Figure 1: Perspective is everything. The cube is a hexagon from one perspective.
So, I’ve spent an enormous amount of time talking (well, writing) about percolation. I am adamant that I’m not talking about waves when I talk about (write about) percolations. “So, what is a percolation?” you may ask. Today is my day to explain my vision of percolations versus waves.
Think about a block of some material, made of atoms. It could be a block of something that looks like a crystal, or a block of something that does not. Internally, we would say the block is built with a crystallographically defined structure, as such crystallographic annotation is listed in the full periodic table for that material. Atoms have accumulated together to form the block of material. Those atoms are held together with forces that adhere to the crystallography of that particular material. The forces are composed of dipole moments of energy, of nodes, of vertices, and such. Think about thousands (really millions, trillions) of cubes stacked neatly into the mass you are holding in your hand.
Now envision that the chunk of cubes is rendered as a stick diagram, where the “junctions” of the sticks are shown as little balls. This would be similar to the chemistry “sticks and marbles” diagrams that are often used in classrooms. But, with this diagram we are showing the crystallographically defined structure of the material instead of the arrangement of molecules for purposes of chemistry.
OK, with that vision in your head, of sticks and marbles making a stack of cubes (3D, in all directions) – we will now go further.
When energy percolates thru a material, it goes from node to node. So, it goes from one little ball to another little ball. It does NOT go thru the middle of a “side” face of a cube, for instance. It instead goes from marble to marble, dot to dot. That is how energy propagates through a material mass. Now, within the mass, a wave may form. So, the topology of the percolation may be such that propagation proceeds in the manner/form of a wave. But, the energy transit itself is dot-to-dot. The energy itself is longitudinal.
Within a mass, there may be an almost straight path from one side to the other, percolating from marble-to-marble, and there may be a longer wavey path that takes forever because it percolates up and down, or “zigzags” from one side to the other of the chunk of material. We call the two different paths names denoted by their path-lengths. One is the short path, and one is the long path. In the case of the shortest short path, we have very speedy transfer of energy. In the case of the wavey path, we have much slower transfer. So, accordingly, we call the short path the fast path, and the long path the slow path.
Not all materials have many paths. Some have one path, some have two, some have three, etc. When a crystal material has two paths (a short and long, fast and slow) – we say it is bifringent. Many crystals that create entangled photon pairs are bifringent. Current science believes that a slow path and long path photon, moving coincidentally, become entangled. This is false in my opinion. Both photons are fast photons.
Otherwise, synchronization would be fast in one direction, and slow in the other. Also, Wilburforce pendulums panic when confronted with such a thing. Wilburforce/Wilberforce pendulums like balance. I’ve seen both spellings.
My theory is that the self-assembling Lyotropic aether propagates by percolation. It doesn’t matter if there is a refraction and attendant transverse “wave” – the percolation is the driving longitudinal force. So, all energy transfer is baseline longitudinal, and transverse in secondary form derivatives.
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.