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Gravitation: curved spacetime or a force?

  1. Jul 22, 2009 #1
    In the Einstein's theory of general relativity, the gravitation is an attribute of curved spacetime instead of being due to a force propagated between bodies.
    But the quest for the famous graviton does not presume that gravitation is due to a force?
    Is the quantum gravity conflicting with the theory of relativity?
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2009 #2
    Gravity is a phenomenon that we just don't fully understand yet. We are familiar with "what it does", the laws governing its consequences, but we don't understand exactly how. There are contradictions in the current state of the two theories, but many physicists (not necessarily a majority) seem to believe that we may be close to a model that reconciles the two theories into one uber-theory.
     
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