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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Gravity Doesn't Exist?

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Posted by Alexander on February 1, 2001 17:49:32 UTC

Also, I think, we all misunderstand him. I think he is talking about the following. In 18 century, shortly after Newton discovered universal law of gravity, but could not explain it, in attempts to explain what causes gravitation there was a popular hypothesis that all Universe is homegeniousely filled by some radiation which may exert pressure on any piece of matter due to absorbtion in it. Then, if two bodies come close, they screen this radiation and thus are forced by the radiation to move toward each other. Interestingly, that in this case you also get inverse square law, because shading solid angle vary with the distance as inverse square. By some reason this hypothesis was abandoned in 19 century.

Anyway, may be he is talking about something like that?

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