Dewey B. Larson
755 N.E. Royal Court
Portland, Oregon 97232
November 30, 1986
Your letter of Nov. 17 was supposed to have an enclosed spreadsheet with your calculations of the masses of the cosmic elements, but it was missing.
The periodic table designs that you sent in a previous letter are interesting, and I think that they may be useful in connection with discussions of the subject. Just how the table is set up depends on what particular point one wishes to emphasize, and it is therefore helpful to have a choice among a number of designs.
The combinations M ½-½-1, M 1-1-0, and 1-1-1 are not likely to exist; other than momentarily, for the reasons given in NBM, page 142. I doubt if they should be shown in the diagram.
If you go ahead with your idea of coming to Portland toward the end of the month we will, of course, expect you to stay with us. Also I hope you will be able to stay long enough to get an impression of what Oregon is like in the wet season.