generally accepted".

I wonder how two of your more conventional UK scientists, Queen Mary University of London, were viewed when they presented a mathematical justification for an electromagnetic (EM) cause of gravity, this in 2004.

Electrifying Gravity

Newton's Gravitation Constant G as a Quantum Coupling Constant

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Hoang cao Hai wrote on Sep. 19, 2012 @ 14:52 GMT
Dear

Very interesting to see your essay.

Perhaps all of us are convinced that: the choice of yourself is right!That of course is reasonable.

So may be we should work together to let's the consider clearly defined for the basis foundations theoretical as the most challenging with intellectual of all of us.

Why we do not try to start with a real challenge is very close and are the focus of interest of the human science: it is a matter of mass and grain Higg boson of the standard model.

Knowledge and belief reasoning of you will to express an opinion on this matter:

You have think that: the Mass is the expression of the impact force to material - so no impact force, we do not feel the Higg boson - similar to the case of no weight outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Does there need to be a particle with mass for everything have volume? If so, then why the mass of everything change when moving from the Earth to the Moon? Higg boson is lighter by the Moon's gravity is weaker than of Earth?

The LHC particle accelerator used to "Smashed" until "Ejected" Higg boson, but why only when the "Smashed" can see it,and when off then not see it ?

Can be "locked" Higg particles? so when "released" if we do not force to it by any the Force, how to know that it is "out" or not?

You are should be boldly to give a definition of weight that you think is right for us to enjoy, or oppose my opinion.

Because in the process of research, the value of "failure" or "success" is the similar with science. The purpose of a correct theory be must is without any a wrong point ?

Glad to see from you comments soon,because still have too many of the same problems.

Regards !

Hải.Caohoàng of THE INCORRECT ASSUMPTIONS AND A CORRECT THEORY

August 23, 2012 - 11:51 GMT on this essay contest.

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Sergey G Fedosin wrote on Oct. 4, 2012 @ 04:13 GMT
If you do not understand why your rating dropped down. As I found ratings in the contest are calculated in the next way. Suppose your rating is
$R_1$
and
$N_1$
was the quantity of people which gave you ratings. Then you have
$S_1=R_1 N_1$
of points. After it anyone give you
$dS$
of points so you have
$S_2=S_1+ dS$
of points and
$N_2=N_1+1$
is the common quantity of the people which gave you ratings. At the same time you will have
$S_2=R_2 N_2$
of points. From here, if you want to be R2 > R1 there must be:
$S_2/ N_2>S_1/ N_1$
or
$(S_1+ dS) / (N_1+1) >S_1/ N_1$
or
$dS >S_1/ N_1 =R_1$
In other words if you want to increase rating of anyone you must give him more points
$dS$
then the participant`s rating
$R_1$
was at the moment you rated him. From here it is seen that in the contest are special rules for ratings. And from here there are misunderstanding of some participants what is happened with their ratings. Moreover since community ratings are hided some participants do not sure how increase ratings of others and gives them maximum 10 points. But in the case the scale from 1 to 10 of points do not work, and some essays are overestimated and some essays are drop down. In my opinion it is a bad problem with this Contest rating process.

Sergey Fedosin

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Jack wrote on Oct. 8, 2012 @ 02:06 GMT
Hello A.J.

Very well written and informative. Your opinion mirrors my own. I'm very interested in reading further your thoughts on the subject. Can you post a link to your blog? I tried and couldn't find it

Thanks

Jack

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