Jeans, Sir James - The Mysterious Universe - The ship on the sea
Type of Spiritual Experience
You cannot find out about the spiritual world if you confine your experiments to the physical world.
A description of the experience
Sir James Jeans – The Mysterious Universe
If an 'ether' exists, it is all the same whether the ether wind is blowing past us at one mile an hour or a thousand miles an hour……………..
This general principle shows that no experiment performed ‘on board ship’ and confined to the ship alone can ever reveal the ship’s velocity through a still sea. Indeed it is a matter of common observation that in calm weather we cannot tell in which direction a ship is moving without looking at the sea.