I posted a Thread titled "A simple new theory of gravity" here last month, and I would like to add some further detail to the model I presented then. The model proposed that a universal ether arose from pure space. -The basic idea is that original space, prior to the first appearance of forces, had a self-compatible property which was manifested as an oscillation, or "shimmering," of contiguous elemental "points." -These would have been vanishingly small, but finite, "points," related to the distance of reciprocal oscillation with other spatial points, which distance would not have been infinite. -Eventually, oscillatory fatigue caused a pair of adjacent points to fall toward each other in a Yin-and-Yang fashion. This led to a "disturbance" of the perfect symmetry of original space, a solitary anomaly which then propagated throughout all of space, producing a uniform, unit-based ether, made up of contiguous, directionally vibrating, ether energy units. The forces we observe as quantum forces represent cosmically "local" (earthbound) forces involving spin, variable space-vectors, and so on, and are "superimposed" on the true, cosmic, etheric forces which underpin quantum-scale forces. The ether forces involve vibration, and this vibratory energy is entirely associated with the original elemental (from space) units. These units are all uniform, or identical, which makes a well suited model for the original appearance of orderly cosmic systems like atoms, planets, and so on. This kind of cosmic model can explain observations that the standard model of quantum mechanics does not. -For example, we could take the phenomenon known as "action at a distance." This refers to an effect observed when a pair of "like" (highly resonant) energy units are separated at a great distance from each other, and one of the pair is tweaked, at which point the other unit reacts in the identical way that the tweaked unit does, even though they are now separated by a great distance. Quantum mechanics refers to this effect as "quantum entanglement," which is a clever phrase, but QM really does not know what causes the effect. If we apply our ether model, an explanation of this observation is readily apparent. -The ether model views space not as being "empty," as in QM, but as composed of vibrating, contiguous, ether units, which transmit energic forces as a transmitted impulse from any point in space to any other. Such contiguous transmissions would depend on the vibrational properties of the ether units. Thus, an energy unit having the same vibrational properties as another unit will be able to "feel" the other unit, even across great spatial distances, and resonate with it instantaneously. My other Thread showed how this kind of model of the ether also provides a simple model of pull-gravity. The idea of it is that the elemental ether units, comprising the ultimate structure of two bodies that are being gravitationally attracted to each other, are indentical to, and contiguous with, the ether units in the space between the two bodies. The ether units of each body resonate with the ether units in the space between the bodies, producing gravitational attraction of the two bodies.