David,David wrote: Lorentz’s model is an aether-based theory initially developed in 1892. Over two decades later, Einstein introduced his space-time curvature model (General Relativity), which is widely considered to be the de facto official Relativity theory.
I don't want to get to far from the topic of this thread, but do you see that if our solar system is in a filament as Donald Scott models, then Lorentz's aether based theory is not out after all?
You see, it was the Michelson-Morley experiment that seemed to prove that there was no aether. What it really proved, was that there was no motion of the solar system through the aether. So either there is no aether, OR the aether is moving along with us.
If Donald Scott is correct, the Earth is not traveling through the vacuum of space, but IN and WITH the material in one of the concentric shells of a large scale filament. In other words, the "aether", does in fact travel with us, and rotates with us.
If you don't accept Don's model, then here is another analogy you can use: remember in the "water bridge" experiments, where they found that negatively charged particles flowed down the center in one direction, and positive ions traveled in the opposite direction, spiraling on the outer edge of the filament? imagine yourself on one of those ions. Are you moving through a vacuum? Certainly not. But are you moving with respect to the other nearby ions? No. You are moving with all the like charged material in that shell. And the bit of material dragged with that shell.