The Lorentz Aether Theory
Date: Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 13:25:01 GMT
Topic: Science

There has always been a "Lorentz Aether Theory Party" whose members believe that Einstein's theories can be made right, simply by bringing back the aether. This can indeed be done, but only providing the aether in question corresponds in all important details to the sea of molecular vortices proposed by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861. Lorentz himself never proposed any physical structure for the aether that he had in mind. Ironically, he rejected Stokes' entrainment model on the grounds that it would cause vortices at the interface. Yet Lorentz seems to have ignored the fact that Maxwell's aether placed vortices at the centre of the electromagnetic wave propagation mechanism.

This article explains how Maxwell's sea of molecular vortices actually vindicates the Lorentz aether theory.

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