The Ether of Space

Oliver Joseph Lodge (1851 - 1940) studied at the Royal College of Science and at University College, London, and in 1881 became professor of physics at Liverpool.

Author: Oliver Joseph Lodge

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781591070207

Category: Science

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Oliver Joseph Lodge (1851 - 1940) studied at the Royal College of Science and at University College, London, and in 1881 became professor of physics at Liverpool. A pioneer of radio-telegraphy, Lodge's early experiments of 1888 showed that radio-frequency waves could be transmitted along electric wires and in 1894 he demonstrated a radiotelegraphic set in which he had perfected the coherer, a radio-wave detector and the heart of the early radiotelegraph receiver. Also in 1894 he hypothesized that the Sun emitted radio waves; a fact not proven until 1942. In 1900 he was appointed first principal of the new university at Birmingham. He was knighted in 1902.Marconi said: "He is one of our greatest physicists and thinkers, but it is particularly in regard to his pioneering in wireless, which should never be forgotten. In the very early days, after the experimental confirmation of Maxwell's theory as to the existence of electric waves and their propagation through space, it was given to only a very few persons to possess clear insight in regard to what was considered to be one of the most hidden mysteries of nature. Sir Oliver Lodge possessed that insight in a far greater degree than perhaps any of his contemporaries."

The Ether of Space

Author: Lodge Oliver Sir

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ISBN: 1318044251

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Ether and Reality

Originally published in 1925, this monograph explores the relationship between the theoretical substance of ether and our perception of reality.

Author: Oliver Lodge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108052665

Category: Science

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Originally published in 1925, this monograph explores the relationship between the theoretical substance of ether and our perception of reality.

The Ether of Space

Newton employs the term for the medium which fills space-not only space which appears to be empty, but space also which appears to be full; for the luminiferous ether must undoubtedly penetrate between the atoms-must exist in the pores so ...

Author: Oliver Lodge, Sir

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ISBN: 1547279109

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The derivation of the word seems to indicate some connexion in men's minds with the idea of Fire: the other three "elements," Earth, Water, Air, representing the solid, liquid, and gaseous conditions of ordinary matter respectively. The name �ther suggests a far more subtle or penetrating and ultra-material kind of substance. Newton employs the term for the medium which fills space-not only space which appears to be empty, but space also which appears to be full; for the luminiferous ether must undoubtedly penetrate between the atoms-must exist in the pores so to speak-of every transparent substance, else light could not travel through it. The following is an extract from Newton's surmises concerning this medium:- "Qu. 18.

Ether and Modernity

This book examines the complex array of meanings, strategies and milieus that enabled the ether to remain an active part in scientific and cultural debates well into the 1930s, but not beyond.

Author: Jaume Navarro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192517807

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Ether and Modernity offers a snapshot of the status of an epistemic object, the "ether" (or "aether"), in the early twentieth century. The contributed papers show that the ether was often regarded as one of the objects of modernity, hand in hand with the electron, radioactivity or X-rays, and not simply as the stubborn residue of an old-fashioned, long-discarded science. The prestige and authority of scientists and popularisers like Oliver Lodge and Arthur Eddington in Britain, Phillip Lenard in Germany or Dayton C. Miller in the USA was instrumental in the preservation, defence or even re-emergence of the ether in the 1920s. Moreover, the consolidation of wireless communications and radio broadcasting, indeed a very modern technology, brought the ether into audiences that would otherwise never have heard about such an esoteric entity. The ether also played a pivotal role among some artists in the early twentieth century: the values of modernism found in the complexities and contradictions of modern physics, such as wireless action or wave-particle puzzles, a fertile ground for the development of new artistic languages; in literature as much as in the pictorial and performing arts. Essays on the intellectual foundations of Umberto Boccioni's art, the linguistic techniques of Lodge, and Ernst Mach's considerations on aesthetics and physics witness to the imbricate relationship between the ether and modernism. Last but not least, the ether played a fundamental part in the resurgence of modern spiritualism in the aftermath of the Great War. This book examines the complex array of meanings, strategies and milieus that enabled the ether to remain an active part in scientific and cultural debates well into the 1930s, but not beyond. This portrait may be easily regarded as the swan song of an epistemic object that was soon to fade away as shown by Paul Dirac's unsuccessful attempt to resuscitate some kind of aether in 1951, with which this book finishes.

The Genius of Homeopathy

Finally, ether, the all pervading, space filling entity, is regarded as something which is neither matter nor energy, but which serves as the medium through which both matter and energy are transmitted. Science regards the ether as an ...

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Publisher: Nanopathy

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Category: Homeopathy

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My Philosophy

First published in 1933, this is Sir Oliver Lodge's defence of the luminiferous ether against the new physics of relativity.

Author: Oliver Lodge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108052672

Category: Science

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First published in 1933, this is Sir Oliver Lodge's defence of the luminiferous ether against the new physics of relativity.

Uncommon Knowledge

ether medium. To understand the universe, we can revert to Newtonian physics with the gravity-conducting portion of the ether ... However, an absolute frame of reference can be defined for the ether in space that is far removed from ...

Author: Al McDowell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438912851

Category: History

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This book develops new science of gravity and light based on the century-old Le Sage theory of an "ether" that was replaced by Einstein's Theory of Relativity. After presenting astrophysical data contradicting the theory that the universe is expanding from a Big Bang, experiments believed to prove Relativity are shown to actually prove the ether theory instead. Freedom from the speed limit of light enables a science of subatomic particles traveling faster than light to produce gravity, electric and magnetic fields, light, and radio waves. Major technical innovations include solving the two fundamental problems with the Le Sage gravity theory and extending this theory to electromagnetism and consciousness. This is a "theory of everything" that explains the heretofore-unknown causes of the forces of nature. This book builds on the works of Zecharia Sitchin and other authors to explain how life developed on Earth and that evolution requires direction from intelligence that dwells in the subatomic particles on which this theory of gravity and light is based. Our biblical God is shown to be a composite of Sitchin's extraterrestrial "gods" who colonized Earth and the intelligence that dwells alongside our own mind in the particles from which the universe is constructed and powered.