Sunday, 15 March 2009
House of Cards
I found this on the web last night.....
That was different! A physics discussion augmented by being part of a play, "The Fall and Rise of the House of Cards". It was written by Paul Rowe. They are not the greatest of companions - physics and theatre. I think Paul does a great job. Who wouldn't like to have a one-on-one with Einstein, or Maxwell? I would like to ask them what they really thought of the aether. The play brought home the idea that perhaps, science has always known about the aether. If you look at how Einstein developed space-time, it is conceivable that it was manufactured to disguise the aether. It fills the boots all too conveniently. Perhaps space-time was invented to hide the aether from us. Maybe it was done on purpose, and probably for good reason. I think they knew that World War II was on its way. And judging by the atom-bomb, who knows what monstrous fucking weapon we would have fashioned from the aether?
Paul's searching for that relationship between hydrogen and the aether. I hope he's right and hydrogen can be produced easily and efficiently from the aether. There was one more thing he said that caught my eye. He said that the aether becomes more dense around matter. I think though, that it is the other way round. I think the aether becomes less dense around matter, because the aether field is being stretched. Effectively, by stretching the medium that light propagates through, the speed of light slows down. It takes light longer to get from A to B because it has to traverse up and down the sink first. It could be possible that light travelling outside a cold energy sink moves a lot faster than 300, 000 km per second.
I don't think that it is only science that has always known about the aether. I am sure that many religions all over the globe have had, at one stage or other, knowledge of the aether. Each religion seems to hold a particular, and also peculiar, facet. Each facet is a clue to the whereabouts of the aether which resides amongst us. And yup, philosophy has probably always known about the aether too!