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What is the source for the force of gravity?

I remember that the force of gravity decreases with the distance from the center of the earth and that the gravity at the center of the earth is ZERO. If this is the case, then what is the source for gravitational force.


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Hi All,
Thanks a lot for your replies. I never thought that I would pull in this much of comments for a question like this. I will come back with more school kid questions later. Let me check my book of doubts, which I've been maintaining from my school days.

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  • Mar 21 2012: simple answer to a simply question = god. god created everything and force was one of those.
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      Mar 22 2012: Brilliant.
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      Mar 22 2012: Ok...that may be true but don't put that answer on a science test. Not because its "wrong" But you could go through every single question on Ted and say God. Personally I think God enjoys us asking questions and exploring his world and trying to find the answers to the tough questions.
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        Mar 25 2012: James, replace "God" with "Elementary rules of the universe". Gravity is what keeps the balance of the universe, prevents planets and stars from shocking to each other, and keep galaxies "running". It is the base, the start, the energy, the everything. We are limited by space, time, light and gravity - that defines the boundaries of our universe. We cannot explain gravity as much as we cannot explain how the other 3 started in the universe. Maybe the explanation of God is: the space, time, light and gravity in which we live. A science test... what does that mean?
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          Mar 25 2012: Ok... where would we be if we SIMPLY answered God to every question ever presented to us?

          As for what is a science test...I cant read if your being sarcastic...put one of these if you are...(:P), I will assume you were.

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