Ah. What you fail to understand is that the bong has been filled with pure space, and the bowl loaded with localities. The localities then reciprocally oscillate through the pure space and deliver the user a large, cool hit of Universal Ether Theory.
In order for physics to directly study the ether, it would need to have a way to generate a predominantly selectively-etheric field. Our present technologies are geared toward qiuantum/atomic forces because those are the kinds we can observe directly.
So you have drawn a lovely map of Narnia. If only someone could find Narnia for you, then they would see how wonderfully accurate your map really is.