Yet another interpretation of the M-M experiment (that light travelled
at the same speed regardless of direction) is that as the Bible says, the
earth is fixed, and presumably the aether with it. So no relative motion
[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." - Woody Allen
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From: Roger Clough
Time: 2013-01-11, 11:40:34
Subject: Is there an aether ?
M-M did find that the speed of light was independent of direction.
If there were an aether, and light propagated through it as a wave,
and since the earth would be moving through the ether, then light should travel
different speeds in different directions.
But it didn't. So either there's no ether, or light has a
fixed velocity. Same physical result, so take your pick
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