Can We Physically Understand Superluminal Phenomena?

Preliminary 

I will like you to read my other articles (1 and 2) on superluminal phenomena. They will make it easier for you to understand my position in this article. Thanks!

Introduction: The New Aether

Before the advent of modern relativity, physicists had believed in the existence of an extensive field in the universe called the aether. This aether was supposed to be the medium for the propagation of light just as water is the medium for the propagation of water waves or air can be the medium for the propagation of sound.

However, the Michelson-Morley experiment performed in 1887 disproved the existence of this aether. Take particular note that I said of “this aether”. This is because what the M-M experiment really disproved is the existence of what I now call the classical or the old aether and it successfully proved that light is an independent wave moving in space.

Modern relativity held on to the conclusion of this experiment to establish its theses and propositions. But the important question now and after this experiment becomes, how certain are we that there is no other extensive field in the universe beside light?

This is because post-modern physics is informing us that there exists another field besides light and that this field is more extensive than light and also that it is not the medium for the propagation of light.

So, light still maintains its independence, but now it exists alongside another non-mechanical wave in the universe called the gravi-electromagnetic wave. This wave is important for this article because, unlike light, it propagates faster than the possibility of light and as such governs all superluminal phenomena.

This proposition is set as the first thesis of superluminal phenomena which states that all superluminal phenomena are gravi-electromagnetic. This is an important understanding which will be implicit and probably further emphasized in this article.

So, the new aether discovered in post-modern physics is the gravi-electromagnetic wave and its discovery does not annul or invalidate the results of the Michelson-Morley experiment, since the gravi-electromagnetic wave is simply another non-mechanical wave just like light and not the medium for the propagation of light.

The above is an angle that physicists have not looked at when contemplating the results of the Michelson-Morley experiment. So, I want you to understand these things as I proceed to raise the question which this article seeks to address. 

Raising the Question

Now, this article comes as a result of my personal contemplation of the implication of the existence of another non-mechanical wave in the universe besides light. This personal investigation has led to me write this article which seeks to address the question, can we physically understand superluminal phenomena?

In addressing this question, it has come to me as a simple and remarkable conclusion, that if there exists another non-mechanical wave in the universe (moving in its own form of space and attached to another form of time), then our entire operational system of measuring space and time falls to the ground, and upon this fall rises a new physics.

It is in really looking at how our operational system of measuring space and time falls under the discovery of another non-mechanical wave in the universe that we can address the question whether we can physically understand superluminal phenomena. 

So, the new physics informs us that the second non-mechanical wave in the universe is superluminal and it is superluminal because it is a composite wave consisting of light and gravity and which is why it is referred to as the gravi-electromagnetic wave. But light is a non-composite wave which is why it is sometimes referred to as the electromagnetic wave without the component of gravity.

(Please understand this primary distinction between these two non-mechanical waves in the universe as is being revealed to us by post-modern physics. One of the non-mechanical waves is non-composite and electromagnetic while the other one is composite and gravi-electromagnetic. This is a great scientific truth in the universe!)

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Now, the question, can we physically understand superluminal phenomena can be rephrased to be, can we physically understand gravi-electromagnetic wave? Or can we attach physical space and time to superluminal phenomena or gravi-electromagnetic wave? All these questions are the same or interchangeable. So, whenever I refer to superluminal phenomena in this article, I am also referring to gravi-electromagnetic wave and I will interchange both concepts in this article.

Now, let’s begin to address the question which comes in the three different variants presented above. 

Addressing the Question 

It is held as an ideal in physics that we can only be concerned about what we can observe about the universe and nothing else. However, what we can observe about the universe are events or phenomena that we can describe using physical space and time.

So, when a physicist says that he can only be concerned with what is observable, he is only saying that he can only be concerned with what he can describe using physical space and time. So, observable and thus describable phenomena are phenomena that can have physical space and time attached to them.

This is why physicists can be satisfied modelling regions of the universe that are (for now) physically unobservable like the nucleus of the atom and the region around a black hole so long as the theories that describe these regions are based on physical space and time. 

Once we cannot attach physical space and time to any phenomena then such phenomena become unobservable. I want you to see the connection between physical observation and the attachments of physical space and time, for physical space and time, are the metaphors or the real representations of the scientific act of observation.

Now, when we begin to talk about superluminal phenomena, we realize that we are talking about phenomena that cannot be observed. And it is the aim of this article to inform you that this does not mean that superluminal phenomena do not exist, but that the physical space and time of the physicist cannot be attached to them.

This is why we cannot physically understand superluminal phenomena, and this realization should raise a concern in the mind of the physicist for the limits and validity of scientific observation. If he really wants to understand the universe, he has to know and accept the limitations of physical observation and that there are phenomena in the universe that cannot be physically observed but must be understood in order for him to have the much broader understanding of the universe.

Having said the above, let me now proceed to associate this discourse with the two non-mechanical waves in the universe, where one (light or the electromagnetic wave) governs luminal phenomena and the other (the gravi-electromagnetic wave) governs superluminal phenomena.

Incorporating the Two Non-mechanical Waves

A close look at how we measure and observe physical space and time shows us an inseparable connection between physical space and time and light which is the first non-mechanical wave we discovered. Without light, we cannot make any measurement of physical space and time, and we, in turn, impose the results of our measurement of physical space and time on the non-mechanical motion of light.

So, it is important to know that physical space and time are attached to light (though superficially because light has an absolute nature that physical space and time cannot expose), and this kind of space and time are those we measure using meter sticks and clocks. We wouldn’t have the need to question this our operational system or method of quantifying physical space and time and which are (superficially)  attached to light without the discovery of another non-mechanical wave in the universe known as the gravi-electromagnetic wave.

The existence of gravi-electromagnetic wave makes our questioning of physical space and time more cogent because it is superluminal! Applying the knowledge of relative science, one can say that the second non-mechanical wave in the universe travels beyond the speed of light.

So, what becomes of physical space and time when we have to deal with a superluminal non-mechanical wave? A critical analysis of this question shows that if this wave really exists, then we cannot attach physical space and time to it simply because we cannot by our five senses (especially with our eyes) observe superluminal motion.

Now, if we cannot by any means attach or extend physical space and time to superluminal phenomena, what kind of space and time can we then attach to superluminal phenomena? This question provokes us to seek for the universal space and time that applies to both luminal phenomena and also to superluminal phenomena or to both light and also to gravi-electromagnetic wave.

This kind of universal space and time is what I call metaphysical space and time. The existence of the second non-mechanical wave in the universe is really questioning our reliance on physical space and time and making us see the limits of their validity and even their non-existence in reality.

And in seeing the limits of their validity and even their non-existence, we find out that they are not truly the space and time attached to the real nature of light

Superluminal phenomena are real and physical space and time cannot be attached to them, for if physical space and time can be attached to them, then they would be observable and thus modellable. This is an important discovery that comes to you when you find out, like I have, that superluminal phenomena are not necessarily unobservable because they are superluminal, but because physical space and time cannot be attached to them. (Remember what I said above about the association between physical observation and physical space and time.)

Superluminal phenomena can only be modelled by metaphysical space and time which are the true space and time attached to them, and are also the true space and time attached to luminal phenomena. Our current understanding of luminal phenomena as phenomena that are observable by physical space and time is superficial and does not capture the absolute nature of reality. This is one of the reasons why absolute science is important for us.

Since classical physics, there have been indications of superluminal phenomena in the universe, but we have not been able to make sense of them simply because they do not fit our physical description of space and time.

It is obvious that physical space and time which we can observe using light that governs luminal phenomena cannot be the same entities attached to gravi-electromagnetic wave which governs superluminal phenomena. The existence of gravi-electromagnetic wave is what now leads to the fall of physical science based on physical space and time.

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Now, let’s become more specific. A critical analysis of this conundrum reveals that the only way physical space and time can apply to both luminal and superluminal phenomena is if they both have two forms, where one of their forms is attached to light and the other form is attached to gravi-electromagnetic wave, but you and I know that this is impossible for physical space and time. 

Why? This is because we know that physical space and time are really the space and time of our own creation following the cyclic patterns of the heavens, and also because we know that we designed physical space and time using matter which we can only observe using light. So, there is no way we can impose physical space and time on reality or attach it to gravi-electromagnetic wave that we cannot observe.

By our observation of light, we were able to design physical space and time, but if we proceed to observe gravi-electromagnetic wave, we will realize the limits of physical space and time and that they cannot be applied to reality. We will discover metaphysical space and time which is the space and time extensible to superluminal phenomena or that is attached to both light and gravi-electromagnetic wave. 

Without metaphysical space and time we cannot make sense of superluminal phenomena, and we will find out that metaphysical space and time are the only kind of space and time that can have two forms and can thus be attached to light and also to gravi-electromagnetic wave, for there is no indication whatsoever that physical space and time can have two forms. This realization is important. 

This article addresses the question, can we attach physical space and time to superluminal phenomena? And it is obvious that we can’t, for if we can, then we would have made sense of superluminal phenomena a long time ago and which conundrums such as quantum entanglement and the speed of gravity etc. are their indications.

Also, from physical science, it is obvious that both our understanding of physical space and time and our understanding of the physical nature of light are interdependent. Without light, we can’t make sense of or quantify physical space and time, and without physical space and time we can’t make sense of or quantify light.

It was with physical space and time that we were able to know that light travels at a constant speed in the universe. This is the physical nature of light which shows that light is a speed limit in the universe. 

Now, with metaphysical space and time, what will we discover about light, for in metaphysical science, we find analogously that our understanding of metaphysical space and time and our understanding of the metaphysical nature of light are interdependent.

It is by metaphysical space and time that we find out that light is a non-composite limit of inertia in the universe, and by their extensive news, we also find out that the gravi-electromagnetic wave is a composite limit of inertia in the universe.

Physical space and time cannot extend to the gravi-electromagnetic wave which is the second non-mechanical wave in the universe and thus to superluminal phenomena.

Furthermore, I have indicated above that physical space and time are dependent on matter by which we design the systems that measure them. Now, when we proceed to investigate superluminal phenomena, we encounter the limits of our dependence on matter to quantify space and time and the limits of these produced systems. 

The existence of superluminal phenomena in the universe exposes to us the true independence from matter that space and time have. This is a great discovery that even Newton had fought to defend in his standalone philosophy of absolutism and through his bucket experiment.

Matter is used to quantify physical space and time but we cannot use matter to quantify metaphysical space and time which are the true space and time of the universe.

Listen: Physical space and time, matter and the physical nature of light are all inter-related to give us the body of knowledge called physical science. We have built the edifice of physical science based on how we understand the relationship between these entities.

But metaphysical space and time, experience and the absolute natures of light and gravi-electromagnetic wave are all inter-related to give us the new body of knowledge called metaphysical science. And we shall now build the already rising edifice of absolute, metaphysical science based on how we understand these entities.

Notice the respectiveness of these entities for physical science and those for absolute science as presented in the above two paragraphs. I hope you can see how in physical science physical space and time that are subject to matter are replaced in metaphysical science by metaphysical space and time that are subject to experience. For while physical space and time are observational, metaphysical space and time are experiential. This is a usual statement in this blog.

Also, notice how physical science is limited only to the physical nature of light, while metaphysical science is broad and applies to the absolute natures of both light and gravi-electromagnetic wave, the two non-mechanical waves in the universe.

The mystery of superluminal phenomena governed by the gravi-electromagnetic wave arises because we cannot address how physical space and time which we observe using light can be extended to superluminal phenomena that we cannot observe using light. Physical space and time which are among the entities light assists us to observe in the universe cannot be extended to superluminal phenomena or entities light cannot assist us to observe.

But then superluminal phenomena are real and we have to study them and there is no way we can do this in physics without incorporating the entities called space and time. So, we have to know whether we can physically understand superluminal phenomena using physical space and time that we have always known, but as the case proves, we can’t. We can only metaphysically understand superluminal phenomena using metaphysical space and time.

Considering how physical space and time have been used to describe the (relative) nature of light, I want you to take a good look at the clock in your home, and ask yourself, can you attach the time you see by the rays of light and by which you describe light to superluminal gravi-electromagnetic wave? Also, look at a meter stick and ask yourself, can the space you see or measure by the rays of light and by which you also describe light be extended to superluminal gravi-electromagnetic wave?

What are the implications of the existence of another non-mechanical wave in the universe for how you understand space and time? Ask yourself these questions and you will find out the limits of physical space and time, and you will then know that we cannot physically understand superluminal phenomena.

We have understood space and time following the fact that light is the only non-mechanical wave in the universe, but now we are discovering that there is another non-mechanical wave in the universe which governs superluminal phenomena, so we have to revisit our understanding and application of space and time.

This revisitation is what causes us to realize that we cannot physically understand superluminal phenomena.

Incorporating Absolute Relativity

Now, with all this talk about superluminal phenomena, you may be wondering whether I don’t know that relativity informs us that the speed of light is the limiting speed of the universe.

This is a remarkable conclusion from Einstein’s relativity, which is divided into special relativity and general relativity. It is not the conclusion from post-modern relativity which is referred to as absolute relativity, and which is divided into electrodynamics and gravi-electrodynamics.

In absolute relativity, the inertia of light is not the maximum inertia in the universe, for the inertia of gravi-electromagnetic wave extends beyond the inertia of light, and it is responsible for the existence of superluminal phenomena.

So, I want you to observe from the above two paragraphs that while in Einstein’s relativity, superluminal phenomena are phenomena that occur beyond the speed of light, in absolute relativity, superluminal phenomena are phenomena that occur beyond the inertia of light. I have discussed this in this article.

Absolute relativity as its name implies is the absolute understanding of the principles of relativity which (Einstein’s) relativity only attempted to reach. Absolute relativity is the complete framework for understanding the universe and it makes up for the lapses in Einstein’s relativity like it’s erroneously imposed limit on the speed of the universe to be that of light.

Absolute relativity takes into account the relativity of superluminal phenomena by incorporating the second non-mechanical wave in its description of motion and of the universe. This is why absolute relativity resolves certain mysteries like that of quantum entanglement which Einstein’s relativity fail to explain.

Superluminal phenomena are real and they can only be metaphysically understood. There is no way whatsoever that we can physically comprehend superluminal phenomena, for the existence of superluminal phenomena forces us to revisit and question the validity and reality of physical space and time.

Summary

We are now finding out that physical space and time are abysmal approximations of reality. They are not universal in that they are not applicable to both luminal and superluminal phenomena, and they also do not apply to the real nature of things.

So, let’s now boldly proceed with metaphysical space and time which are universal and which are necessary in order for us to properly understand both luminal and superluminal phenomena and also the true nature of reality.

Until next time,

I will be here.

– M. V. Echa



M. V. Echa

M. V. Echa

My message is the universe, my truth is the universe, and this blog contains all you need to know about the universe, from the true nature of reality to the long-sought unity of the cosmos — which is the big picture!