Gravity is a small motherfucker.

On a recent internet surf I stumbled upon the Four Forces that keep the atom together and influence the whole matter.

I only knew the Strong and the Weak Nuclear Forces by their names, had an idea about Electromagnetism, yet Gravity surprised me the most. It is the weakest of the bunch (you can annul the effect of the planet on some pieces of paper with a comb rubbed on your shirt), it is almost insignificant at a lower scale, everybody uses the notion, and nobody could figure it out.

They observed it, managed to quantify its effects, sintesize a formula, and that’s pretty much it. Couldn’t understand its nature, couldn’t find its messenger particle (the Photon is old news, Gluon is heavily documented, they even discovered Weak Gauge Bosons, but the Graviton couldn’t be buggered), its properties made it extremly difficult to incorporate it into modern theoretical frameworks (its range is infinite, for example).

It is such a prick of a force, it’s still making the creators of the String Theories bite their nails, since „previous quantum theories based on the model of point particles give illogical, infinite answers when gravity is incorporated” – link.

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