Einstein predicts two types of time dilation, both of which have been tested and confirmed. One is…
Detectable photons and neutrinos travel in straight lines. They do not interact much with each other and are largely unaffected by electromagnetic and gravitational forces.
This means that if there is an aether made up of zero-point photons and neutrinos, communicating the electrical force, the magnetic force and gravity through collisions, the zero-point particles have to behave in a different manner from their detectable counterparts.
Electron in an aeter of zero-point photons and neutrinos
There must be an energy threshold very close to zero where photons and neutrinos go from being vigorously interacting with each other to being largely indifferent to each other.
Once above this threshold, photons and neutrinos go from bouncing about as an aether, to being like bullets cutting through the aether they came from.
Keeping in mind that there is another energy threshold at the gamma-ray level where high energy photons transform into inertial matter in the form of electron-positron pairs, we end up with three distinct energy levels. They are:
- Aether at the zero-point level
- Energetic photons and neutrinos
- Inertial matter
This corresponds to the three broad energy levels recognized by conventional quantum physics as:
- Virtual particles at the zero-point level
- Photons and neutrinos
- Inertial matter
The main difference between the two models is that the strict particle model operates with real particles all the way, with no creation or destruction of matter, while conventional quantum physics sees a transformation from energy to matter.
In both cases, there is a phase shift taking place between point 1 and 2, and another phase shift happening between point 2 and 3.