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Why is gravity so weak? [duplicate]

How does physics explain the enormous disparity between the gravitational scale and the typical mass scale of the elementary particles? In other words, why is gravity so much weaker than the other ...
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Gravity Vs Electrostatics [duplicate]

Why is electrostatic force significantly stronger than the gravitational force? Is there any deeper reason other than the fact that coulumb's constant is much bigger than gravitational constant? is ...
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Why do we still need to think of gravity as a force?

Firstly I think shades of this question have appeared elsewhere (like here, or here). Hopefully mine is a slightly different take on it. If I'm just being thick please correct me. We always hear ...
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What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?

I can understand that on small scales (within an atom/molecule), the other forces are much stronger, but on larger scales, it seems that gravity is a far stronger force; e.g. planets are held to the ...
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Can all fundamental forces be fictitious forces?

After reading many questions, like this and this, I wonder: Is it possible to consider the other fundamental forces too, the electroweak interaction and the strong interaction or ultimately the ...
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Can other fundamental forces bend spacetime?

I was wondering what makes gravity so special that it bends spacetime? and if it is part of the four-fundamental forces, why or why cant the other forces bend the time space continuum?
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Did we just misunderstand gravity?

Einstein told us that a spring balance under free fall shows zero deflection and thus derived that gravity is a curvature in the fabric of spacetime and all those stuffs. Now let's assume we have a ...
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Why is gravity so special?

I am not a physicist but still I love the subject very much. A thought recently popped up in my mind while studying and I'm still confused about it. "If a person falls freely he will not feel ...
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Why is there not a General Relativity for forces other than gravity?

I think what I'm looking for here is some sort of a bridge between the very material terms and mental images that I have access to and more of a pure math understanding. My deepest exposure to ...
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Is there any such thing as gravity? [duplicate]

So I was seeing this documentary and ended up knowing that there is no such thing as gravity. It said that we are not being pulled by Earth but being pushed by the space time curvature acc. to general ...
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Is the theory of electromagnetism very incomplete in physical interpretation? [duplicate]

Just like in Newtonian gravity, do we simply accept charge being naturally attracted to the opposite charge with a very similar Newtonian style force? (Coulomb) Shouldn't there be a meaningful theory ...