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    It seems to me that if there were an infinite number of parallel dimensions that could interact gravitationally, then between them even a speck of dust would acquire enough mass through this interaction to surpass the Schwarzschild radius--The entire universe would be one great big black hole.

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    The thought that has occurred to me in the past is that dark matter could be nothing more than gravity itself. The common consensus is that matter somehow creates gravity, which attracts more matter, thus increasing mass and gravity. Maybe it's the other way around. Maybe gravity already exists independent of matter, to which matter is attracted. Perhaps it is mass itself that conducts and amplifies the effects gravity. Maybe the concentrations of dark matter throughout the universe are nothing more than river and eddy like concentrations of gravity, behaving something like a fluid in the vacuum of space. In the absence of matter gravity may not be able to increase in density beyond a certain point, allowing for its looseness and fluidity.

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    The thought that has occurred to me in the past is that dark matter could be nothing more than gravity itself. The common consensus is that matter somehow creates gravity, which attracts more matter, thus increasing mass and gravity. Maybe it's the other way around. Maybe gravity already exists independent of matter, to which matter is attracted. Perhaps it is mass itself that conducts and amplifies the effects gravity. Maybe the concentrations of dark matter throughout the universe are nothing more than river and eddy like concentrations of gravity, behaving something like a fluid in the vacuum of space. In the absence of matter gravity may not be able to increase in density beyond a certain point, allowing for its looseness and fluidity.
    Now i am not sure of this, essentially are u saying gravity is intrinsic to the universe, the way it is assumed that mass is intrinsic to wieght

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    Quote Originally Posted by digirak View Post
    Now i am not sure of this, essentially are u saying gravity is intrinsic to the universe, the way it is assumed that mass is intrinsic to wieght
    I was thinking more a property of the universe. It remains to be understood just what gravity is, whether it's a particle like the proton, something perhaps much smaller, or something else entirely.

    If dark matter turns out to be gravity, then the way it clumps and weaves its filaments throughout known space would suggest that there is only so much of it present in the universe, in the same way there is only so much hydrogen.

    My thought is that matter conducts gravity in a similar way that certain elements conduct electricity.

 

 
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