We take as a given that the entire universe is made of a single omnipresent meta-substance, the ether, a hydrodynamic fluid that manifests equally well as empty space, pro- tons, planets, tables, chairs, lecture halls, and humans. It is perpetually owing down into certain points and disappearing. We call this in owing process “mass”. And on the way down, it momentarily forms all mundane phenomena.
Starting with this premise we see that the etheric situation that we all experience on the surface of the earth is a complex matrix — the vector sum of the effects of all nearby massive bodies calculated as if each one was acting alone. From this viewpoint it is clear that everything is literally connected in a direct mechanical way. This realization leads to interesting insights into such disparate phenomena as astrology and healing by laying on of hands.
B.E.E. RPI 1959. Worked as an electronics design engineer and engineering manager. Retired 1994.