Explaining the double slit experiment

The one experiment that every quantum physicist swears upon as proof of their weird theory is double slit experiment. So if we can explain the results of double slit experiment by classical reasoning, we can dispose of quantum mechanics with all its weird rules.

Imagine that we are undertaking the double slit experiment and studying the behaviour of water molecules. For this, we have a water gun which can shoot water molecules at any desired rate i.e. it can shoot water molecules one by one or in a continuous shower like manner. And we have a screen with 2 slits in it and behind this we have a ‘hydrosensitive’ screen which records the impacts of water molecules at various points on it. Now we shoot showers of water molecules with our water gun towards the slits in the first screen. While most of the water molecules get stopped by the screen, some of them pass through the slits and go on to hit the detector screen behind. We study the distribution of the hits on the detector screen. It is no surprise that we see the following pattern.

DSE water particles

Then we shoot water molecules one by one with our water gun. As our gun is not the best shooter in the world, it shoots the water molecules a bit randomly i.e. each molecule it shoots goes in a slightly different direction. So again, while most of the molecules get stopped by the first screen, some of the molecules pass through the slits and reach the detector screen. After a sufficient number of molecules have been shot, we study the distribution of hits on the hydrosensitive detector screen. It is again no surprise that we see the same pattern as noted above. This is obviously what we would expect from particles in our everyday world. We may call this as particle pattern of distribution in contrast to the interference pattern we get when waves are ‘fired’ instead of particles. So far we have found nothing too exciting or weird.

Now let’s place our whole set up inside a large container (or a sea) of still water and repeat the experiment. Let’s presume that our ‘hydrosensitive’ detector screen, despite being surrounded by water, doesn’t record any ‘hits’ because the molecules are absolutely still and as such are not hitting the hydrosensitive screen. Of course in reality, water molecules will never be absolutely still (except probably at absolute zero temperature), so adjoining molecules keep colliding with the detector screen. But these random collisions by the adjoining water molecules will only produce a diffuse/uniform distribution of hits on the entire detector screen without any specific pattern or bands. We could ignore that as ‘background noise’ or set that as zero reading.

Now let’s ‘trigger’ our water gun to shoot water molecules one by one. After a sufficient number of molecules have been shot, we study the pattern of impacts recorded on the detector screen. What kind of pattern do you expect on the detector screen? If you can guess that, the job is nearly done.

DSE water waves

Interestingly, we don’t get the above noted ‘particle pattern’ now despite the fact that we have fired the water particles exactly as before. Rather we get ‘interference pattern’ that is characteristic of waves. Of course it is not difficult to explain why the particle pattern vanishes here and gives way to the interference or wave pattern:- Each water particle that gets fired initiates a wave in the still water which travels towards the first screen. While most of the wave gets reflected back by the screen, a portion of the wave passes through each slit and emerges on the other side as a ‘daughter wave’. Because there are two slits, there are going to be two such daughter waves or wavelets. These two ‘wavelets’ spread and interfere with each other and result in the interference pattern observed on the detector screen. Unlike what the quantum physicists preach, the particle as such doesn’t pass through both the silts but it is the wave generated by the particle’s energy which passes through both of them.

Turning our attention to light, if we imagine Ether to represent still water and photons to represent water molecules, we can easily explain the interference pattern observed in the double slit experiment done with photons. When a photon gets fired, it initiates a wave in the Ether medium just like how a water molecule fired inside the water medium initiates a water wave. And just like the water wave, the Ether wave (in other words electromagnetic wave) travels in all directions and parts of it pass through the slits in the first screen to emerge as daughter waves on the other side. These wavelets interfere with each other and produce the interference pattern on the ‘photosensitive screen’ just like how the water wavelets produced interference on the ‘hydrosensitive screen’. In fact, double slit experiment can be argued as proof of existence of Ether.

DSE photons

I have explained elsewhere why Michelson’s experiment doesn’t disprove Ether and how it actually disproves the superstition that speed of light is constant. I have also explained elsewhere how the so called aberration of star light fits in with the Ether model and also talked about the ‘rain-umbrella story’ which the physicists are unduly fond of reciting while promoting their relativity ideology.

From the above discussion we can propose that electromagnetic waves are nothing but waves in the Ether medium and the particles which make up Ether are nothing but photons. In addition to providing a logical explanation for the double slit experiment, the concept of Ether explains two ‘mysterious’ things in Nature-

1)      Inertia and mass: Existence of Ether explains why there is something called inertia and thus explains mass. Ether is probably what represents the Higg’s field and photons the so called God’s particles. The funny thing here is that scientists have disproved Ether only to reintroduce it with a different name and flavour.

2)      Gravity: Just like how a spinning body inside a pond spins the water around it and drags nearby smaller bodies towards it, spinning Ether around the spinning celestial bodies explains the phenomenon of gravity and gravitational waves. And things like star light bending and observations on pulsars can be explained by the same without resorting to the stupid predictions of the theory of relativity.

Electrons and double slit experiment

To explain the interference pattern produced by photons, we have proposed the existence ‘photon Ether’ which is nothing but a sea of photons pervading this entire universe. But how do we explain the interference pattern produced by electrons? Do we need to propose now the existence of what may be called as ‘electron Ether’ in addition to the ‘photon Ether’ or ‘lumiferous Ether’ described above? Absolutely not. In fact, not only electrons but many other particles (even ‘clumps’ of carbon atoms called buckyballs) were observed to behave like waves in the double slit experiment and we can explain all of them by the same Ether model.


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