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  1. What's the point of your web site?
  2. Where did the name come from?
  3. What is the theory, exactly?
  4. Shouldn't Intelligent Attraction really be called Intelligent Gravity?
  5. Is this like The Onion's 'Intelligent Falling' Theory?
  6. How do you know that Intelligent Attraction is the right explanation?
  7. OK, what problems are there with Newton's theory of gravity?
  8. Who else thinks there may be a problem?
  9. Where can I find the IA support group?
  10. I'm looking for the IA Consortium.
  11. Does 'IA' have anything to do with the Official State of Iowa Website, the Information Architect's Wiki, boundless living, The Irrigation Association, the Import Administration, or instructional assistants?
  12. Is this a dating service for attractive smart people?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q: What's the point of your web site?
    A: The point of this website is to raise awareness about the theory of Intelligent Attraction.

    Ultimately we'd like to see Intelligent Attraction taught alongside gravitational theory in public schools. We suspect that IA is not currently being taught because of religious and/or constitutional interpretations that sway educators against all things spiritual.
  2. Q: Where did the name come from?
    A: The name Intelligent Attraction (IA) was patterned loosely after the "Intelligent Design" (ID) movement. It was hoped that some of the momentum surrounding ID would rub off on IA. The search for objective truth is important in all areas of endeavor.
  3. Q: What is the theory, exactly?
    A: In a nutshell, it's the belief that objects are attracted to one another because a power greater than our understanding makes them seek one another.
  4. Q: Shouldn't Intelligent Attraction really be called Intelligent Gravity?
    A: No. If we follow the example of Intelligent Design, the answer is plain. The Intelligent Design people didn't name their theory Intelligent Evolution! They didn't use the word 'evolution' because evolution is exactly the mechanism in question. Similarly, we're not calling the innate attraction property of matter 'gravity' because gravity is the mechanism in question.

    Clearly things fall down. But why do they fall? That's the question. Do they fall because of gravity, or is Intelligent Attraction a better explanation?
  5. Q: Is this like The Onion's 'Intelligent Falling' Theory?
    A: Maybe. See The ONION's piece on 'Intelligent Falling'.
  6. Q: How do you know that Intelligent Attraction is the right explanation?
    A: Frankly, no one can say for sure. Our point is that both theories (the traditional law of gravity and the controversial intelligent attraction) should be taught in schools. Why be unfair to another view just because it's not as popular? GOSH!
  7. Q: OK, what problems are there with Newton's theory of gravity?
    A: Lots. The scientists at Caltech have this to say:
    "BUT unfortunately, Newtonian gravity falls apart [their emphasis] when we try to combine it with what we've just learned about Special Relativity."
    [http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/patricia/gravtop.html]
    And this:
    "Newton's law doesn't model what happens when the gravitational field changes in time."
    [http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/patricia/gravb.html]
  8. Q: Who else thinks there may be a problem?
    A: Dr. Sten Odenwald, receipent of the NASA 'Excellence in Outreach' award in 1999 from the Goddard Space Flight Center.

    "[...]we don't really understand ANYTHING about our physical world at the deepest level, such as why does gravity exist?
    [Ask the Astronomer]


    And R. W. HAMMING, in The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics, The American Mathematical Monthly Volume 87 Number 2 February 1980
    "gravitation does not explain why things fall"
    [http://www.lecb.ncifcrf.gov/~toms/Hamming.unreasonable.html]
  9. Q: Where can I find the IA support group?
    A: There is no Intelligent Attraction support group, yet. But if you're about to undergo surgery which involves the removal of your colon, you can find out more about phantom rectum by visiting the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group web page (http://www.the-ia.org.uk).
  10. Q: I'm looking for the IA Consortium.
    A: I imagine this is the community you're looking for: http://www.ia.umich.edu
  11. Q: Does 'IA' have anything to do with the Official State of Iowa Website, the Information Architect's Wiki, The Irrigation Association, The Import Administration, or instructional assistants?
    A: No.
  12. Q: Is this a dating service for attractive smart people?
    A: No.

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