Some philosophy of science principles in the form of razors, analogous to
Occam's, are enunciated leading to the conclusion that Einstein was right to
utilize the concepts of relativity and space-time but wrong in attributing
those concepts to physical reality.
In an ether-less world the doctrine of original spin prevails. The perpetual motions of the astronomical bodies are determined at birth and are preserved intact forever even as the bodies are transformed by gravity. Thus, the Sun rotates counterclockwise, the planets move counterclockwise about the Sun and rotate in a counterclockwise direction. These are the motions that are attributed to the doctrine of original spin. Any ether model needs to explain these planetary motions for the solar system. The author reviews his previously presented ?Discontinuous Ether Model? paper(Journal of Theoretics, Feb/March,2000, Vol. 2 no.1) and offers an explanation of the planetary motions on the basis of an ideal-gas-type ether composed of ethertrons originating in the Sun's core and pervading the total solar environment.
Four ethertron interactions with matter are considered:
- Boiling in the star's core as a consequence of nuclear reactions.
- Elastic impact
- Ethertron absorption
- Ethertron emission
An ether model for a potentially unifying theory of gravitation and electromagnetic energy transfer is presented herein with essentially qualitative terms. The ether model proposed is discontinuous and consists of sub-atomic particles (ethertrons) that originate from a star's core and behave similar to an ideal gas in the region surrounding the star to an outward boundary. Features of this model include: gravitation according to the LeSage's 18th Century model, no gravitational field within the star's core, no gravitational or electromagnetic fields between stars, and the velocity of light and the gravitational constant varying from one star to the next. The Big Bang and Black Holes are shown to be as implausible extrapolations. Predictions include there being asymmetric higher redshifts in the plane of our galaxy, and the drift of Pluto's orbit toward the plane of the ecliptic.