Mr. Robin Parsons and I were discussing this issue on another thread. He claims sources show that Einstein confessed his belief in the "aether" after 1919 and thereafter held to that view. I showed him an Einstein quote from 1920 in which E. said "The aether of the general theory of relativity is a medium without mechanical and kinematic properties, but which codetermines mechanical and electromagnetic events." (Source, Pais, "Subtle is the Lord" p 313.) I claimed this shows the word aether for Einstein cannot mean the mechanical and kinematic ether that its proponents claim he supported. Mr. Parsons declined to be persuaded so I went to the online Einstein Archives and looked up aether. http://alberteinstein.info/db/QueryAnyText.do?criteria=aether&x=33&y=9. The documents are handwritten in German and I cannot read German script. Perhaps someone on this board can? A little translation help could settle a great dispute. Thanks.