Does anyone ever have the feeling that the foundations of physics has flaws, that there really isn't four fundamental forces, but there is an easier way to explain it all, possibly extremely obvious, but everyone is too held back by math to see an easier way? Does it seem like the strong force and gravity are very similar? What about the weak force, doesn't that sort of seem like it was invented as a means to develop QCD? What if a neutron is a proton with an electron bound to it in a different configuration than in a hydrogen atom, almost as if it's a mini hydrogen atom? This can happen if the electron phase speed somehow could orbit the proton, maybe somehow the proton and the electron can intermingle to make a neutron in some resonant system, of course, they could break apart too in some way (without the need of the weak force to explain it). If GR were able to be used on the atomic scale, what if there is a point where time moves slow enough near a proton (due to the warping of space-time) so that virtual photons can't exist long enough to travel between protons and thus aren't able to mediate a repultion force between protons in the nucleus, and therefore no reason for a strong force, but it's just gravity that holds things together? What if there is only two forces, gravity and EM, and gravity also has a counterpart, anti-gravity (which feels like gravity between anti matter, but anti-matter repels matter), and then this would somehow eliminate the mysterious dark matter problem. I'm just throwing seeds for others to start thinking of easier ways of explaining things, I don't think my ideas may help explain things better, but you get the idea, I'm just expressing my feeling that physics as we know it may have some things topsy turvey. Don't chase after me with the argument that "just because you don't understand QCD doesn't mean you can say it's wrong", I'm well aware of it, I just ask that you spend your time thinking of simpler ways that physics can exist rather than spend time thinking of how foolish i am. Use your imagination!