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- n. Alternative spelling of ether.
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- n. a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
- n. personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness
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It will be shown that Clerk Maxwell also definitely affirms the atomicity of the aether, while Tyndall and Huyghens also use the term "_particles of aether_" over and over again.
The aether carries the information, the aether is information.
Well, it seems he had been working for years at the ultimate problem of matter, and especially of that rarefied matter we call aether or space.
To Lodge, the aether was a necessity, the cosmic glue without which "there can hardly be a material universe at all."
There are similar differences in the air; of which the brightest part is called the aether, and the most turbid sort mist and darkness; and there are various other nameless kinds which arise from the inequality of the triangles.
Fresnel's so-called aether drag, we said it implied that every feasible first order experiment would fail.
This latter kind of fire, which was known as aether, was the substance of the heavenly bodies, as it was also of the soul of animals and of the 'nature' of plants.
Darkness might then be defined as aether at rest; light as aether in motion.
Interesting how its allways that mysterious missing component ... wasnt there something called the aether that scientists looked for, for a long time.
For instance I think the Michaelson-Morley experiment which disproved the existence of the aether is a brilliant piece of thinking.
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