During ancient times, the Greeks thought light was a set of streamers which emanated from a person's eyes. More recently, "scientists" have determined light is a form of electromagnetic wave, with some particle-like properties.
At this time, we should discount the particle-theory for the following two reasons: 1) to do so will simplify this explanation, and 2) the particle-theory is erroneous and patently ridiculous.
So light is a wave of variable frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum. A wave, having no mass unto itself, is basically a transfer of energy. Having no mass, a wave requires a medium through which to travel, to produce any effect in a physical realm.
"Scientists" have long pondered the nature of light. However, if light is basically a vibration on the electromagnetic spectrum, the question as to light's nature has pretty much been answered. And this answer leads to the following:
What is the nature of the medium through which light travels?
"Scientists" have determined light is the fastest "object" in the universe, traveling at 186,000 miles per second. The luminiferous aether through which it has been theorized light travels, is said to have no viscosity. However, two questions arise:
1) If light is a wave (having no mass), its speed will be governed by the medium through which it travels. So when "scientists" measure the speed of light, are they not actually measuring the viscosity of light's particular medium?
2) If light travels at 186,000 miles per second, and ONLY 186,000 miles per second, NOT FASTER, would the medium through which the light travels have SOME resistance to motion? That is, as long as light is not infinitely fast, would not its medium have SOME viscosity?
And so: if the medium of light has viscosity, however small, would it not then be tangible to some degree? That is, could we not produce resistance to this medium and manipulate it?
Just some thoughts I've been working on.
I'd appreciate your input.
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