The following is a paper by H. Aspden published in English in an Italian University publication: La Scienza e i Vortici del Dubbio, Pubblicazione dell'Universita degli Stidu di Perugia (ISBN 88-8114-996-6 pp. 291-307 (1999). A full copy of this paper is included in these Web pages as LECTURE No. 26.


Abstract: Although 20th century scientific philosophy has sought to banish the aether and outlaw it from our modern civilisation, that effort has failed. The great contributions of philosophers of earlier centuries, giving us recognition of the aether, and notably by Rene Descartes, live on, nothwithstanding acceptance of the four-space notions of the theory of relativity. The aether remains the essential fabric of space, the canvas on which Nature has painted the glorious picture of the world and the universe we see around us. This paper will simply point to one scientific phenomenon which reveals a direct manifestation of the aether and shows us how to tap into its power. This paper also provides a bibliographic listing of this author's 20th century discoveries concerning the aether, this being research which has been published in spite of the opposition by those who prefer to accept the virtual reality images which stem from Einstein's doctrines. The key property of the real aether is its universal rhythm, its universal time keeping, as enforced by a phase-lock between its quantum properties. This property is manifested by aether in rotation because the phase-lock involves one-way energy transfer from aether to matter in company with an electric charge induction by rotation, neither of which feature in Einstein's vision of the properties of space.