Albert Einstein
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Greetings, What always bothered me was how can you tell the difference between gravity's effect on the light passing a star and refraction? Cheers, Curt

P.S. the density of matter/energy falls off as one leaves the vicinity of the star -- can of like a lens. So when you record a lens effect but attribute it to something else, I get worried. When do we like lenses and when do we like gravity?
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I suggest that geodesic paths of gravitational motion assumed to be caused by a curvature of space; paths of light observed as being bent in a gravitational field; the red shift in an observed light spectrum as it traverses outward in the gravitational field of its source; the red shift in distant galaxies light spectrum assumed to be primarily due to the Doppler Effect caused by receding galaxies in a rapidly expanding universe; the quantum mechanics of gravity; dark energy; dark matter; and the relativity of time and energy; are all unified in the substance of an accurately defined universal “luminiferous aether” (ether) as proposed by British physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

With the dismissal of Maxwell’s “luminiferous aether” as a result of the famous MMX and then with the resounding success of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, both of which are held to disprove the need of and even the existence of such a substance to facilitate the propagation of light, any further scientific investigatory research to discover if such a substance exists has been all but abandoned. At the time of the introduction of the ether theory, and even by the time of Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity, many of the now proven principles of EM radiation were not known. Based upon an in-depth analysis using all proven data of now known properties of radiated EM energy, I propose the composition and functionality of the elusive ether is now defined in a copyrighted paper I have registered with the Library of Congress and is consistent with all experiments testing the phenomena of special relativity, general relativity, and relativistic quantum mechanics.

As defined in this paper the universal ether is suggested as what constitutes the composition of the “dark energy" glue that ties all four interaction forces in Nature together, bonding all atomic components in atomic structures together in a quantum entropy pattern of motion as required to sustain their interdependent coexistence, facilitates the propagation of EM radiation through space, and accounts for the continual creation of new matter as suggested in the Bondi/Gold/Hoyle steady state theory to maintain an unending existence of the universe. I suggest the new matter thus created constitutes the substance of “dark matter.”

My new theory as registered with the Library of Congress, on the composition and functionality of the Luminiferous Aether, has never been proposed before, but I'm having a difficult time trying to have it reviewed by a peer group because it cost so much, and I can't afford it. When Einstein submitted his paper on his "Theory of Special Relativity" he never had to pay such an exorbitant fee, so why now? I'm hoping that there will be those reading this message, maybe even you, might know of a way to submit my paper without costing so much.