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Welcome to the Reciprocal System of theory

This site is dedicated to Dewey B. Larson's Reciprocal System of physical theory, a "theory of everything" that is based on the concept of motion, rather than matter. With only two, fundamental postulates, Larson was able to construct a theoretical universe based on just the inverse relation between space and time, that he called "motion." (It has nothing to do with something moving--"motion" is just a ratio between space and time that causes change.)

Larson's universe, referred to as the Universe of Motion, has some different premises than conventional theory:

  • Because mathematical relations are based on the multiplicative inverse (not the additive inverse), the condition of rest is unity--not zero. Larson calls this motion the natural datum, and is the speed of light. In Larson's universe, change is measured as a displacement from unity (the speed of light). A simple analogy to understand this concept is the see-saw, where the fulcrum is unity and distances are measured outward from the center, towards the far edges. Conventional science starts at the edges, measuring towards the center.
  • Because of this inverse, see-saw relationship of space and time, Larson's universe also contains two "halves" that he calls sectors. The first is the material sector, the one of our everyday experience, consisting of 3-dimensional space and clock time. Because of the reciprocal relation flipping across unity, he discovered the cosmic sector, the realm of 3-dimensional time and clock space. These two halves of the universe sit in opposition to each other, and are connected through his concept of motion.

As a result of this structure, the Universe of Motion tends to look inside-out to those with a conventional, scientific background--whom are usually the first to ask, "How can you have motion, without something moving?" Larson describes this as the "actors on the stage" approach, where you have things in a setting, and the two are entirely different from each other. Conventional science has "atoms" playing parts on the space/time stage of the Universe. In the Reciprocal System, however, the actors and stage are the same stuff--motion--acting in relative relation to each other. As such, the only fixed reference in a universe of motion is a speed--the speed of light, which Larson refers to as the "progression of the natural reference system."

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