August 31, 2020
About 300 years ago an ether model, that could explain gravity, was presented by Fatio. He assumed very fast and very small particles to propagate in all directions. These particles could penetrate large bodies like Earth. However, this penetration had the effect that the intensity in the flow was very slightly reduced by a body like Earth. Therefore, the flow leaving Earth is somewhat smaller than the flow towards our planet. This small difference creates a force directed towards the center of Earth.
This force is the force of gravity, caused by the net flow directed towards our planet. This means that gravity is caused by an ether wind moving towards the center of Earth, a falling ether. So, Fatio’s model of gravity is as a difference between a pushing and pulling force.