Follow My Lead


by Brian Koberlein | 12 April 2018 | post

Yesterday a gentleman posted a comment on an article I wrote about the luminiferous aether. For those who aren’t familiar, the aether was an idea proposed in the 1800s to explain how light can travel through empty space. Several experiments trying to observe the aether were performed in the late 1800s, but weren’t successful. This led Einstein to propose the theory of special relativity. Thus, the aether doesn’t exist and the rest is history.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at