August 23, 2019
By definition space is an abstract boundless container that contains all matter. It is not physical and therefore cannot have physical dimensions. The physical dimensions and clock rate of space arise from the wavelengths and frequencies of the quantum fluctuations that make up the field of standard quantum field theory. The wavelengths and frequencies are in turn self-regulated by the quantum field’s own van der Waals torque that in turn regulates all motion. Space, since it is non-physical, must always be treated as geometrically flat in the quantum field rest frame and by extension, any other frame of reference. The presence of matter increases van der Waals torque shifting the quantum field’s distribution of frequencies and wavelengths. This changes the local electric and magnetic constants and, subsequently, the speed of light. This increase in van der Waals torque causes gravitational red-shifting. Light deflection around bodies of matter is due to both the variable speed of light and variable clock rates. Quantum field theory forces us to accept a geometrically flat space with variable speed of light and variable clock rates in our approach to general relativity.