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Spring-And-Loop Theory

13    On light and aether

In the late 19th century, luminiferous aether, meaning light-bearing aether, was the postulated medium for the propagation of light.13_01

Spring-And-Loop Theory harkens back to that era.

Having passed through 200 years of "empty space", we arrive at the realization that we are fish in a fish bowl, claiming to be dry the whole time.

"Water" is all around us. We are awash in an ocean of springs.

Armed with this new perspective we can understand numerous basic physics concepts so much more easily.

Props To Mr. Boyle

Photons don't just whizz through empty space. They bump, bump, bump their way through the Newton's Cradle of springs. Light speed is bump speed.

Gravity doesn't "attract at a distance". Gravity is a hole in the ground that stuff falls in to, and when the stuff is as fluid and energetic as springs, it can gradually fall into that hole from a long way away.

And we needn't concern ourselves with a near infinity of complex, more-than-three-dimensional shapes to grasp how loops and 'fasteners' work together.

Not So Fast!

Following the negative outcome of aether-drift experiments like the Michelson-Morley experiment, the concept of aether as a mechanical medium having a state of motion lost adherents. It has been replaced in modern physics by the theory of relativity and quantum theory.13_02

Nope. Ditch the word 'mechanical' that was choking poor aether to death and you will find her to be alive and well.

The Emperor And His Clothes

It has taken two multi-decade reigns of Standard Model and String Theory emperors wearing altogether too many clothes to realize that we live in the spring tropics. A Spring And Loop Theory loincloth would have been sufficient all along.

We are often admonished to "think big". How ironic that when we have contemplated the workings of the biggest thing there is -- the Universe -- that we should have needed to think in the other direction instead.

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