Originally Posted by **RelativityIsWrong** That doesn't really make sense based on my (limited) knowledge of physics. If I understand correctly, a graviton would be emitted from the object at the center of the black hole. But it would then need to travel away, fighting against the speed of light gravitational pull. |

Where there is an electric charge there is an electromagnetic field and thus photons.

Where there's a mass there's a gravitational field and thus there are gravitons.

Originally Posted by **RelativityIsWrong** Assuming I understand correctly, this is why (gravitational) force carriers with energy don't work very well... |

They work, but the Math is much more complicated. There are fields where the mediating particles carry the "charge" of the field themselves. They are called "Yang-Mills" fields. (This is not true for EM...photons carry no electric charge. QED, the quantum version of EM, is relatively simple for that reason.)

Originally Posted by **RelativityIsWrong** Speaking of which, does anyone know why gravity is actually considered a standard force? I mean, it acts more like a law of motion than the electromagnetic/weak/strong forces. More a property of spacetime than a property of a particle. |

(shrugs) It has a field, in quantum terms it is an interaction, so it's a force by definition.

-Dan