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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Please note that I do NOT want to discuss whether gravity is a force or the effect of space-time curvature here. If you want to discuss this, please post a separate topic about it.

What I wanted to ask is what Einstein's own beliefs on this were. Up till now I had always believed he had postulated gravity to be the effect of space-time curvature rather than a natural force akin to electromagnetism.

However, I just read:

They give the following source:

[5] A. Einstein (1920), Ether and the theory of relativity, Springer, Berlin, reprinted Dover (1983), 23.

However, everywhere else I have always read otherwise. Is this but a widespread myth?

If you reply, please adduce external sources.

What I wanted to ask is what Einstein's own beliefs on this were. Up till now I had always believed he had postulated gravity to be the effect of space-time curvature rather than a natural force akin to electromagnetism.

However, I just read:

Which was written in the following article: http://www.indopedia.org/Tom_Van_Flandern.html (the subject matter of which I wish NOT to discuss here).He argues that the no-longer-popular interpretation of general relativity (GR) in which gravity is a force of nature (the interpretation preferred by Feynman [3], Dirac [4], and Einstein himself [5]) rather than a pure geometric effect of curved space-time, is in fact the correct one.

They give the following source:

[5] A. Einstein (1920), Ether and the theory of relativity, Springer, Berlin, reprinted Dover (1983), 23.

However, everywhere else I have always read otherwise. Is this but a widespread myth?

If you reply, please adduce external sources.