Aether Theory 101

Lorentz1The Aether paradigm has become something of a taboo subject since the early-mid 20th century. Quite often Aether theories are characterized as contradicting Einstein's Relativity theories. Interestingly enough however Einstein's theories were not all that original: His Special Theory of Relativity incorporated many relativistic concepts (such as the Lorentz Factor in length contraction and time dilation) from Lorentz Ether Theory and then labeled the Aether as "superfluous" -- in effect denying space itself an actual existence. Continue reading