God Whacked the Universe with His Mallet

So, which came first?  Was it the Energy or the Aether?  Anybody following my lines of thought over the past few months realizes that I’ve essentially boiled the universe down to two things: energy and the aether.  Everything is a mechanical derivation of the effects of energy against the aether fabric of the universe.

During the creation event, did God whack the aether with a giant hammer?  And if this is so – was the hammer blow so hard that all of the universe is still reverberating from it today?

If, like Tesla believed, the universal fabric of the aether is (almost) frictionless, then the reverbations would be very slow to die out.  Instead, the ripples in the aether would ping-pong around the universe, sometimes coalesced into the hard/fast light of matter, and sometimes as transient ripples.

The ripples are directed in two ways.  There are the efficient, point-to-point, low divergence longitudinal momentum shifts of fast light, and the omni-directional, less efficient, high divergence momentum shifts of slow light, operating at the meager speed of C.  But – in essence – it’s all bumps and ripples on the aether, which are reflections of the movement of the ripples themselves, which for the moments of its movements can be considered to be energy.  So, energy itself is an abstraction for this transfer across the aether, and below it all is yet another simplification: all is the aether.

All is the aether, different here and there only by the slight manifestations of its twists and turns.  I started with quantum mechanic’s myriad particles, and soon discarded those ideas.  I boiled the maple syrup of what I thought the ingredients really were, getting down to the soft tack stage of the aether, energy, and matter.  Additional hard syrup boiling produced only aether and energy, and finally at the molasses state we have pure aether.  God had a simple task.  He only needed a one ingredient universe, and then it was a simple thing (for him) to whack it with his giant mallet.  We still listen to the music from that event billions of year on …

After he whacked the aether with his hammer, His job was done.  No more energy needed ever be added to the universe, because its frictionless design loses none.  The conservation laws (of energy, of momentum) are a tribute to this ultra-efficient aether, one-ingredient universe.

The twists and turns of the constantly excited universal aether can be manifested in many ways.  It is able to segregate itself into partitions, to make atoms and molecules.  Perhaps, the atom’s parts are confined by the medium discontinuities of the twisting, pulsating aether.  So, there are walls in the aether, that go to explain the universal divisors that break it up into a perception of matter, of energy, and of myriad details associated with that.  Yet, at its core it is all bumps and ripples …

Is a one-ingredient universe such an outrageous idea?  Let’s take the example of concrete.  Let’s consider that it’s really one ingredient (even though we know it’s a few indgredients).  But, it’s moldable and malleable, and can make many things.  So it is with the aether.

To be continued …

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.

Why Light Never Stands Still

There is the old saying that rust never sleeps.  Well, light never stops.  In the atomist’s viewpoint of the world, there is not really a pat answer for why light ceaselessly moves.  But, to an aetherist, it’s a simple thing to understand.  To the aetherist, all the universe is a 3D fabric of aether, with elastic movements within it.  These movements started with the big bang, and continue to this day.  All that ever happens is that the elastic bumps within the aether medium shift around from one place to another.  They are always conserved, and the total universe is always in equilibrium.

The movements of light in the aether are thumps on the structure of the aether, and once those momentum movements have been instigated by a shove on a granule of the aether (a “granule” is what J. Yee calls the smallest elemental piece of the aether fabric) – then there is a corresponding movement (really a momentum transfer) to the other side of the granule.  The movements are not continuous movements, but instead a bump-bump-bump type of transfer.

Light that doesn’t move, by definition, doesn’t exist

When two opposing bumps collide, there is a bigger deformation of a single granule, but all of the energy of that collision is released back onto adjacent granules, because the aether absorbs nothing in the collision that it does not immediately release in the same form.  It is perfectly elastic.  Such an elastic return of the condition of the mesh will happen unless the first bump is immediately followed by a second bump, so the bigger deformations that are seen are a kind of slight of hand.  The light keeps moving.

This is different than is the case with matter, where the collisions are not perfectly elastic.  Matter can keep its deformations, and matter can stop (at least relativistically).

The light (which is a bump/ which is energy/ which is momentum) never stops.  If light were ever to stop, it would not be elastically deforming the aether, and so the bump that is the representation of light would not any longer exist.  The light would disappear from the universe.  That doesn’t happen, because the energy (of the pseudo-movement of the transfer of momentum) is always conserved.  It just goes somewhere else, instead of disappearing.  This is because the aether itself absorbs no energy that is not immediately released again.

This happens because we have defined the light to be a bump on the aether.  But, we mean by that statement that light is a transfer within the aether.  It is a bump-bump-bump style of movement. It is momentum transfer.  So, by definition, we say that light is movement (in bits), and light that doesn’t move, by definition, doesn’t exist.

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.

Aether Atomic Bubbles: Built with Angular Momentum?

 The past couple posts could be retitled to “The flopping fish, part one and part two” – because I’ve flopped around quite a bit in the descriptions I’ve put inside of them.  Normally, I can grab onto an idea and flesh it out with more strength and consistency (even if it’s a pretty wild idea), but building a spherical aether discontinuity within which to contain an atom’s contents have me flopping about on the beach.

To build a spherical shell of aether discontinuity, we envision a boundary surface area, agitated in some way by one or another type of energy.   Most ideas relative to “making the energy go round and round” are not very solid feeling.  But, another type of circular feature – angular momentum – already has a firm footing in the physics of optics and lasers.

The wavelength width of a laser beam is huge in comparison to an atom.  Wavelengths of transverse light for lasers are typically in the area of 500 nanometers, which abolutely dwarfs the size of an atom.  So, building a spherical aether discontinuity from an “angular momentum machine” seems right in one way – which is that the product fits inside the machine.

Laser borne bessel vortex beams may be the parts of such an atom producing machine.  Observing the output of such a laser apparatus shows what appear to be flying smoke rings, indicating that all sorts of angular and longitudinal momentums are twisted into the wavefront.

Why so much flopping around?  I once worked in a semiconductor wafer fab plant.  The theorists would come into the room, sit down, and run through the theory.  “Maybe this will fix your problem,” they might say.  But usually the maybe fix didn’t work.  Back in the day, semicon was a black art.  I wasn’t directly aligned with the physics of the job (mine was more about quality and computer programming) – but I did have a spot in the QA feedback loop that let me watch the black art fixes in action.

There was a lot of quantum in building chip wafers.  Now maybe I’d say, “There was a lot of aether.”

The black art fix was implemented by forming a brainstorm session which solicited any ideas that popped into our heads.  The whole group would do this, including myself.  The boss would say, “Anything that pops into your head, say it.”  No reservations.  No worries about it being stupid.  We covered blackboards in that fashion.

We always fixed the problem.

So it is with the aetherists.  I know it’s not an official term, but I think there are a bunch of us out there.  We have some pretty esoteric (crazy sounding) theories, but we like to splash them onto the board.

To be continued …

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.