I don't remember seeing special relativity in QED. At best it is merely compensated for. The theory does not have at its heart an explanation of what exactly is the cause of relativity phenomena. All field theories that have a most elemental constituent that moves at the inveriant speed of light provide an explanation for just exactly what is the cause of the phenomena of relativity. Starman's theory may be flawed in too many places to show in one post, but it does provide a basis for the cause of relativity phenomena. That's something that QM, QED, the Theory of Relativity, General Relativity, Superstrings, and all other theories endorsed by the mainstream today, all fail to do. It seems to me a shame.