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The Neglected Facts of Science - Dewey B Larson

The Neglected Facts of Science - Dewey B Larson

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fills a vacuum in existing science, identifying a number of physical facts that have been overlooked by previous investigators, together with other facts that are known, but are disregarded because they do not fit into the current structure of physical theory. When their consequences are fully developed, these hitherto neglected facts clarify many physical issues and provide the answers for a number of previously unsolved fundamental problems. The work should therefore be of interest to all who are concerned with the foundations of physical science, irrespective of whether or not they are inclined to spend the time and effort that are required to become familiar with a new theoretical development.
The plan of this work is the direct opposite of that of my previous books. In those publications, the presentation was purely theoretical. A set of postulates defining a universe of motion was formulated, and the necessary consequences of those postulates were then developed by logical and mathematical processes, without introducing anything from any other source. All of the conclusions reached in that development are independent of experience, and no use is made of the results of observation and
measurement, except in comparisons with the theoretical results to show agreement between the two. This present work, on the other hand, is purely factual. It deals entirely with observable facts, and the necessary consequences of those facts, without introducing any theoretical ideas or concepts. It therefore has essentially the same status as a report of a series of experimental discoveries.
fills a vacuum in existing science, identifying a number of physical facts that have been overlooked by previous investigators, together with other facts that are known, but are disregarded because they do not fit into the current structure of physical theory. When their consequences are fully developed, these hitherto neglected facts clarify many physical issues and provide the answers for a number of previously unsolved fundamental problems. The work should therefore be of interest to all who are concerned with the foundations of physical science, irrespective of whether or not they are inclined to spend the time and effort that are required to become familiar with a new theoretical development.
The plan of this work is the direct opposite of that of my previous books. In those publications, the presentation was purely theoretical. A set of postulates defining a universe of motion was formulated, and the necessary consequences of those postulates were then developed by logical and mathematical processes, without introducing anything from any other source. All of the conclusions reached in that development are independent of experience, and no use is made of the results of observation and
measurement, except in comparisons with the theoretical results to show agreement between the two. This present work, on the other hand, is purely factual. It deals entirely with observable facts, and the necessary consequences of those facts, without introducing any theoretical ideas or concepts. It therefore has essentially the same status as a report of a series of experimental discoveries.

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The Neglected Facts of Science
DEWEY B. LARSON 
REACTIONS
 and 
REVIEWS
―After a few pages, you will see that there is obviously very much that is wrong with the
standard Big Picture
 — 
the Big Bang, quasars, et al. Larson ticks off anomalies andunfounded speculations one after the other. For example, all stars regardless of agepossess some heavy elements, but theory does not account for all of them. Whence the X-ray background of the universe? Is the General Theory of Relativity viable? Afterfinishing this book, you may wonder if there is any firm ground left for the astronomer to
stand upon.‖
 
 — 
Science Frontiers
 
A Review by Henry A. Hoff 
Any student of Velikovsky, as yet unfamiliar with Dewey B. Larson, might wonder fromthe title of this book if it contains a compendium of facts presented by Velikovsky and hissupporters that have been neglected by the scientific establishment. It is certainly a book of facts neglected by the establishment, but no book of 131 pages could present that many
facts. Instead, it is a book of facts, evident from Larson‘s theory of the physical universe,
that is certainly of interest to interdisciplinarians and may be of great importance toVelikovskians.Velikovsky was raised and educated in Europe, while Larson is pure Americana. He wasborn on the plains of North Dakota in 1898 and spent his early years in Idaho. After an
 
interruption for World War I in which he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the CoastArtillery, he pursued an engineering degree from Oregon State University. Aftergraduating in 1922, he was licensed by the State of Oregon as a mechanical engineer.Although Larson and Velikovsky are alike in their insatiable curiosity and their drive tounderstand causal forces, their approches differ drastically. Velikovsky ventured intoancient history and astronomy from his research in psychoanalysis and developed anelectromagnetic theory of the solar system, applicable to the Universe. Larson, on theother hand, explored theoretical physics from his background in mechanics anddeveloped his physical theory based on
motion
.To even begin the task of creating his own physical theory, Larson had to becomefamiliar with prevalent theories. He is not an academian nor a researcher of the
―Establishment‖. In the preface of one of his earlier books,
 Nothing But Motion
(1974),
he described himself as an ―uncommitted investigator‖. Such an investigator is free of the
economic politics of establishment science. Larson is an amateur in this sense only. In thecourse of his research, he has noted observations and theoretical facts deduced in histheory that have been and continue to be neglected by the professionals; hence this hislatest book.At the heart of his theory and the first concept he presents to the reader is what he calls
scalar motion
. A scalar is the magnitude of a vector. In Larson‘s theory it is a motion
itself. The concept is difficult to convey and Neglected Facts is written to help explain, as well as to point out evidence from astronomy, that scalar motion and its variety of formsexist.His universe of scalar motion, called the Reciprocal System of Theory, is algebraic and3D Euclidean, making it a complex entity to visualize. It has many surprises. Motion, notmatter, not energy, not charge, is the basic entity that occurs in discrete units. Theconcept of objects moving and the interactions of these objects inside a container (thescience of kinematics) seems intuitively obvious, as does the idea that all effects musthave their causes within the container. Larson claims these ideas are wrong. In his theory
there is no ―container‖ for objects to move around in. To him the ―container‖ is a local
imperception. He conceives of c
auses outside this subjective ―container‖ of our holocentric viewpoint, producing effects inside the ―container‖. This exterior causal zone
he refers to as the inverse or cosmic sector of the universe (where antimatter exists).There is what Larson refers
to as ―distributed scalar motion‖. He introduces this idea inhis first chapter ―Fundamentals‖ and refers to a variety of its possible forms throughout
the text. Any such motion : can have either an inward or an outward direction, yet has nopinpointable reference frame. When a reference frame is assigned, an object is createdrelative to that reference frame. And the object can be observed to follow any path.
This property of distributed scalar motion is one ―neglected fact‖. Throughout the text he
labels observations of or deductions about scalar motion as either neglected, disregarded,or unrecognized facts. It would have been a great help to the reader if Larson hadincluded a table of these facts somewhere. With this table the reader could locateappropriate pages and gain a clearer understanding of these facts.
 
Larson does say that some facts have much more significant consequences than others.These he calls
crucial facts.
The existence of distributed scalar motion is such a fact.
When the ―disregarded fact‖ that every fundamental force must originate from a
fundamental motion is considered, distributed scalar motion is found to explain thefundamental forces. It is found to explain electric charge and mass (inertial andgravitational).In Chapter 2 he mentions that distributed scalar motions can have up to three dimensions,only one of which can be seen at any time from a local reference frame. That one is seenin three dimensions locally. These concepts do not appear to be deduceable from what
he‘s
presented in Neglected Facts but instead appear to come out of nowhere.
Unfortunately, it gives the reader the feeling that Larson is inventing ―bizarre devices‖
-for his own theory - just like the ones he says others have invented to get Relativitytheory to work: These concepts concerning distributed scalar motion are introduced in hisprevious books; and through the use of these multidimensional distributed scalar motions,Larson is able to unify electricity, magnetism, and gravity. If the motion is onedimensional, it is electric motion; two dimensional, it is magnetic; and three dimensional,gravitational.Velikovskians will find his discussions of gravity interesting. Larson makes no mention
of Velikovsky‘s theory that gravitation is an electromagnetic phenomenon. To
Velikovsky there is no need for gravity to act instantaneously or to be unique. Larson, onthe other hand, claims that it is a unique force derivable directly from motion, and that it
does act instantaneously (a ―neglected fact‖). But Larson‘s point of view may be true
only if gravitation is indeed the phenomenon being observed. Should local manifestationsthat are called gravitation prove to be electromagnetic phenomena, it may mean that
Larson‘s concept of gravitation needs to be reassessed.
Larson also tackles the idea of an absolute speed limit. He is willing to say that theabsolute limit of the speed of light is erroneous. His limiting value of the total scalarspeed of an object is 3c,not c.Time is not immune to new interpretation either. In the Reciprocal System, time can have
three independent dimensions (an ―unrecognized fact‖). And space
can
move. These
 phenomena are the results of Larson‘s postulation that space
and time have meaning only
in the motion equation. There is motion and direction in time, but not ―time travel‖.
The reader should be prepared for some mind-wrenching mental gymnastics that involvethe fundamental aspects of Newtonian mechanics and its prodigy. The book is not easy toread. But doing so gives a healthy appreciation of the fundamental doubts many of thecelestial minds of physics have toward mechanics, principally, and electromagnetics to amuch lesser degree. Larson has included a good many sentences on the flaws of Relativity. He demonstrates that the elevation of the theory of Relativity above physicalfacts has produced the dangerous situation of discrediting the value of objective truth. Hisname can be added to the long list of scientists and mathematicians who have been
 pointing out again and again what is wrong with Einstein‘s Theory of Relativity, yet it
seems to fall on deaf ears.

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