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.