The universe is composed of lyotropic crystal that self assembles. Some of this “crystal” assembles easily, some of it assembles with more difficulty, but it all assembles at some level of temperature and pressure. I have been writing much about the lyotropic aether, and its relationship to self assembly of energy paths, but in reality, the universe is entirely a crystallographically defined thing.
When we think of crystals, we think of shiny objects like diamond, glass, and ice. These are things which exhibit a regularity in the way they “self assemble” – such that there is alignment in their structures and therefore light transits them or reflects from them in ways we find appealing. They are shiny. But, within a more generic context, everthing is a crystal (sort of). The periodic table of Linus Pauling has atomic mass and number, but it also has a crystallographic annotation, one for every element in it. Linus was particularly enthralled with that annotation. At some point he described his life’s work as an investigation of the crystallographic nature of mass.
When some things precipitate into crystals, they do so in a regular way, like neatly stacked boxes, all of the same size. Other crystallographically defined structures are not neat and cubic, and may result in aggregate structures that tend towards creation of an amorphous greater mass. When the structure of the mass is of a certain type, it self assembles with more regularity, and with a tendency to propagate itself forward in a linear (straight, line-like) way. This tendency is a direct result of the material’s base structure and its effect on the way energy propagates thru the material. It’s the energy propagation that drives the direction of the self assembly.
This all lines up neatly with my view of the lyotropic aether. It’s the energy propagation that is the result of the structure that drives the direction of propagation, be it mass self-assembly or self-assembly of the energy paths themselves. The air around us is full of wannabe crystals (of oxygen, nitrogen, etc) – separated by an excessive energy level – relative to the bonds that would normally cause them to form structure. Devoid of this energy, our atmosphere would be a solid block, encasing us all within it. The atmosphere would “self assemble” all at once.
I envision the aether’s granularity (i.e. the relative distance between the network nodes of a lyotropic material’s structure) – to be far smaller than the atomic scale. Very much smaller. Its lyotropic crystal nature is linear, with a stronger tendency towards self propagation via linear self-assembly than any mass object. The crystallography of the universe includes its space, and does not stop at the boundaries of its matter. Energy path self assembly is crystallographically driven propagation, making all of the universe internally consistent. The hexagonal crystal form drives this propagation best.
The propagation of energy thru a material is not really linear, as stated. It is a percolation that traverses the network topology of the material, defined by its crystallography. So, it warbles a bit. Additionally, it gains angular momentum by virture of the nesting of multiple paths, and the binding of same. Therefore, my conjecture is that energy transfer may more closely mimic a Wilburforce pendulum (swinging back and forth) – than being a perfectly linear phenomenon. Additionally, there are multiple network paths thru many mediums, and those contribute to superlattice structures that are destined for a future post.
Note: the author is a writer on technical subjects in some areas, of novels, and of other literature, but does not have any formal credentials related to the medical field, or in physics. Thus, this all constitutes an opinion of what might be possible, based on his own hobby-level knowledge quests