Dewey B. Larson
755 N.E. Royal Court
Portland, Oregon 97232
Mar. 21, 1984
Since the page numbers are discontinuous again at the beginning of Chapter 26, I presume these changes are something that you have done deliberately. But I am mentioning them anyway. The following are comments on specific items:
Page 548 - This sentence seems to close the discussion of the subject, but the next paragraph opens it again. The conflicting sentence should be removed.
Page 549 - The following wording was omitted:
at the same spatial location. Two objects that are in contact in space are not
Page 554 - Omitted wording:
against observation or measurement. It must have been so tested
Page 574 - The three quotations are given in support of the assertion about the physicists’ atom that precedes them. This should be indicated by indentation.
Page 575 - These two quotes are similarly related to the sentence beginning “The theory of”. The quotation marks are unnecessary here.
Page 585 - The statement that I have marked for deletion is in the wrong place. I am including it in the addition to page 586.
Page 586 - This addition is as follows:
The inability to define its properties is not surprising. The properties of non-existent entities are always difficult to define precisely.
Page 590 - Add to second paragraph:
Thus the farther one of these products of the imagination departs from reality, the easier it is to meet the requirements for acceptance by the scientific community.
Page 591 - Omitted wording:
of physical existence at speeds greater than that of light, the field
Page 620 - Omitted wording
he can never assign a cause, and for which
Page 621 - Omitted wording:
and two or three-dimensional motion, between motion
I have been giving this first proof reading the priority, but I will get at the other things that are on the docket now that this priority job is nearly finished. One item that I might mention —if your friend Muir needs some incentive, the option of paying for the job is still open.