This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6i-qE8AigE&list=PL3B0924C6A0CB8B67 explains how forces are boson particles. It talks about the other non-force particles giving off and creating bosons, which then decay, or disappear, or run out of energy. The bosons given off interact with other bosons given off, which macroscopically is experienced as force.
My immediate question then was, "how do the half-lives of bosons result in the inverse square law for gravity, the inverse x^4 law for other forces, and so on?"
When we talk about a half life, we're talking about exponential decay. which is Ae^lt, whereas relationships like inverse square law is r^-2. One expression is exponential with a base of e, while the other is exponential with respect to r, and an integer exponent. One expression deals with time, and the other with distance. How does exponential decay of one result in a neat, new expression like the inverse square law?
And then the relativity stick comes a knocking to complicate things even further...