Get 'Real' About Gravity

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Scientific Paper
Title Get \'Real\' About Gravity
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Author(s) Paul Schroeder
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Published 2011
Journal Proceedings of the NPA
Volume 8
No. of pages 5
Pages 521-525

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Abstract

There are concerns about the progress of physics in the last 100 years and the chaos of competing ideas and concepts. What is really relevant to understanding the universe? An alternative scientific perspective can be useful and revealing. An example was the change from the geocentric to the heliocentric view of the universe. The complexity of needing so many epicycles to determine celestial motions allowed Copernicus's simpler perspective to take hold in the face of a seeming impossible challenge since our senses deny the newfound motion of earth. Understanding of spatial motions today must focus on gravity and related concepts. Practical theories today tend to be quite focused, not addressing general facets of human knowledge. That is the role left to cosmologists. A perspective of the universe presented here is all encompassing and yet quite simple.