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Pretty straight-forward this one. If we're going to get a bit more nit-picky about this relatively straight-forward question I'd like to first of all point out that yes, I have considered that electrical charges themselves may well, in fact, be 'mediated' by the W and Z vector bosons. However, it might even be conceivable that this is leading to further questions as to how a 'boson' is defined in terms other than it's spin statistics and whether or not more than one particle can play a role in the transmission of certain forces like, I don't know, gravity for example.

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  • $\begingroup$ You may certainly have one-electron exchange Feynman diagrams, with energy and momentum transfer. What do you choose to define as "force"? Only gravitons mediate gravity. $\endgroup$ – Cosmas Zachos Jul 9 '18 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ @CosmasZachos Ok, I understand that, however what I'm suggesting is that there is some potentially chameleon-like properties of the electron of which we're currently unaware. Does this clarify my statement? I.e. the 'graviton' may as well be the place-holder name for whatever particle turns out to be mediating gravity; I think the electron has certain convenient properties that make it a good candidate. $\endgroup$ – Sam Cottle Jul 9 '18 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ I see... ambition grows on what it feeds on. $\endgroup$ – Cosmas Zachos Jul 9 '18 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting. What does it feed on? $\endgroup$ – Sam Cottle Jul 9 '18 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ What properties can an electron have for mediating gravity considering it doesnt even have enough spin states and also interacts electromagnetically/weakly. Not to mention it is massive and couldn't propagate at the speed of light (of which many constraints were placed with the recent LIGO gravitational wave detection experiments) $\endgroup$ – Triatticus Jul 10 '18 at 14:41

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