Answer to Question #33370 in Astronomy | Astrophysics for Greg Fager
My question pertains to the force of gravity across the entire universe. More specifically, it pertains to the force of gravity from certain objects like the earth, or certain individuals on the earth like myself or anybody, for instance. Given the equation for the force between distant objects declines at a rate of the square root of the distance between two objects, that would still mean some infinitely small amount of force is connected between objects on the opposite ends of the known universe, no matter how small. Is it possible that these strung out forces have any measurable or perceivable effect, even if we can't measure it or perceive it at this point, even at the sub-atomic level. Any insight would be appreciated. My slant on this is that it might explain the human mind's tendency towards religion, feeling that the heavens or stars actually have an effect on the sub-atomic aspect of the neurons of the human brain. I'm not a quirky fellow, I just want to know if I'm on the right track or not.