The Michelson and Morley Experiment Once Again!

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Scientific Paper
Title The Michelson and Morley Experiment Once Again!
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Author(s) Bent Kargaard Nielsen
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Published 2010
Journal Proceedings of the NPA
Volume 7
No. of pages 5
Pages 346-350

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Abstract

It is ? to me ? a fact that ?mainstream science? has misused the 1887 Michelson-Morley experiment in order to ?prove? that an ether or aether does not exist. However, it is also a fact, that a main reason for the misuse of this  ? in many ways ? brilliantly conceived experiment, is, that the results of the experiment failed significantly in measuring up to the expectations. This astonishing discrepancy between the objectively obtained data sets and the theoretically expected levels of the drift readings, was then inadequately used to denounce the possible existence of an ether as a preferred frame of reference and as a wave transmitting medium for light and other electromagnetic waves.  ? But is there an explanation for this mismatch concerning data and expectations? I think so. The logic behind the experiment looks (mostly) deceptively fine, as long as you look at the details in a static view ? But then, when the experiment is set into motion, a deviously buried and serious flaw springs into action. This severe flaw is embedded in the very principles for the opto-mechanical function of the experimental setup inside the general instrument.