Is gravity, the curvature of spacetime or a quantum phenomenon?

Alfonso Leon Guillen Gomez

Independent scientific researcher, 127A Street 53A68 Flat 514, Bogota, Colombia

Abstract. Gravity is the curvature of spacetime, the structural property of static gravitational field, a geometric field, in curved coordinates, according the functions guv, that express geometric relations between material events. Course, general relativity is a relational theory, however, gravity, a thinking category, has symetric physical effects with matter. We use, analitic and critic method of reread the general relativity, since the perspective of the history of the science and the philosophy of the science. Our goal is driver the debate on gravity, to the arena of the quantum physics, but without the ballast of the general relativity. We find that through of relativist aether was attempted transform spacetime in a substantia without succes, the consequence was return to problematic geometric field. The philosophy of the science intervenes, and according the best philosophical theory of substantivalism, spacetime is a inmaterial, geometric substantia. Then, the metaphysics arrives to a full solution in the super-substantivalism theory, that affirms: matter arises from geometric spacetime. Thus, it explains consistently the symetric physical effects between spacetime and matter. Surely, this solution is a medieval speculation. Our conclusion is that since general relativity do not defined physically spacetime leads necessarily to philosophical definitions of relationism and substantivalism on spacetime that are unacceptable physically. Therefore, gravity is not the curvature of spacetime.

Keywords: gravity, spacetime, aether, vacuum, physics, metaphysics, quantum physics

PACS: 03. Quantum mechanics, field theories, and special relativity, 03.50.-z Classical field theories, 03.65.-w Quantum mechanics, 04. General relativity and gravitation, 04.20.-q Classical general relativity

Published by Journal of Advances in Physics. Vol 4. No. 1. 18 March 2014

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