please let me know where i go wrong:
(1) The ether was a proposed medium for light which had the KEY property of being an ABSOLUTE reference frame
(2) Einstein proved that the speed of light was constant
These two statements are fundamentally incompatible. If there was an ansolute frame of reference, then light would only have a speed RELATIVE to the ether and would no longer be constant.
In summation, there are 2 options that are possible:
1) Einsteing was wrong about the speed of light and subsequent experiments also gave erroneous results
2) The ether exists, but does not have the property of being an ansolute frame of reference
If 1) is true.... we are in some trouble.
If 2) is true then where is the point in theorising an ether anyway (read: it become superflous)
(note: there is a third property which involved the aether having properties that closely mimic special relativity, but that is just silly)
There has been such evidence as muons, they're some things that come from the sun or somthing (not too sure) radiation thingys and they have a life of 2.2 microseconds when measured in the same frame of reference as these muons but yet they can still reach the atmosphere of the earth. to the stratophere i think, and to travel the distance from the sun to the earth its take a bit longer than 2.2miscroseconds, so if they traveled 0.9C these muons would experience time dilation so when we as a stationary observer 'see' the muons traveling they would have a life of 5microseconds.
these results can only point in one direction, that einstein is right and since originally the ether model was created to explain how light traveled through the vacuum of space without no medium. the Thomas young double spilt experiment showed that light was indeed a wave and had properties of waves such as diffraction and interference which are DEFINATE WAVE PROPERTIES. NOW there is no need to explain how light travels through space without a medium becoz visible light is E.M.R. which require no medium to travel in. So I conclude it wasnt the ether model was dis-proved its move there is no need for it now.
AND i think you are thinking too much about this concept, you have like made up your own theories and stuff, juss concerate on the HSC then in uni or wwotever u can make up ur crazy ideas.
and i just read over your question again ur saying that light becomes relative to the ether? and then there is no absolute frame of reference? something like that right? but Einsteins special relativity thingy says speed of light is THE absolute frame of reference which means no matter how fast ur moving u will measure the speed of light the same as any other person measuring the speed of light in a different frame of reference.
hmm... ok now im not sure if i answer ur question i juss typed wotever came into my head so yeah...