AntonGonist my friend,
I really enjoyed reading this thread. I am glad you have not given up, because I traveled the same path as you and discovered things beyond
imagination. It takes a solid combination of philosophy, logic, reason, and science to reach the truth. Unfortunately, some only use science.
This thread is a classic example of the hurdles one must go through to discover the truth. You will get people who think they know, but they really
don't, but it doesn't stop them from talking down to you, and taking a false position of authority. They even avoid answering your questions and tell
you to read a book, meaning, they don't know and they can't admit it.
It's funny to watch people say light can travel/propagate through a vacuum. They don't realize a perfect vacuum is defined as being void of all matter
and energy. That means, as soon as light enters this perfect vacuum, it is no longer a perfect vacuum. That is because light is energy, and a vacuum
is supposed to be void of energy. Therefore, light can't exist in a vacuum, because the existence of light defines the opposite of a vacuum. You see?
I am sure you do. Congrats, this is the point other minds short circuit and default back to some learned response that takes them in circles. After
all, a short circuit is a closed loop, a short one.
The truth is, there is no such thing as a perfect vacuum. There is no such thing as "nothingness". Some energy will always exist in whatever area you
claim is a perfect vacuum. In fact, you can't prove an area is a perfect vacuum without measuring it, and the act of measuring it destroys the vacuum.
In reality, nothingness does not exist. As soon as you define "nothingness" it becomes "something". However, in mathematics it exists, its defined as
zero. There is even debate on what zero really means. But, just because we can define it doesn't mean it exists. It only exists as a concept. This is
where the fun starts...
Many believe the fabric of reality started at 0 (nothingness) and then formed into the seemingly vast and infinite space we observe (something). What
really happened is the fabric of reality started at 1 (something), and it was divided into infinite parts (a lot of somethings). This paragraph is
more important than you can imagine, because you know very well you can't get something from nothing.
Since we can't ignore the illusion of duality - if "something" exists we intuitively assume the opposite exists called "nothingness". That idea of
duality stems from math. If we say 1 exists we assume we can subtract 1 to end up with 0. That is not how reality works. Reality started with 1 and
was divided infinitely. You can subtract all you want, but there will always be one infinitely small piece left. That small piece must remain because
there is nothing else around to subtract it. Think about that a bit longer.
By now you should see the fine line between existing and not existing. Nothing and something. The great paradox of reality. The ultimate question. You
might conclude this alludes to the existence of "something" that both "exists" and "not exists" simultaneously. If you made it this far, good. Lets
You are right. Light is a wave, and it does require "something" to propagate. Maxwell and other greats like Tesla were capable of so much because they
knew this with certainty. Maxwell's equations were based on it really. They had to give it a name, and it was called the aether. However, it had
undefinable properties and even conflicting properties, so we don't know what it is or how to define it.
At some point in time a few scientists erroneously attempted to define the properties of the aether, and then went on to create a scientific test to
measure those properties. To their surprise their erroneous definitions were wrong, and they couldn't measure the erroneous property they invented.
Somehow this translated into meaning the aether doesn't exist. In reality, they set up their own straw-man experiment and disproved it, and then used
that to prove the aether doesn't exist - intentionally or not is unknown. Of course, I am talking about the Michelson-Morley experiment.
The Michelson-Morley experiment was a travesty to science, and caused a split in man's understanding of the universe which set them back hundreds of
years. Now two groups of people existed, people who know light is a wave in a medium, and those who think light can travel in a vacuum. For example -
Tesla was the former, Einstein the latter. If only Michelson and Morley truely understood how light propagated through a medium like glass, and
understood how light reflected off of a mirror, two main components of their experiment. Maybe then they would understand how the experiment was
flawed. I digress.
Fast forward 100 years to today, and Quantum Field Theory (QFT) suggests light is just a vibration of the electromagnetic field. They don't really
tell you what the field is, they don't really know, but "something" is vibrating. Somehow they have come full circle, and instead of calling it an
aether they call it a field. They think there are many different fields, instead of combining them together into an aether. Why doesn't the
Michelson-Morley disprove QFT? Try to figure that out.
Now, let me tell you about light...
Light is the vibration of "something". It can vibrate at different frequencies. For some reason we split these frequencies into ranges to categorize
them. We then named those ranges radiowaves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. - We did the same for sound...
Sound is also the vibration of "something". It can vibrate at different frequencies. For some reason we split these frequencies into ranges to
categorize them. We then named them notes such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G. - Both light and sound can be categorized by octaves.
Both light and sound also undergo constructive and destructive interference (basic wave phenomena). For example, you can cancel out (destroy) sound
waves by playing the same exact sound waves 180 degrees out of phase. You can also amplify sounds by playing the same exact sounds in phase so they
add together (construct). You can do the same with light. You can amplify light by adding more light of similar frequency. You can also cancel out
light. The best example is radiowave (light) interference. Playing the same radio signal out of two antenna at the same frequency but 180 degrees out
of phase will cancel out the radio signal where they overlap and you will not detect the signal.
So how do we create light? I sometimes like to think of light as "the sound of the medium" and or the "sound from electrons". According to science,
every time an electron moves it emits a photon of light. So if you quicky vibrate an electron back and fourth, it will emit a lot of photons. But
where do those photons come from? There are many theories where those photons come from, however, they are all silly. Saying an electron emits photons
is like saying a loud speaker emits sound particles. It's easier to say an electron creates light waves in a medium when it moves, like a swimmer
creates waves in the water when they swim. Since all matter is made of electrons, when any matter moves it will create light, even when you wave your
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