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Re: What makes the idea of an aether so attractive?
« Reply #125 on: 21/05/2016 15:03:22 »
The only thing that could be said to be anything akin to an aether is the Higgs field.
 

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Re: What makes the idea of an aether so attractive?
« Reply #126 on: 21/05/2016 16:56:36 »
The only thing that could be said to be anything akin to an aether is the Higgs field.
I was wondering how these fields relate. I know the Higgs and Photon field interact, but I thought they were still very separate.
Can you expand on your thoughts?
 

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Re: What makes the idea of an aether so attractive?
« Reply #127 on: 21/05/2016 17:23:00 »
That is the point. Massless particles would have an entirely different interaction with the Higgs field. I am not saying the Higgs field is the aether. It is no more absurd than the alternatives.
 

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Re: What makes the idea of an aether so attractive?
« Reply #128 on: 21/05/2016 22:46:13 »
The only thing that could be said to be anything akin to an aether is the Higgs field.

The aether has mass. Particles of matter are condensations of the aether. The Higgs is the process by which aether condenses into particulate matter.
 

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Re: What makes the idea of an aether so attractive?
« Reply #129 on: 21/05/2016 22:47:16 »
I was wondering how these fields relate. I know the Higgs and Photon field interact, but I thought they were still very separate.
Can you expand on your thoughts?

The aether has mass. Particles of matter are condensations of the aether. The Higgs is the process by which aether condense into particulate matter.
 

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Re: What makes the idea of an aether so attractive?
« Reply #130 on: 24/05/2016 22:28:47 »
I was wondering how these fields relate. I know the Higgs and Photon field interact, but I thought they were still very separate.
Can you expand on your thoughts?

The aether has mass. Particles of matter are condensations of the aether. The Higgs is the process by which aether condense into particulate matter.

I have a suggestion. Change your user name to CutNPaste. It'll make things much clearer to your readership.
 

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Re: What makes the idea of an aether so attractive?
« Reply #131 on: 24/05/2016 23:30:55 »
I was wondering how these fields relate. I know the Higgs and Photon field interact, but I thought they were still very separate.
Can you expand on your thoughts?

The aether has mass. Particles of matter are condensations of the aether. The Higgs is the process by which aether condense into particulate matter.

I have a suggestion. Change your user name to CutNPaste. It'll make things much clearer to your readership.
 

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