ICan the universe really be explained by us humans? »No.« We can only try to reinterpret the discoveries of the last years without considering the old theories if they do not fit with today's knowledge. And this book only tries to explain gravitation, the rest is just a result of it and is only a guess. Why didn't the scientists think of this? They may have figured it out already, but no scientist can simply throw the earlier science overboard and continue working as a scientist. Nevertheless, scientists repeatedly formulate more or less directly that gravity does not seem to be an effect of matter, but they do not go into further detail. In any case, I have neither found nor read such explanations so far.
But how come I even thought about it?
AA few years ago, in 2012, I started writing a science fiction story. But I soon realized it's not that simple. For my story to work, the Earth-like planet would have to be larger than Earth. But then there would be more gravity there, and I wondered if the people there would be smaller and stronger and so on, and at some point I just wondered, »What exactly is gravity?«
That's when I started researching, but what I read didn't really convince me. No, I am not smarter; but my human mind cannot understand eternity, infinity or absolutely empty. And it does not seem reasonable to speculate about it, because we can only take nature and biological life as the most possible and plausible model. This is certainly a special technology, but it has nothing to do with fantasy or mysticism. When I want to read science fiction, I don't read from science, but from science fiction authors.
I wanted to tell a logical story down to the smallest detail and how could I write: "The universe exploded out of nothing. It is possible that several universes were created in parallel out of nothing. Yet any universe could be infinitely large. The space should be absolutely empty, as it was said somewhere: Space is the definition of nothing." Then how can the earth exist in nothingness? "Space pervades everything." If space can penetrate everything, then space is superior to everything. "Gravity is said to be an effect of matter." But if space is superior to matter, then space is certainly superior to the effects of matter.
And if space and time are interdependent, what influences gravity, time or space?
It cannot be space, because it is superior to everything. Is it that time? Then time is no longer what we humans mean, but physics, which only coincidentally resembles our event organization. Time is then basically a physical law, which most probably also has an effect. What kind of effect? And to add to the confusion: "It is assumed that time is only a human construct and that the universe does not really know time."
But time passes more slowly at the sea than in the mountains, and the time differences can be calculated exactly. It becomes even more incomprehensible when you consider that, on closer examination, time seems to be a product or a consequence. So even if gravity were to change time, time could no longer influence the processes from which time resulted. Then, according to this logic, gravity cannot change space or time; otherwise we would be talking about magical time travel.