There is strong evidence that the forces of nature are caused by elastic strings. When nuclear physicists separate quarks, a strong force of attraction develops between them and the greater the separation the greater the force pulling them back together. The gluons that bind quarks behave like elastic strings. Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy appear to rotate far too fast for the stars to remain in orbit;however, their rotation can be explained if gravitons are elastic strings that gain greater potential energy when they act across great distances. Gravitons, like gluons, have the characteristics of elastic strings. This same finding explains why electrons remain in orbit about the nucleus of the atom even though their velocities appear far too fast for them to stay in orbit. Protons and electrons behave as though they are connected by elastic strings. This also explains rubber bands and steel springs that gain potential energy when stretched. Elastic strings can be used to explain all the forces of nature and a myriad of other conundrums of science.
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