I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and I’ve decided to present this idea. That math we keep using, I don’t think it means what we think it means.
We make assumptions about our world. One of them is that the assumptions we make about our world are right. I don’t think so.
It comes back to this, we can’t know everything, we’re not that smart. Mentally we’re limited, and it looks like we’re going to be limited for a rather long time. We don’t know everything, and we can’t know everything. About the only thing we can know for certainty is that we can’t know for certainty. And another thing we can do is to test our assumptions using the tools we have available, keeping in mind that we are most likely wrong. Hell, you get right down to it, we’re wrong anyway.
As an Example
Isaac Newton first came up with his thinking about gravity sometime before 1685. As part of his thinking he concluded that gravity is a universal force, thinking his contemporaries and successors basically adopted. Now the force is pretty much universal, as far as I can see, but that doesn’t mean it’s universal in the way we’ve come to think it is.
Yes, gravity is pretty much a universal force, but does that mean that all gravity fields extend indefinitely? Is the gravity of a single mass infinite? What if it’s not?
Keep in mind that in Newton’s day the known universe wasn’t really all that big. It essentially amounted to our galaxy and that was about it. All the stuff outside our galaxy we learned about later. When Isaac said that gravity was universal, he was talking about our Milky Way.
Add to this the idea that things can be infinite in our reality. Can they? What if things are finite, that they come to an end? That they can end? I submit good people that our math is not a good description for our existence when we take it too far. That in our reality infinity is a good theory, but stinks as reality.
The Problem With Spacetime
You get right down to it, it takes work—effort that is—to bend spacetime. The more you need to bend spacetime the more work you need. The mechanism behind gravity can only provide enough force to bend ST slightly, the other three more so. In addition, it takes a certain minimum amount of effort to cause spacetime to curve. Less than that and it won’t. And it may just be that the energy needed to curve spacetime is in discrete steps. So that the curvature is not a smooth curve, but more a series of steps at such a small scale that it appears to be a smooth cursve as far as we can tell. So you could say that spacetime doesn’t so much curve as it kinks.
What I’m proposing is, all four forces have a maximum range of effect. This includes gravity. It may be that Earth’s gravity doesn’t even make it as far out as Pluto, and Pluto’s gravity may not even reach Jupiter. We only think that everything in our Solar System is tied together by gravity, but in reality it may not. We just assume that it does because we’ve gotten this idea in our head that infinity can exist in reality and not just in theory.
Which leads me to more thinking, but I first need to do some thinking on that. I’ll write more on this topic in another post.