When you are interested in physics you must read “Unbelievable“!
Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory (SRT) is based on the assumption or premise that vacuum is absolute empty space. So Einstein assumed that in vacuum there exists absolutely nothing and therefore no ether; neither absolute or dragged.
We demonstrated that the denial of the dragged ether was not justified. This conclusion however does not proof the Special Relativity Theory is incorrect. The thing we proved is that the dragged ether is strongly supported by experimental evidence of stellar aberration and the measurements of Fizeau. One conclusion is certain: dragged ether was unjustly rejected.
Apparently the explanatory power of the Relativity Theory is great. This theory would never have been accepted and unquestioned for almost a century if it were not. A theory, once accepted, is not easy abandoned. The consequence of the acceptance was that science did not look anymore for alternative solutions respectively theories. One can state that after science embraced the Relativity Theory the search for alternatives was abandoned. After SRT was accepted science from that moment fiercely rejected any alternative.
Almost a century after the first article of Einstein concerning the Special Relativity theory in 1905 there is hardly any doubt about the validity of this theory. Every scientist has grown up with the belief that the theory is valid. Inherent is the lack of commitment for science to look at alternatives.
The SRT only gives a possible explanation for some relativistic observations like stellar aberration and the Doppler effect; however the exact measurements cannot be predicted with SRT. Until now it is has been impossible to convince scientists to look at the possibilities the denied ether theory offers to account for relativistic events.
Until now it was not possible to interest anyone to look any closer at the possibilities the ether theory offers. The ether theory is contradicting SRT because this theory assumes that in vacuum a dragged ether exists, while SRT explicitly needs an absolute empty space to be valid. Therefore expert scientists in this field experience the ether approach as an attack on their knowledge. Because of that theoretical physicists reject the ether without valid arguments.
Demonstrating the theoretical possibility of an alternative is not sufficient anymore to motivate scientists to look at the possibilities dragged ether offers to describe physical phenomena. What can be done is to show the tremendous explanatory capacity of the ether theory and hope some scientists will make a serious attempt to comprehend it. This is the goal of this book. A small chance but worth trying. Although the ether theory describes the relativistic events very well, the final conclusion that this theory might be a better explanation for observations is up to science.
What I like personally about the ether theory, as described in this book, is that the mysterious aspects of nuclear physics, particle physics and astronomy disappear. Molecular quantum mechanics, chemistry, biology, electronics, mechanics and all the other exact sciences are basically explained by classic physics. Atomic and subatomic quantum mechanics, the science of the 20th century, achieved almost unbelievable progress. There is no doubt at all that this science describes the observations extremely well. However quantum mechanics have one flaw; it is almost pure mathematics.
The presented ether theory has the possibilities to combine quantum physics, with the inherent uncertainty, and the traditional deterministic physics. On the subatomic scale the forces are unknown. In nuclear physics subatomic forces must exist. However one does not know the origin of these forces, how big they are and at what distance these forces work.
The unknown, the lack in realization of the inherent physical processes, causes this science to be highly experimental. The mathematical interpretation of data determines the implied physics. The theory is only adjusted in case new data contradicts mathematically the premises. The theory is determined by the best mathematical solution. The notion of what happens in the sub-atomic world is abstracted from the mathematical outcome. Actually one is in the dark.
Quantum Mechanics should be considered an empirical science rather than a theoretical one. For sub-atomic physics there is hardly a theory that describes the underlying physical processes.
The ether theory, however simple and elementary described in this book, gives the possibility to understand the underlying physical processes. This book makes an attempt to describe the fantastic possibilities the ether theory offers to understand physical phenomena.
Next chapter: The electric field and the ether