Dewey B. Larson
755 N.E. Royal Court
Portland, Oregon 97232
June 26, 1985
No doubt you are finding, as I have for so many years, that it is a very frustrating undertaking to try to get someone to listen to new ideas. Very intelligent people come out with such unintelligent reasons for their refusal. Dr. Motz, for instance, admits being favorably impressed by the astronomical part of the book, but is turned off by the rest, the physics, he means. But this makes no sense at all. The astronomy is based on the physics, and is worthless if its foundations are repudiated.
I don’t know just what the answer to this problem might be, but it is evident that you need some more ammunition of some kind. I think that one of the principal obstacles standing in our way is an impression that the basic physical principles, as they now stand in currently accepted theory, are incontestable. It would seem, therefore, that a short article demonstrating that there is a serious error in these accepted principles might help to get at least some of these individuals to realize that they are not standing on a solid foundation after all. I have had this in mind for some time, and I have written such an article. I believe it might have a chance of being published in a scientific journal, so we will not be able to use it for other purposes until I explore this possibility, but what I now have in mind is to write a different version of the same thing, bringing out the points in a different manner. I will have this ready soon, and will send you a copy. Perhaps it will be a useful tool for breaking down some of the misplaced confidence in the currently fashionable fundamental ideas.