Jan N. Sammer
78 Hartley Avenue
May 22, 1981
Mr. Dewey B. Larson
755 N. E. Royal Court
Portland, OR 97232
Dear Mr. Larson:
It is about a year since I joined the staff of a small journal of interdisciplinary studies, called Kronos; a few months ago I suggested to the editor. Prof. Lewis Greenberg, that he publish some articles introducing your work to the readership. Prof. Greenberg, who has been familiar with your books for a number of years, agreed in principle, and asked me to obtain a suitable piece. I approached Prof. Meyer with this in mind, and he expressed his willingness to write it—however, a few weeks later I had the chance to read some of your lectures published in Reciprocity, and they impressed me so much that I concluded that one or two of them would be the best possible means of introducing the Reciprocal System to Kronos’ readers; what is more, the lectures were ready and could be sent to Kronos’ staff members for evaluation right away.
The two specific lectures which I selected as being the most suitable are “The Mechanism of the Universe” and “The Fundamentals of Science in the 21st Century” . I have retyped the former, with a few minor changes, shown in red on the enclosed xerox—they are intended to modify the lecture slightly from a spoken to a printed format. The retyped version was sent to several staff members of Kronos, and after some discussions. Prof. Greenberg has asked me to obtain your permission to publish it. Due to a backlog of articles, the first of your pieces could appear only in February of 1982, and possibly as late as May. The second would follow three months after the first. (I will have “Fundamentals of Science” ready shortly, and will send you the retyped copy for your approval).
Kronos so far has had a rather strong focus on the work of Immanuel Velikovsky, but articles on other, quite unrelated subjects have appeared as well, as you may judge from the enclosed sample copy. The main criterion is that the work be valid, important, and unable to get a fair hearing through established channels. Once the two introductory articles are published, I expect that more specific pieces could follow, such as Prof. Meyer’s paper on Mercury’s precession, some of Mr. Satz’ quantitative work on gravitation, etc.
Would you kindly write me a note, giving your permission for Kronos to reprint “The Mechanism of the Universe,” with the indicated changes? Your help in filling in the missing references on page 33 would also be greatly appreciated.
Hoping to hear from you at your convenience,
cc. Prof. Frank Meyer