I've been brainstorming and would like feedback from the experts here...
I'm trying to come up with a thesis that light is a particle and that frequency is the speed of the rotation of the particle.
I've heard of "tired light" which has to do with the speed of light slowing down over time/distance.
This is likely incorrect - the speed of light is always constant in a vacuum.
But is it possible that even though the speed of light doesn't change over time/distance, that the speed of rotation slows down over time?
That is, light from distant space is redshifted, because as the light particle propagates forward, it loses some rotational velocity?
A metaphor would be that a pitcher throw a curveball in space and that over light years, the curveball becomes slightly less of a curveball and slightly more like a knuckleball.
(Obviously, I'm also trying to come up with a scenario that the universe is not expanding at an accelerating rate.)
Thank you very much!