I know that seems like a stupid question to ask. But I was watching a video on relativity and thought for a moment how the video didn't really explain gravity. Most examples that I see show a bowling ball on a trampoline. It is thought the bowling ball is a large object of mass(planet) and the trampoline is space-time. If you place a marble in the dip, it will fall towards the bowling ball - hence a small object falling within the gravitational field of a planet due to the curving of space-time. This example seems elegant, however its flawed because it is dependent on the gravitational pull of the earth. Which brings me to the question, what is gravity? Sure, mass warps space time, much like a bowling ball warps a trampoline - only instead of one plane in one directions, it fully encompasses the object - which can be imagined to look much an air bubble in a bottle of hair gel. I understand how objects follow along lines called geodesics. But what I don't get is how an object succumbs to gravity because of the curving of these geodesics. Now for the sake of understanding - lets set up an example and please ignore all variables that would inhibit the example for occurring - like logic. Let say we had a switch that turns physics off(we want to set an experiment up that doesn't follow most rules of physics, but only a few to make it work). So we flip the switch off. Say you have two bullets and a revolver. One bullet is the sun, the other is the earth. You shoot the earth bullet followed quickly by the sun bullet. Now say the sun is trailing behind the earth at the same speed relative to one another. They remain at the current velocities in close proximity(remember physics is off... this is make believe at this point) Try to imagine them following behind one another, the earth in front, and they are very close. Now, flip the physics switch on. What happens? Does the earth's velocity slow down and fall into the sun because of gravity? And if so, why? Why does it divert its path in a positive motion on the line its following to flow backwards on that line - just because the line is warped? I sure hope I'm making since. I just don't understand how warped space-time has anything to do with gravity. To me - it seems gravity is just another force, and that has no effect on space-time - that space-time warping is caused by mass and effects the flow of objects in space(such as an orbiting planet, and light, etc..) but gravity itself its not caused by the warping. It would make since for gravity to work much like electromagnetism - where its force has a reach(so to say) that extends past the atom(or object of mass) - wouldn't it make since for gravity to be just like that and not have anything to do with space-time? I know this all sound stupid because I know there has to be some explanation.