May 20, 2015
A serious conceptual error has been committed along with the experiment performed by Michelson and Morley in the year 1887 conceived in order to detect the existence of an ether and whose null outcome gave rise to far-fetched speculations regarding the nature of light and the properties of space and time. The resulting fuss caught the attention of the physicist Hendrik Lorentz who, to cope with that result, suggested the introduction of
an arbitrary correction factor to the equations describing the devised experimental model. In fact, this factor was introduced to suit an ill-conceived premise to an unexpected outcome and, since then, it has become a spook that's persistently being applied as a panacea to explain other little understood phenomena in the Physics and even the Cosmology domain, not to mention Relativity. However, after more than a century, no one realized, still, that the initial conception of the experiment had been based on a wrong premise. It's amazing that during all this time, nobody bothered to analyze in depth the
theoretical design under which the experiment was conceived; more precisely the mechanism by which the phenomenon is produced.