New Theories / Does science assume aether« on: 09/12/2022 12:26:03 »
The luminiferous aether was originally proposed as the medium necessary for the propagation of light and other em waves with the analogy to sound waves and other mechanical wave phenomena. Since no proof or disproof of the existence has ever been demonstrated it has no place in real science. Yet it remains a core belief with many who hold what I would call scientific beliefs rather than scientific rationality. When will it be consigned to the dustbin?
Are you joking ? All of science still uses different variations of an aether so why wouldn't people just call it an aether ?
Higgs used a Higgs field , Einstein used space-time curvature etc .
I personally use the conservation of zero point energy .