Is this statement dogmatic

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There are only 4, the Electromagnetic Force, the Weak Nuclear Force,the Strong Nuclear Force and Gravity.
And if you yes or no please explain why.
I'm not sure if this is the proper place in this forum or even if this is the proper forum to ask this question,but I'll give it try.
 
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That's a matter of opinion, I'd call it more semantic than dogmatic... but either one could be easily argued for.
 
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I think it should be taken for granted that any general scientific principle statement always carries the caveat: 'it is the consensus of the scientific community that....'
 
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I think it should be taken for granted that any general scientific principle statement always carries the caveat: 'it is the consensus of the scientific community that....'
While that is certainly true (e.g. inflation, lambda CDM, double compact binaries for shGRBs, etc), its not especially apt for this case in light of electroweak or the GG model, etc.
 
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While that is certainly true (e.g. inflation, lambda CDM, double compact binaries for shGRBs, etc), its not especially apt for this case in light of electroweak or the GG model, etc.
Those combine two forces into one theory,they don't add a new force.

Hey! No fair delteting a post while I am reading it!
 
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There are only 4...
Those combine two forces into one theory,they don't add a new force.
Yes. That is true. (Well, GG goes 3 -> 1).
 

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