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Gravity is classified as a weak force of nature, but it is the most important...

February 1 2011 at 10:50 AM

Doc Strange  (Login edstrange13)

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... in it's relation to Cosmology.

Let's remember that in the first milliseconds of the early universe, things were vastly different than what we see today. While the laws of physics was operating the same, the same types of matter that exist now did not exist in the early universe. It took millions of years for nuclear fusion to start. And billions of years after that for the heavier elements to be created in the cores of giant stars.

And although gravity is classified as one of the weak forces of nature, it is very long-ranged. Which means that it always triumphs over the other fundamental forces of nature.

Evidence that gravity trumps the strong electromagnetic force (the force that holds atomic nuclei together)?

A black hole.

"The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church." -- Ferdinand Magellan

This message has been edited by edstrange13 on Feb 1, 2011 11:02 AM

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