"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come."
- Victor Hugo -
In this article, I have demonstrated that Foamy Ether Theory creates an excellent framework for a 'Theory Of Everything'. Every physical phenomena, including those mentioned in relativity and quantum mechanics, can be described and explained quite easily. The entire universe is made of foamy ether. There is no reason to believe that the Big Bang caused particles or strings to be blown into space. The initial seed did not break up, but rather expanded into a tightly stretched foam to give us the universe that we have today.
Foamy ether, I believe, is what David Bohm was describing when he referred to the wholeness, and the implicate order. As the universe (foamy ether) expands, its wholeness is retained; nothing becomes separated or fragmented (as described by Indra's Net). The knots or kinks in the ether, describe the 'implicate order' that is manifested as particles.
There are many mathematical theories, but none of them provide clear, visual images. Each has its place in making numerous calculations and predictions. However, I believe that creating simulations that are based on visual models, such as foamy ether, is the best way to move forward. This takes the guesswork out of deciding which math to use, and provides a foundation, or framework, on which to build an actual model of the universe.
The mathematics of certain current theories may be applied to ether theory. Portions of String Theory may be useful in describing ether knots instead of strings. Preon Theory holds promise, because it describes space as a topology that can be knotted or braided to form fundamental constituents of particles described in the standard model (i.e. electrons, protons, or neutrons). The tools in this theory could be used to describe knots or braids of ether.
Further development of the foamy ether software model is required to provide more accurate simulations of structures that exist in nature (i.e. electrons, protons, quarks, gluons). My next challenge is to fine tune the ether model by tweaking existing properties such as spring tension, and adding new properties like surface tension. (Adding surface tension is required to simulate the strong nuclear force).
Of course, no new theory should be seriously considered unless an experiment is available that will provide for some form of validation. To meet this requirement, I have devised an experiment that will measure the inflow of ether at the earth's surface. A unique design for a gravitational wave detector has been developed. Not only will this device validate ether inflow, but it will also serve as an instrument for detecting gravitational waves. Unlike other gravitational wave detectors that measure distortions in space, this device measures variations in time dilation.
The theory of foamy ether, which can be validated by a gravitational wave detector, should be considered as a viable Theory Of Everything.