Sliding over the Everglades propelled
by a the giant fan, the boat suddenly gains speed and, roaring
horrendously, propels us through a sea of sawgrass whipping my
From the rushes, the scientists surmised, gravity only
seems weak because the gravitons that produce it are concentrated
in another part of hyperspace, on a different (mem)brane from
our own. The region of hyperspace surrounding this 'mother brane'
would be warped so severely that an alligator's expressionless eyes are watching
us, before slipping back into its dream.
The young captain ("The
real captain's not here, but I'll try to run this thing," his
lectures us on how the Seminole People, still technically at war
US, hid on islands; and how sugar barons have drained the Everglades of
its vital fluids.
I file this information , even
while according to Einstein's equations, the more massive
a body, the deeper will be the 'depression' it creates in space,
and hence the greater will be the force of gravity experienced in
its vicinity. Physicists refer to this distorting of space as it's
'curvature.' In general relativity, then, gravity is just a by-product
of gawking at the 'gators with the other tourists,
and laughing at the captain's shallow jokes.
Nature won't end but it will