Re: An Important Post.
From: Richard Wayne Wall[SMTP:rwall-at-ix-dot-netcom-dot-com]
Sent: Friday, August 08, 1997 12:01 PM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: An Important Post.
>The issue of the ether, at least, had been put to rest long ago by the
>famous Michelson-Morley experiment, first performed in 1887 and in
>every 2nd year college physics lab since then. Therefore, theories of
>electrical propagation based on the existence of an ether have nothing
>in the way of scientific basis, and rest on rather shaky ground at
The issue of the existance of ether has never been put to rest by the
Michelson Morley Experiment. The experiment, at best, gives null
results. The experiment is fundamentally flawed from the beginning
because its design is incapable of detecting the ether. An example is
trying to detect a three demensional object with a detector that is
only capable of two demensional detection. Those who base their
rejection of ether solely on the basis of the Michaelson Morley
experiment are on shakey ground because the experiment is incapable of
ether detection or rejection, a priori.
Neither Michelson or Morley ever claimed that the existence of the
ether was disproved by their experiments. Even Eienstein through out
his life never claimed the ether did not exist. In fact, he supported
the concept of ether to his death.
Dirac and other Nobel laureats based their theories on an ether.
Quantum Mechanics is experimentally supported by an ether as well as
Quantum Electrodynamics pioneered by Richard Feinman, another Nobel
laureat. So, there is indeed scientific basis of ether. And, it's not
based on every 2nd year college physics lab. Nor, will orothodox
physics admit it -- at least publically.
Even if one is not entirely sure about the existence of ether, he or
she should keep an open mind. Tesla was a master theoretician as well
as practitioner. In fact, lest we forget, he invented this field that
fascinates us. He was very sure and insistant about this issue and I
feel that the existance of ether should not be rejected out of hand on
the basis of a flawed experiment, but rather explored deeply and
This list would be shocked that some of the most expert and
knowledgible coilers on the list believe in the existance of an
This discussion of ether arose out of a quote by Nikola Tesla and is a
side issue that is not particurally germaine to the issues at hand.
Unless it's supported by experiment and data, such as longitudnal
elecrical experiments, it's not appropriate to continue on the Tesla
Keeping an open mind,