In the following video, the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku states that space is pushing objects towards the earth. https://youtu.be/fEZupmpTcOU?t=1m59s
Is the warped space around the earth providing a force that is accelerating objects to the earth?
Is this the correct interpretation of Einstein’s mathematical model of gravity?
EDIT: I do not understand the mathematics of general relativity, but I do have a basic understanding of how the model of general relativity works.
In Newton's theory, gravity makes particles leave their straight paths. In Einstein's theory of general relativity, gravity is a distortion of space-time. Particles still follow the straightest possible paths in that space-time. But because space-time is now distorted, even on those straightest paths, particles accelerate as if they were under the influence of what Newton called the gravitational force.
This quote is from the website einstein-online.
Michio Kaku actually said that space is pushing objects towards the Earth. Did he misspoke?
Frank Wilczek said, “We can describe general relativity using either of two mathematically equivalent ideas: curved space-time, or metric field.”
Kip Thorne said, “You can reformulate Einstein’s laws in a sort of Newtonian way” https://youtu.be/rHsBDTy3yEE?t=5m7s
I am wondering if there is more than one valid interpretation of what Einstein’s mathematical model of gravity actually represents.