May the Force be With YouHave you ever wondered how many things there around us that we don’t see, yet they affect us in so many different ways? There are four fundamental forces that explain why things why things fall or revolve, why we can see light and why chemical bonds exist, why the sun exists or why certain elements need protection due to beta decay, and why don’t atoms just fly apart? If it weren’t for the very important, as well as essential forces, many things in our world would be extremely different. However, in order for these theories to be accepted or at least viewed, many years had to be spent by the great minds of scientists. The concept of gravity was not discovered or known until about 300 years ago. At first, it was believed that the gods made all planets and all objects follow “natural motion”, explaining why objects moved a certain way. A strong supporter of this theory was Aristotle, saying objects were just going back to the natural place. It was further believed, in the geocentric theory that everything revolved around Earth, not that the Earth revolved around something else. A scientist by the name of Copernicus changed this into the heliocentric theory, with the sun in the middle. Although this theory wouldn’t be understood by many, and probably not even by Copernicus, this was all because of gravity. In the 1500s, another astronomer called Galileo Galilei proved such theory. It wasn’t until the late 1600s that Isaac Newton discovered gravity with the ideas of an object falling straight down, the moon orbiting the earth and not flying straight off. He concluded it was due to an external force he named gravity, as stated in the book he published, Principia. These new laws and theories were all accepted, as well as used, for many years to come, until a scientist called Albert Einstein redefined gravitational force in the general theory of relativity, that describes the relationship between matter and motion that objects with mass actually bend the very fabric of space and time. I think that what is mainly accepted today is Isaac Newton’s views on gravity, simply because I don’t think it is as complicated as what Albert Einstein thought. In school, we aren’t taught what Albert Einstein believed. Plus, Einstein’s theory would only apply to very advanced science, one we wouldn’t use frequently. In the past, simple theories that would appear correct to the “physics surfer” were accepted simply because it seemed what was easiest to accept and not much thought was needed.Electromagnetism is one of the fundamental forces of nature. It is responsible for all of the everyday things we see, except gravity.?