Quote: "How are those theories different from or similar to the seemingly irrational Luminiferous aether?"
The Higgs Field attempts to be founded in Relativity.
I propose the Higgs Field is a product of a foundation that is supported by Extreme Relativity; formed by Quantum Entangled Systems of causality.
This perspective formed not from an aether point of view, but one of Relativity, I've been coordinating relationships that have the potential of unifying physics without contradictions. To include instantaneous, gravity, electromagnetism, force, energy...
Rather than produce a blog, I chose to create an online live document that I could update and store my reference materials. A public access cloud-based document.
I was posed with a question last year: "What is Nothing?"
I was not looking for anything substantial, but I began thinking through the concept of nothing and found "Nothing" could only exist with contradictions. So nothing does not exist.
The result of a great deal of reflection and research is Quantum Entangled Systems (QESdunn).
My problem with Albert Einstein's E=mc^2 is that c is fixed, while we know that the speed of light changes through anything including a vacuum in proximity to other energies; i.e. relativistic. So special rules of relativity were set up to compensate. Basically applying scalar compensation to the universe one relationship at a time; i.e. c multiplied by some function.
The Standard Model is a tentative proof that all of existence is causal; otherwise the Standard Model would not be repeatable. Relativity associated with any one component causally requires all of the observable universe to be relativistic.
From my perspective we seemed to be trying to model our visual perspectives instead of system perspectives. Moderating our observables with relativity.
How do you see observables from a System of Relativity perspective?
The result of my living document is my present TOE+ which models the foundation in which to build Extreme Relativity. A place to build the Standard Model, my work is not the Standard Model itself; rather its foundation.
The result has been a potential pathway leading to the control of time and space, and other alternate dimensional spaces of our design.
The resultant relativistic aether is formed by non-relativistic quantum entangled systems of causal connectedness.
I interactively relate, therefore I am.