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May 23, 2013

ARTICLE: Making Waves with Gravity [back to article]

Reason McLucus wrote on Aug. 15, 2007 @ 19:21 GMT
Understanding gravity may require temporarily forgetting what physicists think they know about gravity.

I've mentioned in other threads the potential problem the human brain can cause in understanding physical reality, but I'll repeat it here. As we learn we store information in brain cells and "program" them to process future information in certain ways. This process can predispose us...

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paul valletta wrote on Aug. 31, 2007 @ 04:03 GMT
Why is it that there is a North pole and a South pole on the Earth? We detect the North magnetic pole using a compass detector, there are four co-ordinate directions on a compass, North,South, East and West, but the detector only detects North. One can know where the North Pole is situated by the signal of the compass needle, at the equator, one cannot locate East or West, they are both just global convience directions, and can be ignored, WRT Earth's magnetic Field.

Now for the Graviton, one has surely to have a detector that can ignore the irrelevent "forces", all except Gravity, one really does need a force filter Graviton Detector?

Now I am certain that Graviton is a spin 2 particle, it's identiy is dual (helicity)?..this attribute I believe is functional to the properties of Gravity, it can be both positive (attraction) and sometimes negative (repulsion).

Spin of 360% equals one rotation in one 2-D direction, (left or right), whereas a 720% rotation can be seen as a "double" spin, or for 2-D field propergations, a full 360% rotation to the left, and a full 360% rotation to the right.

In 2-Dimensions the rotation can be oscillating say from left to right, and continues right to left. In a 3-Dimensional realm, this action results in a Vector rotation . Like the fact one can travel from North to South and continue to North (full rotation on the globe), one can also travel North-South-North, using the "-" that are equvilent to East and West?

A full Gravity detector would be like a compass that detects all directions, not just the North Pole?

A 2-Dimensional wave can have two vector rotations, expanding or contracting, an expansion vector would entail a spin left, and a contracting vector a spin right ( think of a fractal image, or a spinning "vertigo" label), wheras in 3-Dimensions, the Graviton would be an encompassing vector field, which produces no detectable particles or waves?.. One could label it as a perfect Fundemental Vacuum.

Iam certain you cannot detect the perfect fundemental Vacuum, so the Graviton must be undetectable, by its very nature, it a "particle" label, but it has been a "one-off" process in the early instants of the pre-universe bang?..a inflation wave/particle?

Graviton is a single particle that gave rise to inflation, which fluctuated out of the perfect fundemental Vacuum, it may be in the future there will one Anti-Graviton vector field?

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paul valletta wrote on Sep. 6, 2007 @ 22:09 GMT
If this recent paper is anything near correct (which I think it is)..then there are some really interesting issues that are quite open to discussions?

paper cited here

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paul valletta wrote on Sep. 6, 2007 @ 22:21 GMT
The linked article I tried to cite is, hopefully here

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Georgina Parry wrote on Apr. 2, 2009 @ 10:51 GMT
In the article the question was asked.. "Both gravity and light can be described as waves but what is waving?" The answer to this must be the substance that fills the Void in objective reality. The void has been called a vacuum because there has been no conclusive evidence that the void has material substance of any kind.

This is because we receive no information detectable by our senses or...

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paul valletta wrote on Apr. 21, 2009 @ 15:02 GMT
Think of a system containing just a single particle/photon?..this particle can not be affected by the process we call gravity, it is singular and has nothing to "gravitate" with. Now increase the system to two particles, will these two particles gravitate?..if so explain the process of gravitation between these two particles?

P.S you may NOT use another particle to relay the information about gravity, for this will increase the system by at least another particle!

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