Skip to comments.Liquid Space
Posted on 10/19/2002 11:40:54 AM PDT by pistolaEdited on 03/24/2008 8:25:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
IS SPACE just space? Or is it filled with some sort of mysterious, intangible substance? The ancient Greeks believed so, and so did scientists in the 19th century. Yet by the early part of the 20th century, the idea had been discredited and seemed to have gone for good.
(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...
... Would not the Aether be LVX? ...LVX, as in, the sign of the mourning of Isis, the sign of Typhon and Apophis etc., etc., LVX, let the Divine light descend and all that?
LVX = The Latin word for Light, implying Light in Extension in esoteric teachings.
LVX = The Latin word for Light, implying Light in Extension in esoteric teachings.'sounds right to me, comrade.
Must consist of atoms of Teflonium. :^))
(Is it just me, or is FR getting fuzzy, squishy and new-agey?)
Putting my knowledge of buoyancy and all aside it still looks like a cool "anti-pendulum".
Hard for me to tell.
Can't read past this. Ever heard of luminiferous ether? When, according to Einstein, gravity bends space, what is it bending? Nothing? How do you bend nothing?
Very annoying. I know some have said there is no ether, but its existence is assumed in most electromagnetic theory, relativity, etc..., and it has never, ever been "discredited."
"Leonard Parker discovered in the late 1960s that an expanding or contracting Universe would create particles out of a pure vacuum. In effect, the stretching of space jiggles up some of the virtual particles and turns them into real particles.
Would this be the same mechanism that causes the creation of matter during Inflation, or is this referring to a different mechanism? If I understand it correctly, the Inflationary matter creation mechanism requires the presence of a gravitational field in the "stretched" space, but there is no mention of any type of field in the above quote.
Is it me, or sloppy writing? An orbiting atom isn't accelerating, is it? He's got to be thinking of rotation.
Do you think Einstein to be "New Agey"?
I believe the author was talking about an electron from an atom that is accelerating through this "quantum vacuum"..
No, but then I haven't heard Einstein discussing "astral light" and "dancing Wu-Li masters" without blushing. (My "new age" comment referred to the posters on the thread, rather than the article.)
In any case, Einstein never accepted quantum mechanics, let alone quantum field theory, so his beliefs on the structure of the vacuum must be regarded as outmoded.
Think centrifugal/centripedal force.
Since the velocity (which is a vector quantity that describes BOTH direction was well as magnitude of speed) is constantly changing for anything that is in "orbit" (meaning that it's direction is constantly changing, even if the speed remains constant), if follows that some force MUST be acting on it to provide acceleration to change the direction of travel, as per Newton's Law.