The speed of light is the speed a wave makes traveling through space. A ripple emanating from a point in a pond. EM starts and stops in a clump of matter. So it's speed is limited by the expansion of that ripple. Light is a reaction. Yes there is faster than light.
About light passing through an object. You will increase the likelihood of impacts, and therefore the transfer of energy, if you orient the object so that the mass within it presents the least open space at right angles to the direction of light. The particles or waves of light can only get so small and pack together so close. Slant the object or something similar so its components block the straight through path of the light the most effectively. Know how it seems easier to move a filing cabinet when you tilt it on a corner is? Maybe the light is doing something.
That light, or the magnet properties of it, is Ed's perpetual motion.
Magnets run in lines of flux. Maybe Ed's little streams. You can't cross a line of flux, but you may be able to slip in between the longitudinal lines. The loom analogy I used earlier. Still trying to picture it better.
Those lines want to keep going on their merry way. When they hit something that gets in their way, like big hurka eating Superman lookalikes, they transfer that energy, causing parts of said being to emit light. Of course, that light is much less than what fell upon him due to the spaces involved.
When it hits those parts, I am thinking it tends to be dispersed at right angles, or maybe 60 degrees to each side. Perhaps it causes a polarization change that then creates what we call gravity. Probably a bit more complicated than that.
It would warp what we call the aether, neutrino field, or space/time. Perhaps it is just waves that strike each other at right angles, striking a spark so to speak. Or something like that. The thoughts of God forming our existence maybe.
Those lights and everything are just part of a lot of complexity.
From our limited view of the universe and great egos in thinking that we can figure out just what it is made of, we have complicated things a whole bunch. Plus our penchant for putting a name on things, which interferes with looking at the dynamics.
THERE IS NO WAY WE SPRANG FROM NOTHING AND ARE EXPANDING INTO AN ENDLESS NOTHING. Which is what "modern" science is trying to tell us.
We are constructs of larger forces or beings or something.
Our little universe follows patterns that we have established. The forces work in a particular way, at least on this planet, and on which we base the existence of everything. I would think we should study those patterns in more depth before second guessing God and deciding what is and isn't. Meaning, let's get a grip on where we are ow, and deal with God and the reality later when we have a better idea.
Frequency is nothing more than how often an event happens in a period of time, be it taking a dump, medications, the pulsing of a magnetic wave, or the alignment of subatomic particles with each other, or how often this g** d****d laptop crashes on me. Meaning, something has to occur to have a frequency.
The human body is a complex combination of tuned circuits. The conscious mind, which is a tuned circuit itself, translates the selected input from our senses into a logic it can understand. Our waking consciousness is a limited view of reality. It sees what it is programmed to see or hear, which then is translated into a local rationality.
We are constructs. Glorified computers. On the awake level, anyhow. It takes an ability to think in the abstract to raise one's consciousness.
We look out into space and what do we see? Light striking objects and transferring energy back to out eyes. The result of objects in the path getting hit by an energy source. We look at black holes and see nothing but things disappearing into them.
The earth and sun orbit a point near the center of the sun. Makes the sun wobble a bit. Reckon that would make us, meaning the living creatures of this planet, a very small amount of the mass of this planet, just about on the axis of the sun. Kind of the middle of things
Ed wrote a caption under one of his pictures. "The man above, he built the place." Close to that anyhow.
I wonder how a robot or artificial intelligence would decipher its existence, the reasons therefore, etc.
Picture yourself as an atom in an electrical circuit. Look one way and you see energy coming at you, look the other way and you see nothing, because it is going the other way.
Mainstream physics forces. Strong and weak nuclear forces, EM, and gravity. Strong is the strongest, then EM, then the weak, then allegedly puny old gravity. The strong and weak forces have limited range. Gravity and EM are infinite, though decresing in intensity by the inverse of their radii distance. Inverse square. Two radii away and the force is 1/4th. Four radii and the force is 1/16th. EM is millions of time stronger than gravity. As calculated by those that can't account for 90% of the gravity there is supposed to be.
Laws of physics.Nuttin' can be created or destroyed. Therefore, it must all be recycled. Relative forces.
This is interesting. Theoretically every body of matter in the universe is affected by every other body of mass in the universe. That means we feel the effects of gravity and EM from galaxies mega light years away, and we even feel the gravitational and EM effects of every living creature on this planet.
Hmmm, how do we filter all of that feely feely stuff out? All of those EM emanations? Why do we focus so much on the visual? The visual is energy bouncing off things. Is that energy so much more powerful than all of those other things?
If I was standing in the road and a truck, painted white on the front and pure black in the back came toward me, I would see it. I wouldn't see it leaving. If it hit me I would feel it. Is that how energy flows? Why we have black holes and dark matter and all of those things?