Einstein continued that special relativity does not necessarily rule out the aether, because the latter can be used to give physical reality
to acceleration and rotation.
this quote on the "Luminiferous Aether" Wikipedia sparked a train of thought that i think i grasp well enough to ask some questions for the
first off, correct me if I'm missing something, but it seems to me that the variable of space/time seems to be self-contradictory.. "time" can only
be experienced as change
and cannot be seen to take place in a vacuum besides the effect of gravity has on matter
so it seems that the variable should be defined as matter/time..
secondly, can Space be defined as an example of "pure potentiality" in the way that ANY particle OR photon may occupy this space? Not to mention
certain particles can be "conjured up" in a space, given the right circumstances (LHC and other colliders seem to be an example of this) so Space
could possibly be seen as a literal demonstration of the duality between Zero and Infinity..? it seems to represent "zero" in the way of seeming to
"contain" nothing.. but represents "Infinity" in the way that ANYTHING probable enough to exist, CAN
exist within it..
lastly, do physicists define Photons as having the quality of projecting a spherical field of energy, rather than saying they have "a direction"..?
I'm speaking from a layman's point of view, informed entirely by independent study, but it seems like the current model is very hung up on the
"direction of particles" and the "propagation of waves" but neither are experienced without the observer being in the right place, at the right time..
obviously if i am looking directly at the lightbulb of a lamp, it seems that the photons travel from the bulb in a linear direction, towards my
eyeball.. but if that were so, how would someone in the next room see that light affecting walls in the hallway, etc..? Has science begun thinking
about the universe, as it would appear from a TRULY objective point-of-view..?
Not that a "truly objective point of view" could be accomplished in a lab, but I would think that it would be a good use of theoretical physics to
begin trying to map the universe from this point of view so that we might come to understand and calculate events from Multiple points of
anyhow, if I'm missing something please feel free to correct! any helpful answers would be appreciated
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