Can anyone tell me if the unification of Matter and Space has been dismissed? Since I started thinking about this I have seen another amateur Physicist publish a similar idea but despite several web searches I can’t find anyone taking it seriously. I suspect this means it has already been dismissed, but I’d like to know either way. This is my way of putting it: Suppose matter (including photons and other zero rest mass “particles”) is just knots or kinks in space. Further suppose that the properties of different particles are simply the result of different shapes, sizes, spins etc of these knots or kinks. The knots/kinks can propagate through space as waves on space itself. If there are enough knots/kinks close together in space then could the combined pinching effect be responsible for General Relativistic space distortion? If there are extra dimensions other than the 4 we experience then perhaps the knots/kinks could have an expression in some of the other dimensions as well. An analogy commonly used for the benefit of lay people like me is “imagine these extra dimensions being flat, like the inside of a straw”. Well, pushing this analogy a bit, if you imagine two knots/kinks moving on the inside of a bent straw. If one knot/kink is catching up with the other one then as they approach each other the local distortion of the straw would affect the path taken by the 2 knots/kinks more significantly than the over all bending of the straw. The idea being that the bending of the straw represents gravity, and the local pinching inside the straw some other force (strong nuclear force say).