I am starting a new thread on this subject because I feel that the subject under discussion is of the greatest importance. The “aumic” theory on the nature of light brings to our attention , for the first time , several peculiar and interesting aspects on the nature of light and indeed of all electromagnetic radiation: (1) In the course of their investigation into light physicists had discovered something very strange , namely that the speed of light disregards the classical laws of Galilean Transformations . This seems to be impossible , but experiment after experiment proved just the opposite. Thus in the normal sense if two cars are approaching each other at 80 km/hr on the highway , then we say that their speeds relative to each other is 160 km/hr. In the same way if two cars are heading in the same direction , one going at 80km/hr and the other at 100 km/hr , when the car moving at 100 km/hr passes the car moving at 80km/hr , the driver of the slower car would note that the faster car was moving away from him at a relative speed of 20 km/hr. Yet the speed of light is the same for all frames of reference , thus if you are standing still or are moving at any velocity , the speed of light would remain constant. For instance if you are moving towards a distant light source at a speed of 100,000 km/sec , then it is assumed that the speed of light relative to you would be 400,000 km/sec , this is not the case , the light would have a speed relative to you of 300,000 km/s . Similarly if you are moving away from the source of light at 100,000 km/s , then it should be assumed that the speed of light would be 200,000 km/s. (i.e., the speed of light minus your speed.) Yet this is not the case the speed of light remains constant at 300,000 km/s. This was the paradox which worried physicists and which was finally solved when it was stated that the speed of light is a fundamental constant. Notice , no explanation is given for why the speed of light is constant in all frames of reference , it is merely stated as an axiom that the speed of light is a fundamental constant. Now for the first time “aumic” theory explains that the speed of light is due to the manner in which light ( and all electromagnetic radiation ) propagate. Thus , the front of the propagating wave is constantly renewing itself , so that at any point in time it can be said to have a constant velocity of 300,000 km/s. The front of the propagating wave as it advances and spreads over a wider area , has gaps in it which are occupied by virtual photons , which are promoted to real photons by a transfer of energy from real photons at the back of the propagating wave , the photons at the back of the wave which give up their energy are transformed into virtual photons , thus the number of photons and the total energy involved is always constant. However when a virtual photon is promoted to a real photon it naturally , results in a new line of force being formed , thus light can , at any moment of time be thought of as having a constant velocity , or as starting anew at each point. The other great question concerning light was the problem of how light could be represented as a traveling wave and as individual photons , because light manifests both properties. This problem is also solved by the “aumic” theory explanation for the propagation of light. This is a very significant contribution. The “aumic” theory for the propagation of light explains every aspect of light , including the superposition of waves which lead to fourier wave forms and the constancy of the eigen values of the photons comprising the waves. (2) The other point of interest arises from the statement in “aumic” theory that the number of photons reaching a surface 1 metre from the source or 100,000,000 kms from the source remains constant. Thus if you have a 1 m sq surface and place it t a distance of 1 m. from the source , the number of photons reaching the surface would remain the same even if you shifted the 1 m sq. surface to a distance of 100,000,000 kms from the source , always supposing that the wave can propagate so far. “aumic” theory states that the number of photons remain the same and it is only the intensity of the photons which changes. Note , not the eigen energy of the photons , which also remains constant , only the intensity of the photons undergoes change. This goes completely against all accepted views held by QM which states in effect that the number of photons reduces. Even in these forums terms , such as intensity is reduced because one in a hundred photons reaches its destination. (3) Intensity of a source of electromagnetic radiation , depends according to “aumic” theory , on the number of excited electrons per area which are emitting photons of a given eigen value and the duration for which the photons are emitted. Thus when dealing with light , the intensity of the source depends upon the number of photons of a given eigen value in each line of force (i.e., aligned lines of virtual photons.) When dealing with electromagnetic radiation of radio wave-lengths , intensity depends solely upon the power flowing in the conductor and the resultant number of lines of force this power gives rise to . (4) Lastly , is the question of why light travels at 300, 000 km/s ( in a vacuum)? ‘aumic” theory explains this as being due to the fact that this is the fastest speed at which light can travel , to go faster than this would mean ending up at it’s destination before leaving. So in this sense the speed of light is a manifestation of the fine structure constant 1/137 and deserves to be investigated with more enthusiasm and vigour. For instance what is the criteria which governs this particular speed , is it the time taken for light to travel the distance represented by the radius of an atom ? How does it connect to the fact that we live in a causal Universe?