I’ll start with quotes from two notable minds –
“The fact that many people believe in something is no guarantee of its truth” W. Somerset Maugham
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually arrive at a structure which has no relation to reality” Nicola Tesla
I have to make a few points which are rather technical. Please bear with me through that, because I think the conclusion is worth it.
- Waves move through some sort of medium. Sound waves move through air, Ocean waves move through water. For many, many years scientists believed light waves moved through a medium they called luminiferous aether (or simply ether).
- Two scientists (Michelson & Morley) conducted an experiment in 1887 that demonstrated to the scientific community that such aether did not exist.
However, the Michelson-Morley experiment was deeply flawed in its concept and actually did nothing to prove or disprove the existence of aether. But such a trivial thing didn’t stop the scientific community from adopting its conclusion. Modern physics was born out of that adoption. Einstein developed his theory of Relativity out of that adoption. And the study of Quantum Mechanics was developed to give answers to the nagging problems that arose from no longer having an aether to kick around.
Why would scientists be eager to accept an unproven idea as fact? History tells us that scientists had met insurmountable problems trying to fit the concept of an aether into their understanding of the world. That figures, because if the aether exists, it would likely be subject to profoundly different laws – it may even be the very source of the physical laws we are familiar with. I see no evidence that anyone has made a serious attempt to understand the nature of aether. Why is that? I suspect that is because an aether suggests there is an indecipherable, omnipresent, omnipotent source to everything. And it implies that such a source sustains everything which, in turn implies the existence of a creating, involved God.
I would like to think the aether actually exists. I think it would be great if the medium in which we exist is God Himself; resting at a comfortable three degrees above absolute zero. Of course I don’t know that, but I like the thought of every atomic particle in the universe (including my own atomic particles) being part of Him. How about you?
See Genesis 1:1-5
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