sjw wrote:And an aethereal field is composed of what? Smaller particles that must indeed be surrounded by empty space. Your own statements show that no matter how small you choose to make the particle, it is surrounded by empty space.
You have effectively summarised exactly what I have been saying. With regard to the above, we are in complete agreement.
sjw wrote:Unless you are suggesting that this aethereal field is composed of particles in constant contact?
No, definitely NOT.
sjw wrote:As for space consisting of layers, dimensions, branes, etc, etc, so much rubbish and fantasy.
Again, this is not a suggestion that I am making, nor do I feel comfortable with. By "layers", I am referring to a model by which matter in controlled/mediated by an aethereal field, then the aethereal field is further mediated by a field of even smaller particles, which the the aethereal field with act as another level or layer of aether. A multi-level system of aethereal field is the only way to achieve a waving aether. I agree with you that such a model is a cop-out and as I have said in other posts, I would suggest that Occam would also agree with us.
sjw wrote:Everything that exists is a particle, and unless two particles actually touch, there is nothing left but action at a distance.
Again, we are in agreement. There possibility exists that electron/electron, proton/electron and proton/proton collisions may occur in "extreme" conditions. But certainly for the vast majority of the time matter interactions are mediated an aethereal field of some description. Action-at-a-distance is an absurd impossibility.