Can anyone explain to a layman (Me) the following paradox?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Einstein's general theory says that gravity is not a force or a field but a distortion of time and space. Therefore the pull between the earth and the moon is an interaction of this distortion on time and space.

My question is what 'force or field' causes this distortion. In other words if both the earth and the moon are not producing any fields or forces then how does time (my clock) and space (my ruler) 'know' they are even there in order that they change compared to time and space not near a massive object?

If the answer is not understandable without immersing ones self in heavy mathematics then I apologize for the question.

Thank You

SamB

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