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My understanding is that there are 4 known fundamental forces in the Universe: gravity, electro-magnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces.

I also understand that there are some rather large holes in classical physics and that theories like dark matter and energy are attempts at patching at least some of them. This together with the interest in unifying the math and theories used to expain behaviors in the quantum world with those used to explain every day life has had me thinking that perhaps there are really only two forces: gravity/weak and EM/strong.

Could the curvature of space/time that we attribute to gravity also be responsible for radioactive decay? Could the force responsible for a planet's EM field be the same as the force that holds an atom's nucleus together? If either of these are true, is there still a need for the unseen and undetected dark matter and energy?

If the above is possible (could be mathmatically demonstrated to be equivelent but on different scales), then is it possible that the there are quantum universes and that our universe may be a quantum universe within a larger framework?

Can you explain to me how this cannot possibly be true? (So I can stop thinking about it!)

Thanks,

Horton (or am I a Who?)