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Is General relativity a theory of gravity?

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At some point in the distant past, the universe went through a phase of cosmic inflation,
Stars formed, planets coalesced, and on at least one of them life took root.
Through a long process of evolution this life 
developed into the human race.
Humans conquered fire, built complex societies and advanced technology .

All of that so we can argue about nothing.



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    Happy_KillbotHappy_Killbot 5332 Pts   -  
    General relativity as proposed by Einstein in 1913 is a theory which modifies our understanding of spacetime based on the observation that gravity bends light and distorts space around large gravitationally bound objects. Therefore, this is a theory about gravity, or rather a theory which explains gravity as an emergent phenomena of the bending of space and time.

    It will be very hard (impossible actually) for my interlocutor to argue that this is not a theory about gravity when "G" appears in the field equation which describes the theory and literally represents gravity.

    displaystyle G_mu nu Lambda g_mu nu frac 8pi Gc4T_mu nu

    Never the less, when you are wrong sometimes it is easier to just dig your hole deeper.

    To pre-emptively respond to something I know Nom will say, it should be noted that the phrase which appears in Wikipedia: 

    "Special relativity is defined in the absence of gravity. For practical applications, it is a suitable model whenever gravity can be neglected."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity

    Does not imply in any way that this theory only works where there is no gravity, but rather means that the theory is suitable for use where there in none. Basically saying that this implies in any way that the theory isn't about gravity is like saying that 2 + 2 = 4 isn't about quantitates because our numbers are defined based on "0".
    PlaffelvohfenSkepticalOne
    At some point in the distant past, the universe went through a phase of cosmic inflation,
    Stars formed, planets coalesced, and on at least one of them life took root.
    Through a long process of evolution this life 
    developed into the human race.
    Humans conquered fire, built complex societies and advanced technology .

    All of that so we can argue about nothing.
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