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In physics, the fundamental interactions, also known as fundamental forces, are the interactions that do not appear to be reducible to more basic interactions. There are four fundamental interactions known to exist: the gravitational and electromagnetic interactions, which produce significant long-range forces whose effects can be seen directly in everyday life, and the strong and weak interactions, which produce forces at minuscule, subatomic distances and govern nuclear interactions. Some scientists speculate that a fifth force might exist but if so, it is not widely accepted nor proven.
 
In physics, the fundamental interactions, also known as fundamental forces, are the interactions that do not appear to be reducible to more basic interactions. There are four fundamental interactions known to exist: the gravitational and electromagnetic interactions, which produce significant long-range forces whose effects can be seen directly in everyday life, and the strong and weak interactions, which produce forces at minuscule, subatomic distances and govern nuclear interactions. Some scientists speculate that a fifth force might exist but if so, it is not widely accepted nor proven.
  

Revision as of 11:17, 16 February 2018

Unification
For a while, some physicists worked on a theory unifying the other forces with both the force of gravity and the film "Gravity," but even after Alfonso Cuarón was held in a deep underground chamber of water for 10^31 years he refused to sell his film to Disney.
Title text: For a while, some physicists worked on a theory unifying the other forces with both the force of gravity and the film "Gravity," but even after Alfonso Cuarón was held in a deep underground chamber of water for 10^31 years he refused to sell his film to Disney.

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In physics, the fundamental interactions, also known as fundamental forces, are the interactions that do not appear to be reducible to more basic interactions. There are four fundamental interactions known to exist: the gravitational and electromagnetic interactions, which produce significant long-range forces whose effects can be seen directly in everyday life, and the strong and weak interactions, which produce forces at minuscule, subatomic distances and govern nuclear interactions. Some scientists speculate that a fifth force might exist but if so, it is not widely accepted nor proven.

This comic lists five physical forces, but also includes a number of other things (two countries and three businesses) that are known for "unifying" in a non-physics sense. East and West Germany united politically in 1989, more than forty years after being divided at the end of World War II. Entertainment company Disney has united in a business sense with a number of others over the years; the comic mentions animation studio Pixar and the Star Wars franchise. The comic states that this is the progress toward unifying the fundamental forces of nature, which is absurd, with the addition of Star Wars and Germany, both which are not one of the fundamental forces. [citation needed]

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The 10^31 years in the title text is a clear reference to the proton decay, with the proton expected to have a half-life between 10^31 and 10^36 years. But so far no evidence for this decay has been found, which is incompatible with the results given by various unified theories. So Cuarón is preventing the unification of this comics' fundamental forces of nature like the proton is preventing GUTs. (Also, even the physics part has several layers of unification, the current one, GUTs, and TOEs) 141.101.99.113 11:23, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

I know this isn't the place for it.. but.. why not Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays? It is literally President's Day weekend. That's right, Jacky720 just signed this (talk | contribs) 22:00, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Marvel?

Where is the unification of Marvel with Disney as well? I know, if you put in all the companies that Disney has merged with/bought over the years, it would take up way more room than the comic will allow. Nutster (talk) 14:50, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

I think Randall missed "The Force" and "Midi-chlorians"! Neurozero (talk) 17:07, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

We have a statutory holiday in British Columbia called Family Day; it is on the second Monday of February. Other provinces have a similar holiday, though some with different names, on the third Monday of February. Alberta, the province next to British Columbia calls theirs Family Day. My joke has been that they should split the different and have Family Day on Valentine's Day. Apparently, though, British Columba will be changing the observance of Family Day to the third Monday in February: another unification. 108.162.216.220 23:34, 17 February 2018 (UTC) Gene Wirchenko [email protected]

Which came first? The Proton or the Universe? These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 17:49, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

The Universe, but not by much. The first protons should have appeared somewhere in the first 10-6 seconds. Nutster (talk) 06:04, 21 February 2018 (UTC)


I personally would be scared of a unification of the two Germanys and Strong Force 108.162.221.131 04:29, 30 May 2018 (UTC) (Anonymous)