What one gets for the
"aether" depends, of course, on the model one starts with.
One thing is certain:
Empty space does contain incredible energy density, as experimentally
demonstrated (e.g., by the Casimir effect, the Lamb Shift, and every
source charge in the universe).
purposes, the real sore point is the complete avoidance by classical
Maxwell-Heaviside electrodynamics and electrical engineering of the
source charge problem: i.e., the problem of the source charge and its
associated EM fields and potentials. Today they hide that embarrassing
problem so thoroughly that even many of the professors do not recognize
that it's a problem. Basically they just teach that "every charge has
associated with it, its potentials and fields that it creates." So
BANG! Every EM field and potential and their energy just is supposed to
leap forth merely because suddenly we have a charge sitting there.
Actually, one can experimentally show that producing the charge results
in a steady and continuous outpouring of real, observable EM energy in
all directions, expanding at light speed outwards. Further, one can
show that there is no observable EM energy input to the charge at all.
So either classical
electrodynamics has completely falsified the conservation of energy law,
or else that model has to be changed and extended to allow the input of
VIRTUAL photon energy from the vacuum, being transduced by the source
charge into real observable EM energy and outpoured continuously.
advocates what conventional electrodynamics and electrical engineering
professors, departments, and texts presently advocate unwittingly: That
every EM field, potential, and joule of EM energy in the universe was
and is freely created from nothing at all, by the associated source
Subject: Fw: The Aether-A measure of its density.
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 21:09:40 -0800
speed of light C is controlled by the permeability (u) and the
permittivity (e) of space, characteristics that are determined by the
density of the aether which occupies all of space from inter-galactic to
intra-atomic. When a dielectric is introduced in the light path C is
reduced by the the inverse of the square root of the relative dielectric
constant (E_r) of that dielectric.
is this: If the aether fills the intra-atomic spaces of a dielectric,
then when some dielectric is introduced we have not replaced the aether
but have, instead, effectively placed additional dielectric material in
the space already occupied by the aether. Therefore, when Teflon,
having an E_r of about 2, is placed in the light path it has simply
doubled the E_r of the aether alone, meaning that the Teflon possesses
the same E_r as the aether, and that the two together merely add their
is true, should not one be able to conclude that the aether in that
common space has characteristics comparable to the Teflon? I.e., its'
(effective) density would seem to be the same, at least, and perhaps its
mass.(?) This same study if carried out with other dielectrics and
analyzed in the light of the characteristics of those dielectrics should
event, the characteristics found for the aether in the common volumes of
these tests would be true for the aether everywhere, with the aether
thus becoming a massive part of our environment, and presumably having
the potential to do wondrous things, if we can actually tap it as you
and others seems to be accomplishing.
studies I've concluded that your "seething vacuum", or the "aether" (or
whatever other name it may ro by) is pure energy, that which was
generated from mass by the stars of the Universe and which will
eventually be re-converted back into mass, thence to continue an eternal
cycling, at an efficiency of 100%.