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Dayton Miller and the Ether-Drift
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by James DeMeo, Ph.D.
(Continued from the previous page on Dayton Miller)


This page will present a variety of information about Dayton Miller, and his use of light-beam interferometry in the early part of the 1900s to measure an Earth-entrained ether-drift. First is an abstract of the article "Dayton Miller's Ether-Drift Experiments: A Fresh Look", by James DeMeo, Ph.D., reviewing Miller's evidence and a claimed rebuttal of Miller by one of his critics. Following then are various items, quotations and internet web links related to Miller's work, or on the larger question of ether. Finally are several abstracts of papers presented by Dr. DeMeo to various scientific conferences on the ether question, or on the issue of energy in space.

"Ether" or "Aether"?? The term for the cosmological medium, used by those scientists of the 1800s and early 1900s most engaged with the question, was "ether" with an "e". Sometime in the 1950s, the spelling was changed by ether-critics to "aether" with an "a". This was done in part to remove confusion with the chemical fluid ether as used for anesthesia, but mostly the replacement appears to have been undertaken to relegate the ether of space into ancient history, as an unproven speculation similar to Aristotlian elements of "fire, air, water and earth". I have used the "Aether" spelling in the past myself, but now believe this form carries with it an assumed disproof, that the cosmological medium or energy in space does not exist. Since I fully accept the work of Dayton Miller as a proof of the existence of the ether, my personal decision is to stop using the "aether" spelling. Consquently, until some better evidence or argument is put forth, I use the term used by Crookes, Lodge, Faraday, Michelson, Moorley, Miller, Tesla, Reich and even by Einstein, spelled with an "e": ether

Other Works by Dayton Miller (Not listed on the previous page):

  • 1939: Dayton Miller: Sparks, Lightning, Cosmic Rays: An Anecdotal History of Electricity, Macmillan, NY 1939.

  • 1932: Dayton Miller: Laboratory Physics: A Student's Manual, Ginn & Company, Boston, 1932.


  • Other Works by R.S. Shankland: (Not listed on the previous page)

  • 1936: R.S. Shankland: "An Apparent Failure of the Photon Theory of Scattering", Physical Review, Vol.49, Jan 1936, p.8-13.

    This paper is of interest, as it yielded negative evidence on the double-slit photon-scattering experiment (with citations to other experimental replication failures), one of the cornerstone experiments of modern physics. Shankland at this time appeared to be working in agreement with Miller -- one Case Western professor characterized this early bucking of mainstream ideas as follows: "Shankland's career got off to a bad start, but he later redeemed himself". The "redemption" was, of course, Shankland's leading a team of professors to undertake a biased and inaccurate post-mortem on the ether-drift experiments of his mentor, Dayton Miller. After doing the post-mortem, Shankland was granted a series of exclusive interviews with Albert Einstein, and published them in mainstream publications (his first, as far as I can tell), in the manner of having received a professional reward for his efforts. Shankland later became a mid-level bureaucrat within the Atomic Energy Commission, working to facilitate civilian nuclear power plants.

  • Helmut J. Ormestad, Robert S. Shankland, and Arthur H. Benade, "Reverberation Time Characteristics of Severance Hall," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 32, no. 3 (March 1960), 371-375.

  • Robert S. Shankland and Edward A. Flynn, "Acoustics of Severance Hall," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 31, no. 7 (July 1959), pp. 866-871.

    The above two papers are of interest because it was Dayton Miller who acted as the acoustical engineer and consultant on the original project. Here, Shankland temporarily steps into Miller's shoes, even after his post-mortem on Miller's ether-drift experiments.

  • 1973: Robert Shankland (EDITOR): Scientific papers of Arthur Holly Compton; x-rays and other studies, University of Chicago Press.

  • 1973: Robert Shankland: "Michelson's Role in the Development of Relativity", Applied Optics, 12(10):2280-2287, October 1973.

    This last paper by Shankland is most illuminating, as it contains quotes from Albert Einstein acknowledging the ether theory as a stumbling-block to his own relativity theory, and later thanking Shankland for his work in finally "disproving Miller".

    "Dear Dr. Shankland:
    I thank you very much for sending me your careful study about the Miller experiments. Those experiments, conducted with so much care, merit, of course, a very careful statistical investigation. This is more so as the existence of a not trivial positive effect would affect very deeply the fundament of theoretical physics as it is presently accepted.
    You have shown convincingly that the observed effect is outside the range of accidental deviations and must, therefore, have a systematic cause. You made it quite probable that this systematic cause has nothing to do with 'ether-wind', but has to do with differences of temperature of the air traversed by the two light bundles which produced the bands of interference. Such an effect is indeed practically inevitable if the walls of the laboratory room have a not negligible difference in temperature.
    It is one of the cases where the systematic errors are increasing quickly with the dimension of the apparatus.
    Congratulating you and your colleagues on your valuable contribution to our knowledge, I am
    With kind regards,
    A. Einstein
    " (31 August 1954)

    (contained in Shankland, Applied Optics 1973, p.2283)

  • Robert S. Shankland, "Michelson and His Interferometer", Physics Today, April, 1974, pp. 37--43.

  • Obituary, R. S. Shankland, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 72(4), 1335 (1982).

    It is interesting to contrast the above letter by Einstein to earlier discussions between Einstein and Miller. Below is the text of an article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, 27 January 1926, published in Cleveland Ohio, home of the Case Western Reserve University where some of the original ether-drift experiments were undertaken. The article suggests there was a war of words going on between Albert Einstein and Dayton Miller, which modern historians have failed to adequately address. In particular, I would ask any reader to contact me at demeo(at)mind.net, if they know where copies of the letters between Einstein and Miller could be found, and also, where the various "press dispatches" mentioned in the article, from the University of Berlin, might have been published. The article suggests Einstein was irrationally dismissing Miller's work on ether-drift with the temperature argument, decades before the Shankland team attempted to do this in a more formal manner.

    --------------------------------

    GOES TO DISPROVE EINSTEIN THEORY Case Scientist Will Conduct Further Studies in Ether Drift.

    Dr. Dayton C. Miller, professor of physics at Case School of Applied Science, the man who raised doubt about the Einstein relativity theory, will leave tonight or tomorrow for Mount Wilson, California, to continue his ether-drift experiments.

    Dr. Miller believes he already has proved that interstellar space is occupied by ether, but he proposes to nail down the proof so conculsively that Einstein and every other critic of his studies will have to capitulate.

    However, while he has been a little annoyed by Einstein's criticisms, cabled in press dispatches from Berlin, Dr. Miller has not been influenced by them.

    Einstein's theory is predicated on the assumption that ether does not exist. And he got that idea from studying the experiments of Prof. A.A. Michelson, Prof. E.W. Morley, and Dr. Miller conducted in Cleveland from 35 to 40 years ago.

    Einstein Discounts Experiments

    Speaking before scientists at the University of Berlin, Einstein said the ether drift experimetns at Cleveland showed zero results, while on Mount Wilson they showed positive results. Therefore, altitude influences results. In addition, temperature differences have provided a source of error.

    "The trouble with Prof. Einstein is that he knows nothing about my results." Dr. Miller said. "He has been saying for thirty years that the interferometer experiments in Cleveland showed negative results. We never said they gave negative results, and they did not in fact give negative results. He ought to give me credit for knowing that temperature differences would affect the results. He wrote to me in November suggesting this. I am not so simple as to make no allowance for temperature."

    Dr. Miller made about 100,000 interferometer observations at Mount Wilson. He will begin another series of several thousand next week.

    Additional Links on Dayton Miller, or generally on the subject of Ether.

    * Web site of Science News-Letter, c.1920s, containing information about Miller's work:

    From the 9 Nov. 1929 Science News-Letter:
    http://www.sciencenews.org/sn_arc99/11_13_99/timeline.htm

    "IS THERE AN ETHER?
    Science still must answer the great and fundamental question: "Is there an ether?" And despite the many feats of the Einstein theories of relativity in explaining and predicting observed facts of physics, such as the way the planet Mercury moves in its orbit, they are seriously menaced by having one of their foundations pulled out from under them. Prof. Dayton C. Miller has reported to the Optical Society of America that he has during the past year laboriously repeated the ether drift experiments that he has been making during the last nine years in a Cleveland laboratory and on high Mount Wilson in California. Again, he finds an observed effect in the light path of his apparatus such as would be produced by a relative motion of the Earth and the ether of about ten kilometers (six miles) per second. This is the same result that Dr. Miller has obtained during the past few years. In 1925, his paper on this work won the annual prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This continued ability to obtain the same results over a period of years, whether the apparatus is at normal level in Cleveland or on a California mountain, makes Dr. Miller's results all the more important."

    From the 30 Nov. 1929 Science News-Letter
    http://www.sciencenews.org/sn_arc99/12_4_99/timeline.htm

    "SOLAR SYSTEM RUSHING THROUGH SPACE
    The Earth and the rest of the solar system are rushing at a rate of some six miles a second toward the portion of the sky in which is seen the constellation of the Dragon,
    [an early estimate which was later revised] Dr. Dayton C. Miller of the Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, has discovered. That there are at least 12 different experimental evidences of such a cosmic motion of the solar system is announced by Dr. Miller for the first time in a report to the National Academy of Sciences. Among these are the famous ether drift tests that he has been making for the past decade. This year's tests were made at Cleveland within 300 feet of the location of the original Michelson-Morley experiment on ether drift upon whose supposed negative result Einstein supported his theory of relativity. Dr. Miller, on the basis of reinvestigation of the original test data and thousands of observations of his own on Mount Wilson and at Cleveland, concludes that the original experiment of 1887, cited in every textbook as proof that there is no ether, in reality shows the same sort of motion that he has found in his much more extensive repetitions of the experiment."

    * Web page presenting a bit of history about Dayton Miller, who was well-known for his scientific work in the field of acoustics, and mainted a large collection of flutes (portions of this are quoted below):
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/dcmhtml/may0.html

    * Web site of Caroline Thompson, presenting serious questions and challenges to modern physics, with a variety of materials related to the question of ether.
    http://freespace.virgin.net/ch.thompson1

    * Web site of Maurice Allais, on the question of anisotropy in space, with various discussions on the question of ether, and the work of Miller:
    http://allais.maurice.free.fr/English/Science.htm

    * Additional information about Maurice Allais' work, and the work of Erwin Saxl on the torsion pendulum:
    http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/7919/Allais.htm

    * Here is a separate webpage with a long list of citations on the ether-drift experiments, and the larger question of energy in space. Download links are provided to the original items where possible. Many or most of these are experimental papers showing positive results for the ether and ether-drift.

    * From a Master's Thesis on the subject of Dayton Miller's life and work:
    Maynard, William J. "Dayton C. Miller: his life, work, and contributions as a scientist and organologist." Master's Report, Palmer Graduate Library School, Long Island University, Brookville, New York, 1971, 101 pp.
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/dcmhtml/may4.html

    If the year 1900 was important to Miller's organological investigations of the gold flute, it must have been equally, if not more, important to his scientific work. While in Europe at that time, 1900, he attended the International Congress of Physics in Parks, and heard a lecture on ether drift delivered by Lord Kelvin, the British physicist. Miller's future studies relating to ether drift were to last a lifetime, and would become for him a definitive study. He had known of the ether drift experiments because many were made at Case by Albert A. Michelson, a former professor of physics at Case who taught there during the 1880's.
           Physicists had long been asking themselves whether the ether surrounding our earth remained fixed in respect to the motion of heavenly bodies through it, or whether the earth in its motion through space dragged the ether with it. Michelson devised an instrument known as an interferometer, which was capable of measuring more minute distances than the most high-powered microscope. As a reward for his scientific achievements, Michelson was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1907.
           Michelson was associated with a fellow physicist, Edward W. Morley of Western Reserve University, in many of these ether studies. When Michelson left Case in 1889, Morley moved on to other experiments. With Miller's new interest in 1900, however, Morley returned to his earlier studies of ether drift, and the two men set about building a new and larger interferometer which was four times as sensitive as the one used in the earlier experiments. Observations were made with this new improved instrument in 1904 and the results were expressed as follows:

    If the ether near the apparatus did not move with it, the difference in velocity was less than 3.5 kilometers a second, unless the effect on the materials annulled the effect sought. We desire to place the apparatus on a hill, covered only with a transparent covering to see if an effect can be there detected. (Dayton C. Miller, "The Ether Drift Experiment," Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 10, 1940. [1904??])

    Albert Einstein, the scientist, was interested in this ether drift theory and used the Michelson, Morley, and Miller experiments as a basis for his theory of relativity. However, Einstein formulated his theories on the basis that ether did not fill outer space, wheras Miller felt that indeed it did exist. Speaking at the University of Berlin, Einstein stated that the experiments at Case showed zero results and later experiments on Mount Wilson showed positive results. Therefore, he said, altitude influences results as well as do differences in temperature, and these both provide sources of error which would rule the findings invalid.
           Miller replied to these charges:

    The trouble with Professor Einstein is that he knows nothing about my results....He ought to give me credit for knowing that temperature differences would affect the results. He wrote to me in November suggesting this. I am not so simple as to make no allowance for temperature. (Cleveland Plain Dealer January 27, 1926.)

    Computer analysis of all the data, after Miller's death, proved that although the shifts were statistically significant, they were not due to an ether drift but rather to very small temperature gradients across the interferometer which displaced the fringes. [JD Note: My paper above shows that this is not the case.] When Miller's data were reorganized to take account of this temperature factor, they were shown to support the postulates of the special theory of relativity. (R. S. Shankland, Dictionary of American Biography, unpublished Supplement Three)
           How many times these two scientists met, we do not know, but it is known that Einstein was a guest in the Miller home on at least one occasion, as shown by Einstein's signature in the Miller guestbook.

    Also be sure to review these items:

    * 1679: Letter from Isaac Newton to Robert Boyle, on the Cosmic Ether of Space:
    http://www.orgonelab.org/newtonletter.htm

    Cosmic Ether-Drift and Dynamic Energy in Space: Bibliography and Resources
    http://www.orgonelab.org/energyinspace.htm

    Abstracts of Other Papers by James DeMeo on the Subject of Ether, or Energy in Space:

    - "A Dynamic Biological-Atmospheric-Cosmic Energy Continuum: Some Old and New Evidence", Presented at the 11th International Congress of Biometeorology, International Society for Biometeorology, Purdue University, September, 1987, Abstracts, p.43. Updated version (below) Presented and Published in Geo-Cosmic Relations: The Earth and its Macro-Environment, Proceedings, First International Congress on Geo-Cosmic Relations, 19-22 April 1989, Amsterdam, Netherlands, G.J.M. Tomassen, et al, Editors, PUDOC Science Publishers, Wageningen, 1989.
            From 1934 to 1957, Dr. Wilhelm Reich published a series of experimental reports demonstrating the existence of a specific biologically and meteorologically active energy continuum at work within the atmospheric ocean, and in high vacuum. Reich developed unique experimental devices, notably a metallic energy-accumulating enclosure (the orgone accumulator), and a special water-grounded instrument for affecting clouds and weather patterns from a distance (the cloudbuster). His most crucial experiments and observations have been verified and duplicated in both Europe and the USA. In controlled studies, the metallic energy-accumulating enclosures have been found to have specific influences upon air temperature, humidity, and electroscopical discharge rate in a manner dependent upon local meteorology. A stimulating effect upon plant growth, wound healing, and general physiology have also been documented. The cloudbuster, which must be partly grounded in moving, unpolluted water, has a demonstrated capacity to influence cloud dynamics over large regions, and has been used to break droughts and bring rains in various parts of the world. This body of work demonstrating the existence of an excitable, pulsatile cosmic-atmospheric-biological energy is in general agreement with similar findings of Piccardi and Bortels on fluctuating physicochemical and biological phenomena. In particular, the metallic enclosures used in Piccardi's tests are similar to the metallic accumulators used in Reich's energy experiments. Piccardi's observations on water activation parallel those of Reich on the capacity of water to absorb the atmospheric orgone energy, a principle employed most effectively in the cloudbuster. Likewise, Bortel's suggestion of a specific weather radiation is founded upon observations similar to those made by Reich and his coworkers, who came to similar conclusions. The works of Miller on the dynamic ether drift, Burr on electrodynamic fields, Alfven and Arp on plasma energy in space, Kervran on biological transmutations, Brown on exogenous biological clock phenomena, and Benveniste on water-activating principles in high dilutions, have likewise demonstrated either the importance of cosmic spatial/environmental factors to experimental results, or the necessity for the existence of a biologically and meteorologically active ether-like energy continuum.

    - "Similarities and Differences Between Wilhelm Reich's Orgone Accumulator and Giorgio Piccardi's Shielded Enclosures", Presented (in absentia) to the International Symposium on Relations of Biological and Physicochemical Processes with Solar Activity and Other Environmental Factors, Pushchino, Russia, 1993, Abstracts of Papers, p.229.
            From 1934 to 1957, Dr. Wilhelm Reich published a series of experimental reports demonstrating the existence of a specific biologically and meteorologically active energy continuum at work within the atmospheric ocean, and in high vacuum. Reich developed unique experimental devices, notably a metallic energy-accumulating enclosure (the orgone accumulator), which was capable of altering the basic physical properties inside of itself. Reich and other physicians associated with his group reported powerful healing effects of the orgone accumulator upon a wide variety of disorders, including cancers and other degenerative ailments. Severe burns also responded well to the orgone radiation, which was additionally objectified through various measures. Visual and subjective sensory examinations of the orgone accumulator have yielded fairly consistent positive indications of an unusual property, as compared to a control enclosure, and at least one double-blind test of human-sized orgone accumulator devices has yielded positive indications of such effects. Controlled studies with plants and cancer mice have likewise demonstrated the growth-promoting and healing properties of the orgone radiation. Other controlled studies with the orgone accumulator, verified numerous times, have indicated patterned changes in internal air temperature, humidity, and electroscopical discharge rates, tied to meteorological and solar fluctuations. Anomalous changes in response patterns of Geiger-Muller counters and ionization properties within high vacua suggest that the orgone accumulator effect is that of a basic energy continuum, similar to that of a dynamic ether, though one possessing distinct and powerful biological properties. Reich therefore discussed the orgone radiation in the context of being a life-energy continuum. In the USA, Reich's research was attacked by the US Government in the 1950s, which banned and burned all pertinent publications, initiating a period of censorship of the topic which continues today. In Europe, however, discovery of this same energetic principle appears to have developed in the works of the late Dr. G. Piccardi, who described a similar metallic/organic enclosure which possessed similar properties to the orgone accumulator, though apparently not as intensive. The metallic enclosures used in Piccardi's tests are similar to the metallic/organic accumulators used in Reich's energy experiments. Piccardi's observations on water activation parallel those of Reich on the capacity of water to absorb the atmospheric orgone energy. Likewise, Bortel's suggestion of a specific weather radiation is founded upon observations similar to those made by Reich and his coworkers, who came to similar conclusions. The works of Miller on the dynamic ether drift, Burr on electrodynamic fields, Alfven and Arp on plasma energy in space, Kervran on biological transmutations, Brown on exogenous biological clock phenomena, and Benveniste on water-activating principles in high dilutions, have likewise demonstrated either the importance of cosmic spatial/environmental factors to experimental results, or the necessity for the existence of a biologically and meteorologically active ether-like energy continuum. The author suggests that the discovery by Reich of the orgone energy, which is an excitable, pulsatile, water-active cosmic-atmospheric-biological force, provides a concrete and experimentally-demonstrated mechanism to the entire field of physico-chemical and biological fluctuating phenomena.

    - "Energy in Space: Empirical Evidence and Implications for Orthodox Theory",  Presented (in absentia) to the Pacific Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Meeting, June 1994, Special session on "Challenges to Contemporary Views in Physics and Astronomy", San Francisco State Univ., California, Proceedings 13(1):64.
            Experimental findings from a variety of research disciplines have independently observed and documented, or theoretically derived and implied, the existence of an energy in space which satisfies the described properties of a dynamic ether, but one with biological and meteorological properties. From the brief 1887 experiment of Michelson-Morley, undertaken for three days only in the basement of a stone building, one may properly conclude only the defeat of the static ether of Newton they never followed through with their expressed desire to test for a dynamic ether. An Earth-entrained dynamic ether would not be detectable from basement locations, or from inside any dense enclosure. Dayton Miller's later work (1920-33) satisfied these criteria, of high altitude and light density of interferometer environment, clearly detecting the dynamic ether. In later years (c.1950), Giorgio Piccardi detected an unusual energetic phenomenon with similar and additional unusual properties: solar-terrestrial components, affected by metals (density), more active at higher altitudes, capable of affecting the physical chemistry of water, with physiological and meteorological components. Harold Burr identified (c.1960) a similar electrodynamic phenomenon at work in nature. Wilhelm Reich likewise identified a life-energy phenomenon at work (c.1940) in living systems, in the atmosphere, and in ultra-high vacuum: capable of influencing the physical properties of air and water, reflectable by metal shields, more active at higher altitudes. More recent studies on anomalous energy fluctuations in ultra-high vacuum (Puthoff), anomalous coincidental placements of high and low red-shift stellar objects (Arp), and streaming cosmic plasmas in space (Alfven) provide additional independent evidence suggesting the existence of a tangible and measurable bio-cosmic energy continuum pervading the natural world. The relativistic and "big-bang" cosmologies are challenged empirically, by researchers working independently in different disciplines.

    - "Dayton Miller's Discovery of the Dynamic Ether Drift", Presented to the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern & Rocky Mountain Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, Arizona, 2-6 June 1996. Program and Abstracts, pp.41-42.
            While Michelson-Morley are given credit for having disproven the existence of ether, their very short, 6-hour experiment addressed only the theologically-necessary static ether of Newton. Dayton Miller, student of Michelson, continued researching this same question and undertook the most systematic and thorough work on the subject, proving the existence of a dynamic and Earth-entrained ether, with properties that made understandable the very small results observed by M-M and nearly all investigators of this question. Miller's work was never addressed straightforwardly, however, but only ridiculed and marginalized by political fiat. Only after his death did his opponents attempt to finally defeat his work by, once more, raising questions he had repeatedly addressed during his lifetime. Miller's work on the dynamic ether has never been replicated by his critics, nor to my knowledge by his supporters, which is what would be necessary to either fully confirm or refute his findings. However, there are numerous other researchers who have come to nearly similar conclusions, or who have described a natural ether-like energetic phenomenon with very similar properties. At the very least, physics textbooks should cease misrepresenting the M-M experiments as "definitive" and more accurately portray the question of ether, or energy-in-space, as an open question.

    - "Independent Discovery of a Dynamic Bio-Cosmic Energy in Space and in the Atmosphere: Miller, Reich, Piccardi, Burr & Brown", Presented to the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern & Rocky Mountain Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, Arizona, 2-6 June 1996. Program and Abstracts, pp.41-42.
            One of the more significant proofs for a new scientific finding is the independent discovery and/or verification of similar findings by other researchers. There is growing evidence for such independent discovery of a dynamic energy in space, with both biological and meteorological characteristics, based upon the work of different researchers. Dayton Miller's work identified a dynamic ether, moving faster at higher altitudes, and slowed or reflected by dense materials such as metals or stone. Wilhelm Reich discovered an unusual energy, the orgone, reflectable by metals and more active at higher altitudes, with cosmic, biological and meteorological functions. Giorgio Piccardi discovered a similar biocosmic, physico-chemical fluctuating phenomenon at work in physical chemistry, reflected by metal plate, more active at higher altitudes, and possessing significant solar-terrestrial, biological and meteorological components. Harold Burr, a neurosurgeon, identified an electrodynamic field surrounding and penetrating living organisms, with environmental-meteorological components. Frank Brown, investigating the biological clock, observed similar unshieldable cosmic solar-lunar phenomena capable of affecting the behavior and metabolism of many living creatures. Other names could be added to this incomplete listing, of scientists whose work either directly demonstrated or implied and/or postulated the existence of a very similar natural energetic principle (i.e., Halton Arp, Bjorn Nordenstrom, Rupert Sheldrake). Virtually all of these researchers have been attacked and censored or through other unethical political tactics, shut out of participation in their different fields of research.

    - "Practical Applications of Ether: Novel Biological and Atmospheric Experiments", Presented to the 74th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern & Rocky Mountain Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado, 17-21 May 1998, Program and Abstracts, p.45.
            Most arguments and experiments addressing the question of ether focus upon anticipated changes in the behavior and properties of light, such as speed of transmission or frequency shifting. Experiments undertaken since the 1940s (not originating within physics), using simple but novel arrangements of different materials, have yielded anomalous phenomena suggesting the existence of an energy-rich substrate meeting the requirements of a dynamic ether weakly interacting with matter, but also with biological and meteorological properties. Empirical findings, notably of Wilhelm Reich, indirectly support ether-theory in ways not generally discussed or anticipated by ether-advocates. Meteorological, biological, nuclear and solar-terrestrial aspects are discussed. Practical applications suggested by medical experiments, seed-charging and desert-greening field experiments are also reviewed and documented. (Published as "A Dynamic and Substantive Cosmic Ether")

    A listing of Dr. DeMeo's published books, papers and lectures can be found here.

    Heretic's Notebook: Emotions, Protocells, Ether-Drift and Cosmic Life Energy, With New Research Supporting Wilhelm Reich (Pulse of the Planet #5),

    Click here to review and/or purchase books on new ideas in physics, along with reprints of Dayton Miller's primary 1933 paper on ether-drift, and a set of photocopies of his original ether-drift data-sheets from Mt. Wilson.



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