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Arguments attempting to brush aside quantum mechanics vacuum theory claiming, it's 'just a quantum mathematical theory' can now put to rest.

In this article, laboratory experimentation demonstrates that the Casimir Effect can convert vacuum energy into work.

Does this not have huge implications for the most basic tenets of Galilean/Newtonian/Einstinian physics? That all objects fall at the same rate in a space vacuum?

If space is an expression of pressure everywhere, then - in space - there is nowhere you can roll two balls of different mass where the larger mass does not arrive sooner than the lesser - providing you make the ramp distance long enough.

Again, the ball and feather experiment works fine - providing you don't drop them from 1000 miles above the Moon (for example.)

Galilean/Newtonian/Einstinian physics works fine at 'short' distances, but breaks down over sufficiently longer distances.

The argument that the effect is so small as to be insignificant is an ill-conceived reply when one considers that the minute discrepancy observed in the precession of Mercury was a foundational observation of the verification of Einstein's paper of Relativity published in 1916.

So doesn't the Casimir Effect demonstrate that the given density of space is irrelevant, since all space has density?

The two dropped objects of different mass anywhere in the Universe will not arrive at the same time, providing the drop is given sufficient time for measurement.

In this experiment below, watch balls of varying sizes dropped in a dense viscous liquid.

Drop the same objects in a near-vacuum ANYWHERE IN THE SPARSEST VOLUME OF SPACE, and let them fall towards a third more powerful gravitational field for thousand years, won't the heavier object will arrive first?

Thoughts? Flaw in the observation or reasoning?

Stephen Goodfellow