Grenzprobleme der klassischen Physik (OG1)
If we assume that bodies shrink in the direction of their movement in relationship to the aether, that would explain why we do not perceive this aether wind.
Then wouldn’t it be simpler to just do away with it?
In that case which medium would bear the electromagnetic waves? After all, waves of water are inconceivable without water!
At any rate, colleague Lorentz’s aether seems more trustworthy to me than your atoms, Mr. Boltzmann! Admittedly, I can imagine that heat phenomena may be attributed to the movement of atoms. But it’s a different question whether this image also corresponds with reality. In that case heat would merely be a statistical problem, a dance of atoms.