There's no such thing as gravity, the Earth sucks! For some reason I've been seeing a rather large number of media presentations (TV, magazines) regarding The Theory of Everything. This usually launches into a discussion about how physicists have not been able to reconcile gravity with quantum theory. Invariably, they bring up Einstein's theory of gravity; i.e. that a mass warps space and draws in other masses due to the curve of space. This idea of gravity has made me wonder if gravity is truly a force or is just the manifestation of how space is warped. For Newton, gravity was an attractive force between two bodies. For Einstein it was because things tend to move towards warps in space. Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces in the universe. However, we have not been able to manipulate it or even directly observe it like we have with the other three forces; electro-magnetism, strong and weak. We can even manipulate those forces with a great degree of success, sometimes in spectacular ways. But we can't do this with gravity. I'm no physicist, but I've never even heard of any ideas of how this can be done. We're still trying to find ways to detect some of the predicted properties of gravity, most notably gravity waves. So is it a force or merely the byproduct of how space is shaped? Please be gentle with me.