psychoanalysis and developed an electromagnetic theory of the solar system,applicable to the Universe. Larson, on the other hand, explored theoreticalphysics from his background in mechanics and developed his physicaltheory based on
.To even begin the task of creating his own physical theory, Larson had tobecome familiar with prevalent theories. He is not an academian nor aresearcher of the “Establishment”. In the preface of one of his earlier books,
Nothing But Motion
(1974), he described himself as an “uncommittedinvestigator”. Such an investigator is free of the economic politics of establishment science. Larson is an amateur in this sense only. In the courseof his research, he has noted observations and theoretical facts deduced inhis theory that have been and continue to be neglected by the professionals;hence this his latest book.At the heart of his theory and the first concept he presents to the reader iswhat he calls
. A scalar is the magnitude of a vector. InLarson’s theory it is a motion itself. The concept is difficult to convey andNeglected Factsis written to help explain, as well as to point out evidencefrom astronomy, that scalar motion and its variety of forms exist.His universe of scalar motion, called the Reciprocal System of Theory, isalgebraic and 3D Euclidean, making it a complex entity to visualize. It hasmany surprises. Motion, not matter, not energy, not charge, is the basicentity that occurs in discrete units. The concept of objects moving and theinteractions of these objects inside a container (the science of kinematics)seems intuitively obvious, as does the idea that all effects must have theircauses within the container. Larson claims these ideas are wrong. In histheory there is no “container” for objects to move around in. To him the“container” is a local imperception. He conceives of causes outside thissubjective “container” of our holocentric viewpoint, producing effects insidethe “container”. This exterior causal zone he refers to as the inverse orcosmic sector of the universe (where antimatter exists).There is what Larson refers to as “distributed scalar motion”. He introducesthis idea in his first chapter “Fundamentals” and refers to a variety of itspossible forms throughout the text. Any such motion : can have either aninward or an outward direction, yet has no pinpointable reference frame.When a reference frame is assigned, an object is created relative to thatreference frame. And the object can be observed to follow any path.