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Is gravity just electromagnetism?

by Yashbhatt
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Yashbhatt
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Jun21-14, 12:36 PM
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Recently, I was pondering over the thought that is most of the elementary particles have intrinsic magnetism, then can gravity be just a weaker form of electromagnetic attraction? But decided the idea was silly.

But I googled it later and found this article
[removed link to crackpot website - mfb].

Is this idea really compatible with other theories as the article mentions? Is there any chance of this proposition being true?
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Jun21-14, 12:42 PM
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Recently, I was pondering over the thought that is most of the elementary particles have intrinsic magnetism, then can gravity be just a weaker form of electromagnetic attraction? But decided the idea was silly.
You came to the correct conclusion. There's nothing wrong with considering any possibility, as long as you reject the ones that don't pan out - and this is one that doesn't pan out.

But I googled it later and found this article
[removed link to crackpot website - mfb].

Is this idea really compatible with other theories as the article mentions? Is there any chance of this proposition being true?
It's crackpottery.
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Jun21-14, 02:43 PM
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Do not trust any random blog you find on the internet...there is a blog for every random idea anyone has ever had out there...

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Jun21-14, 08:36 PM
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Is gravity just electromagnetism?

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Do not trust any random blog you find on the internet...there is a blog for every random idea anyone has ever had out there...
This.

Gravity as a side-effect of electromagnetism was discussed ~100 years ago but quickly dismissed because it just does not work.
It is possible to combine both theories in a classical field theory, but even there they are different things.


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