Motion through the ether
In: Electronics & Wireless World, 1989
Using a novel interferometer, the author claims to have demonstrated the existence of the ether and to have disproved the principle of Relativity.
This article presents an account of a new electronic device that has proved conclusively that our motion at speeds of some 400 kmls or so in space can be measured in the
confines of a laboratory. The experiment proves that there is an ether and disproves the principle of Relativity.
It does so because it measures the speed at which the laboratory is moving in a fixed direction in space, and that means that something is flowing through the laboratory at that speed. That something is the ether.
The famous Michelson-Morley experiment failed to detect our translational motion through the ether. It did not establish that the speed of light was referred to the observer moving with the apparatus. What it did was to prove that the average velocity of light for a round trip between a beam splitter and a mirror was independent of Motion through space. The author supposed that the one-way speed of light, or more specifically its wavelength, did depend upon that motion, but in away that satisfied the exact null condition ofthe Michelson-Morley result.
- 20. September 2013