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Gravitational Attraction is Dead

Gravitational Attraction is Dead

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Numerous readers have requested that I comment on all the commotion concerning the recent discovery of gravitational waves via the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). I will assume that this is the real thing and not just another false alarm.

First, let me quote from page 190 of “The Scientific Worldview” (2007),[1] which is similar to what I wrote in my early manuscript of 1984:[2]

“Current government-supported work involves the search for gravitational waves, the general idea being to detect the results of explosions or collapses of celestial bodies. The success of the project would put the kibosh on the attraction hypothesis. Systems philosophy would shudder, but probably would regain composure by interpreting the data as yet another “proof” of Einstein’s “space curvature” as the “mechanism” of gravitation. Of course, it really would prove nothing more than that space is not empty and that it contains a material medium capable of transmitting motion over great distances.”

Second, let me mention that this is just another “Einsteinism”:  “correct prediction, wrong reason.” Although the gravitational-wave press conference totally ignored it, the long-awaited discovery of gravity waves means that THE ATTRACTION HYPOTHESIS IS DEAD—we will have to adopt the push hypothesis instead. A gravitational signal proven to come from a source a billion light years away certainly did not arrive here because of any “attraction” we might have. It is much like a far-away explosion that we hear via the normal changes in air pressure that travel from source to ear. Can we educated folks now refrain from thinking of gravitation as an attraction? Please?

Third, we can now give up the idea that space is empty. The experiment confirms that AETHER MUST EXIST. The press reports stating that the waves travelled through perfectly empty space via compression and decompression are ludicrous. That could never happen. All wave motion requires a medium. That is why Einstein’s corpuscular theory of light is equally ludicrous. Wave motion without a medium is like having water waves without water.

Fourth, the experiment did add one bit of information: the speed of gravitation and the speed of light are identical. That is because they both use the same medium: aether. Presumably, the investigators were able to see the explosion through telescopes and measure the gravitation effect at the same time. This destroys the Le Sage push theory,[3] which requires gravitation to travel at 20 billion times the speed of light.[4] The LIGO signal was delayed by 7 milliseconds due to the distance between the two measurement stations (Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA). It would take light 10 milliseconds to travel the 3,048 km distance overland along the curvature of Earth. The gravitational waves took less time because they took a shortcut through Earth. One of the stations was about 2,000 km further from the explosion than the other.

Fifth, the correct theory of gravitation is the one we proposed in 2012 as the “Neomechanical Gravitation Theory” (NGT).[5] The theory states that aether pressure tends to be highest away from ordinary baryonic matter—just the opposite of atmospheric pressure. Baryonic matter then acts like a vacuum, causing errant material objects to be pushed toward massive objects. Thus, in NGT, gravitation acts locally, in the same way that a helium balloon is pushed upward in the atmosphere due to local pressure differences. Unlike other push theories, NGT does not hypothesize corpuscles or gravitons rushing toward objects from far away at superluminal velocities. The aether particles are already there, surrounding and permeating all baryonic matter. Actually, NGT has much in common with the much-ignored theory proposed by Newton 300 years ago.[6] The key feature of both theories is the presence of aether, which has just been confirmed by the gravitational wave experiment.

The universal presence of aether makes it possible for us to detect waves from distant galaxies, whether they are waves due to light or waves due to explosions that appear as changes in gravitational pressure. The waves detected by LIGO really are not a significant cause of most gravitation, but they are proof that the aether exists.

The discovery gets us closer to finding out what is causing Steve Puetz’s Universal Wave Series cycles[7] that are appearing in our analyses of time series data of historic geological, astronomical, biological, and climatic records.[8] There seem to be no limits to the frequencies of these cycles. They range from days to billions of years.

And from George Coyne:

“This article on gravity is quite interesting:

I think that the LIGO discovery gives much support to your NGT. The fact that Einstein predicted gravitational waves does not make his GRT correct. It seems more rational that these waves are occurring in the medium of aether than empty space.”


For other Blogs on scientific philosophy see:


[1] Borchardt, Glenn, 2007, The Scientific Worldview: Beyond Newton and Einstein: Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, 411 p. [ http://www.scientificphilosophy.com/ ].

[2] Borchardt, Glenn, 1984, The scientific worldview: Berkeley, California, Progressive Science Institute, 343 p.

[3] Le Sage, G.L., 1784, Corpuscular theory of gravitation: Memoires de Berlin for 1782, v. 404 [ http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige/index_html?band=03-nouv/1782&seite:int=0495 ].

[4] Van Flandern, Tom, 1998, The speed of gravity – What the experiments say: Physics Letters A, v. 250, no. 1-3, p. 11 [ http://www.ldolphin.org/vanFlandern/gravityspeed.html ].

[5] Borchardt, Glenn, and Puetz, Stephen J., 2012, Neomechanical gravitation theory, in Volk, Greg, Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, 19th Conference of the NPA, 25-28 July: Albuquerque, NM, Natural Philosophy Alliance, Mt. Airy, MD, v. 9, p. 53-58 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3991.0483 ].

[6] Newton, Isaac, 1718, Opticks or, a treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflections and colours of light. The second edition, with additions. By Sir Isaac Newton (Second ed.): London, Printed for W. and J. Innys, printers to the Royal Society, 382 p.  [ http://books.google.com/books?continue=http%3A%2F%2Fbooks.google.com%2Fbooks%2Fdownload%2FOpticks_or_A_treatise_of_the_reflections.pdf%3Fid%3DTwhbAAAAQAAJ%26output%3Dpdf%26hl%3Den&id=TwhbAAAAQAAJ&q=queries#v=snippet&q=query%2021&f=false ].

[7] Puetz, Stephen J., and Borchardt, Glenn, 2011, Universal cycle theory: Neomechanics of the hierarchically infinite universe: Denver, Outskirts Press, 626 p. [ http://www.scientificphilosophy.com/


[8] Borchardt, Glenn, and Puetz, Stephen J., 2010, Unified cycle theory: Integration toward a cause: Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, 17th Conference of the NPA, 23-26 June, v. 7, p. 46-52 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.2990.7361 ].

Prokoph, Andreas, and Puetz, Stephen J., 2015, Period-Tripling and Fractal Features in Multi-Billion Year Geological Records: Mathematical Geosciences, p. 1-20 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11004-015-9593-y ].

Puetz, Stephen J., and Borchardt, Glenn, 2015, Quasi-periodic fractal patterns in geomagnetic reversals, geological activity, and astronomical events: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, v. 81, no. Part A, p. 246–270 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2015.09.029 ].

Puetz, Stephen J., Prokoph, Andreas, and Borchardt, Glenn, 2016, Evaluating alternatives to the Milankovitch theory: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, v. 170, p. 158–165 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jspi.2015.10.006 ].

Puetz, Stephen J., Prokoph, Andreas, Borchardt, Glenn, and Mason, Edward W., 2014, Evidence of synchronous, decadal to billion year cycles in geological, genetic, and astronomical events: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, v. 62–63, no. 0, p. 55-75 [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chaos.2014.04.001 ].

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  1. Lloyd Kinder

    I’m persuaded that the waves detected were not gravity waves from a billion lightyears away, but from electron motion within the mirrors in reaction to laser light, as explained at http://milesmathis.com/liego.pdf — His previous paper from two years ago explained that the 2014 detection of gravity waves was also a fraud, and the media admitted it not long after that paper was published. That paper is at http://milesmathis.com/guth.pdf

  2. Jonas Paulo Negreiros

    “According to General Relativity, a passing gravitational wave can “shrink” objects and change their lengths. On this basis, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory’s (LIGO) designers used a modified Michelson interferometer, thinking that gravitational waves could be recorded by using laser beam interference to observe the interferometer’s arm variations. However, the LIGO detectors have a basic problem: The light fields are also affected by passing gravitational waves. Thus, when one gravitational wave “hits” LIGO’s interferometers, it does not only “shrink” the interferometer’s arms, but in fact, distorts its own space-time fabric, also “shrinking” the light beams. This means that no phase difference can be observed in the output of Michelson’s interferometer, thus, gravitational waves cannot be recorded using this kind of equipment.”

    Global Journal of Physics Vol. 4, No 2, May 17, 2016


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