YouTube Channel Description[edit | edit source]
I've set up a YouTube Channel called Aether Explorers at:
The videos on the channel will:
- Explore the current model of physics, and alternatives.
- Not ever aim to find out what is "really going on". There is no "really going on" - only our tentative models that represent what could be going on. No one model can ever be declared "right", it can only ever be the most popular or the one that makes the most sense to you and others.
- Be respectful of standard models, and try to understand them, but never consider them "correct". No model can ever be declared "correct". It's just a model.
- Not try to come up with new ideas, but instead explore possibilities and try to understand them. The assumption here is that you can only understand something better, or come up with better models, by understanding more about what is going on, and trying to make sense of it, and understand it. We will avoid trying to come up with, or validate, new theories. We will just explore what they are seeing and see if they make sense and create a coherent picture of reality and experience.
First Series - Light[edit | edit source]
The first series of video will focus only on light, and only on the simplest experiment that can be done with light.
A number of different people who are experts in light, both in the conventional and alternative physics community will be asked questions about this experiment.
This experiment involves only emitting light and detecting it. We will be focussing on the models that describe what is happening in this experiment.
The experimental set up:
- All contained within a vacuum within a laboratory.
- Vacuum chamber contains a light source and light detector, separated by 1 metre of vacuum
- Light source is a blue LED and emits blue light at 450nm (nanometres) = 6.66 X 1014 cycles per second.
- Light detector detects blue light at this frequency
- Light switch to turn on light switch is contained outside chamber.
- When light detector detects light, it communicates this to a computer outside the vacuum chamber that will display "Light Detected" on the screen.
- Flick light switch
- Check screen
The expected result:
- Computer shows "Light Detected" message.
Question: What is happening?
- When the light switch is flicked, what happens that causes the light source to emit light?
- How does light travel from the source to the detector?
- How does the detector detect the light?
- How does that then cause a signal to be sent to the computer, and how is that stored and processed at the computer to result in the message on the screen?
The interview will be split into 4 sections:
- 3 minutes - Welcome and introduction
- 12 minutes - The interviewees understanding of the above experiment in the conventional, modern day physics model.
- 12 minutes - The interviewees understanding of the above experiment in the model they are interested in, that differs from the conventional physics model.
- 30 mins -> 1 hour - In depth discussion about the models and the questions.
NOTE: After this series, I expect to move on to the double slit experiment and do a similar thing using a similar format, possibly inviting back some of the same guests.