Cut out the first eight words and that passage makes sense. As to whether nature agrees with that standard expectation of effect of quadrupole mode TT-gauge GW's, many are anxiously awaiting as per OP post. It's clear to me your #27 is not talking about laser interferometer optical frequency fringes re 1/3rd lambda resolution limit, but about the size of a detector (e.g. LIGO arm lengths) relative to GW wavelength. There is no such limit hinted at for either resonant mass or interferometer detectors. The actual detection limits are owing to various noise sources, and any number of online resources list them together with graphical representations of the 'sweet spots' that minimize the combined noise inputs. Re-radiation by a massive object e.g. resonant bar would be fantastically feeble relative to an already fantastically feeble incident GW and detection of such by any principle whatsoever is utterly out of the question.** Your persistent claim of 1/3rd lambda resolution limit is a direct appeal to the classical diffraction limit of optics - and consequently implies such detection of reflected (re-radiated) radiation. **[for sake of completeness will mention one maverick researcher who evidently still holds out hope of amplifying GW's by some fantastic factor of ~ 10^42 via 'quantum rigidity'. I linked to him recently in another thread here: http://www.sciforums.com/threads/proving-gravity-waves.153178/page-2#post-3353626 A check of his arXiv entries: http://arxiv.org/find/gr-qc/1/au: Chiao_R/0/1/0/all/0/1 speaks of someone obsessed with radical ideas.] As far as engaging with your theory side of things re nature of space/space-time - sorry but - pass!Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!