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• Dave R
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## Movement causes gravity.

I have a crazy theory that it is the movement of mass through space-time that is the cause of gravity. I believe that the movement of mass causes a 'wake' or gap in space-time that forces other mass to try and take the place of the moved mass causing the gravitational attraction. I have come to think this, because of Einstein's relativity theory, string theory, the 'Bozon' particle theory, and the fact that everything that has gravity is moving. The best way to illustrate this would be- if you were to draw a paddle through water, other water will take the place of the water you moved. Does anyone have any thoughts/insights into this?

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• #### edward long100+

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Apr 19 2012: Cause and Effect is a tricky subject. Does Light cause Vision, or does it play a contributing role to the functioning of the sense of sight? Does Food cause Hunger, or is it the remedy for hunger? Does movement cause the attractive force which caused it (cause its own cause), or is there an attractive force in all masses which acts upon all other masses? Pencils don't cause misspellings, light bulbs don't cause electricity, the Cubs will never win the Series, and movement doesn't cause gravity.
• #### Derek Young30+

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Apr 19 2012: I believe in physics, movement needs an initial force to move, but without initial force the object would stay in place. Momentum of trains, for example, doesn't happen on its own and it is initiated through an engine. Though, maybe Dave will draw a more complete picture, but so far, I think Gravity is the initial force that moves an object by the size/mass of an object which pulls upon another object that is smaller/less mass, which in turn creates movement.

Just checked out your previous thread on "Super Gravity Theory" interesting. I will read through it a bit.
• #### bob douglas

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May 9 2012: That couldn't be it because you could say that singularities such as the big bang and black holes could be the initial movement.

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