I'm grateful for Bruce's efforts to maintain an ongoing discussion of Larson's works. Larson had a big idea, and it has gripped some of us now for many decades. The idea that time is the reciprocal of space and that both are just an illusion, apart from one another, is just huge.
So huge, so big, so revolutionary, in fact, that many simply can't comprehend it, at least at first. However, once one understands what Larson proposed, there's no going back. From that point on, one's customary view of reality, that space and time are a stage upon which matter exists and interacts, as autonomous forces dictate, is forever shattered.
In its place, we get this sublime view that everything in the physical universe consists of nothing but motion, emerging from a uniform, eternal expansion with two, reciprocal aspects, a natural progression of space and time. Larson was a genius who compelled us to believe that the Newtonian program of scientific research, as wonderful and marvelous as it is, shackles the mind with an erroneous concept of space and time.
Of course, as he was formulating his ideas, physicists were preoccupied with the revolutionary discoveries of Heisenberg and Einstein, Bohr and Planck, and others who modified the Newtonian program of research, to take into account the empirical evidence that was emerging faster and faster and showing that all was not as it seemed, in the physical world.
What a journey those geniuses of what we now refer to as the legacy system of physical theory (or the LST for short) convinced the world to take! In the meantime, here is Larson, alone, with his trusty typewriter, laying out a whole new program of scientific research, now called the Reciprocal System of Physical Theory (or the RST or RS for short.)
Larson was what he preferred to call an amateur, an "uncommitted investigator," and in this day of scientific scandal in the realm of theoretical physics research, the value of that type of researcher is priceless. From his revolutionary big idea, which no committed investigator, with so many vested interests, could have ever brooked, came the most sublime and compelling answer imaginable to the ever present gravitational problem: Gravity is not the autonomous force for which the LST community is ever searching, but it is simply the intrinsic 3D motion of matter!
Electrical charge is not the autonomous force that the LST community insists it is, but rather it is the manifestation of the intrinsic 1D motion of matter, and, by the same token, magnetic phenomena arise out of the intrinsic 2D motion of matter.
Wow. What a big idea!
And Larson ran with it, producing the first ever general system of physical theory. A program of scientific research unlike that of Newton's, the object of which was limited to understanding the physical world in terms of the fewest number of interactions between the fewest number of particles of matter.
Larson's new program embraced all of physical phenomena, not just from the very small to the very large, but from the very first, the origin, to the very last, the eternities, as well.
Thanks Bruce, for keeping his big idea, his vision, alive.
Discussion concerning the first major re-evaluation of Dewey B. Larson's Reciprocal System of theory, updated to include counterspace (Etheric spaces), projective geometry, and the non-local aspects of time/space.
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