On the Identity of Einstein's Cosmic Ether
Year: 1989 Pages: 21
Keywords: Cosmic Ether, Energy, Fields
An ontological interpretation is made of the new conception of Einstein's ether. This interpretation leads to the conclusion that the nature of the ether is pure energy. Michelson-Morley's experiment is analyzed with this new conception of the ether, concluding that scientists and philosophers of the last century overlooked the energetic ether associated to planet earth. Finally it is shown that the postulate of relativity is incompatible with an ontological identification of the ether, and that the constancy of the speed of light is approximately valid in laboratories immersed in gravitational fields but not in interplanetary, interstellar or intergalactic spaces.