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Re: Graviton Doesn't Exist......

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Posted by Lau, symmetry is beautiful/">Lau, symmetry is beautiful on November 26, 1999 13:52:00 UTC

: Why should there be a graviton? There is no need for a messenger particle if the "force" of gravity is simply a property of inertia (i.e. acceleration on a curve that bends into a higher dimension). In this case..... is there a messenger particle for centrifical force?? I should think not. Ok, ok, centrifical force may not be an actual force.....but..... the way you describe gravity, it is nothing more than an objects resitance to a change in velocity, even if the direction is in a higher dimension. Gravity is not an actual force then, the only force would be the force that curves space time into the higher dimension, whatever that may be. Gravity is only a percieved byproduct.

According to an article about working in gravity without space-time.(ie not using the metric) Instead they used a different concept "connection". In the superstring theory, the graviton emerges from their equations, a fundamental packet of gravitaional energy. In the theory using connections, space-time & other quantities such as volume are quantised. and the graviton only emerges from the "collective behaviour of those truly fundamental thread-like objects that make up space-time"

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