Yes, Moronium. I have the answers you are looking for.....
Andrew Ancel Gray
Thanks for the elaborate answer, Andrew. I appreciate your effort. However I can't see where it "answers" my questions (in truth, I don't even remember the exact questions posed, it's been so long, but, still.....)
Your own "answer," as I read it, suggests that you can choose to adhere to either a strong or weak version of the equivalence principle. That's not really an "answer" it's just presenting optional, but different, interpretations.
I think that just about everybody agrees that there is no "true" or absolute equivalence. This is due, in part to the "tidal effects" that a gravitational force produces.
The concept of the "curvature" of space is merely that: a convenient way of referring to an abstract concept.
Edited by Moronium, 21 January 2019 - 01:51 PM.