There are many theories that postulate "aether" and to be honest, I never really thought about it, mostly, because that is what was thought to me in school and physics study.
Since I'm 14, I tried to understand general relativity. I understood the formulas, but never the underling reason, it simply did not make sense to me. Einstein solved this riddle for me:
Recapitulating, we may say that according to the general theory of
relativity space is endowed with physical qualities; in this sense,
therefore, there exists an ether. According to the general theory of
relativity space without ether is unthinkable; for in such space there
not only would be no propagation of light, but also no possibility of
existence for standards of space and time (measuring-rods and clocks),
nor therefore any space-time intervals in the physical sense. But this
ether may not be thought of as endowed with the quality characteristic
of ponderable media, as consisting of parts which may be tracked
through time. The idea of motion may not be applied to it.
I could not understand it, because it's unthinkable.
The only reason we don't have an aether is, that Einstein could not describe it mathematically.
Now, the problem with most aether theories is, that they think aether as some sort of super-fluid, that never where able to describe physics to the full extend. One problem for example is, that a photon, as some sort of traveling energy, needs a boundary condition, otherwise the energy would dissipate like a normal EM-Wave. Implementing this in a super-fluid is hard or even impossible.
Now, if you don't see it a super-fluid but a self organizing grid like structure, things start to make sense, this is what the "Basic Structures of Matter - Supergravitation Unified Theory" (BSM-SG) from Stoyan Sarg does.
It has a concept of aether (CL-Space) that was never investigated so far.
- it only assumes 2 basic fundamental particles that vibrate and congregate.
- 3 dimensional empty space without physical properties (no light, Newtonian gravity, temperature, ...)
- 1 law of attraction, the supergravitation: SG=G_0 * (m1*m2)/r^3
It does not require mathematical logic nor an uncertainty principle.
This basic assumptions, are enough to derive a model that fits extremely well with all observed phenomena so far while answering many answers of current physics:
- What is dark energy
- What is dark matter
- How is the ZPE implemented
- What is a black hole, or great attractor
- What is the relation between general relativity and the quantum world, how does they relate ?
- What is the real difference in nuclear isomer (Atoms with same proton/neutron numbers but different "Energy")
- How does gravity work
It is in perfect alignment with SR & GR and explains all currently known quantum mechanical properties without logical breakage.
Unfortunately, the model does not get the scientific feedback it deserves and is widely ignored, not because somebody found a problem (so far), but because it breaks with many long told theories.
For me, after some month diving heavily into this theory, a whole new view on the world emerged and everything makes sense now. I'm absolute certain, that if you would present this model to Einstein, Tesla, Dirac, Maxwell, they all would say: Thats it. But unfortunately, BSM-SG does not allow time travel backwards ;)