Alternative Gravity Theories

by Nick Summers

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Non-mainstream gravity theories tend to fall into one of three different types..
  • Expanding Universe
  • Shadow effects (massless particle shielding)
  • Gravity waves

    The 'expanding universe' is based on the idea that after the initial Big Bang, or equivalent, all matter in the universe started flying apart due to an inherent energy pressure. Everything looks the same to us because the atoms that we are made up of are expanding at the same rate as everything else. It is this accelerating expansion that gives us our 1g force here on earth.

    Miles Mathis


    The 'shadow effects' are quite popular. The concept assumes some undetectable and usually massless particle similar to photons that permeate space and are travelling chaotically in all directions. These virtual or massless particles only exert a net force on matter if they are partially obscured by another lump of matter. It is the shielding that each body creates that causes an imbalance in the overall force and the two bodies will be mechanically pushed together.

    Nicolas Fatio de Duillier and Le Sage (circa 1690-1748)


    Gravity wave theories are more mainstream and the Ligo experiment is an attempt to check for the existence of these waves. As proposed by this website, they would have more success looking for a 'current' rather than a 'wave'.

    Gabriel LaFreniere    (archived website -click on the 'impatient?' button)

    Caroline Thompson's Physics     see specifically The Phi-Wave Aether: a Wave Theory of Everything


    also, Wikipedia has some interesting reading on the mechanical explanations of gravitation

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