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5.0 out of 5 stars A Work of Genius, November 18, 2007
This review is from: The Universe of Motion (Hardcover)
Engineer-scientist D. B. Larson is the creator of the Reciprocal System of physical theory, a unified, general theory of the universe. He carefully studied the properties of matter for 30 years attempting to find patterns which would enable their calculation, and he eventually arrived at the conclusion that space and time are reciprocally related (conceptually, not just mathematically) in motion. His first book, The Structure of the Physical Universe, came out in 1959. In the 1980's he published the second edition of this work, in three volumes. The Universe of Motion is the third volume and applies the Reciprocal System to astronomical phenomena: dust particles, stars (including main sequence stars, red giants, white dwarfs, cataclysmic variables, and supernovae types I and II), planets, planetary nebulae, globular clusters, open clusters, elliptical galaxies, spiral galaxies, giant spheroidal galaxies, pulsars, and quasars (classes I and II). Cosmic rays, x-ray phenomena, radio-wave phenomena, and redshifts are treated in detail. Temperature and age limits of matter are revealed, as is the cyclic nature of the two major sectors of the universe. This is the work of a genius many decades ahead of his time. He lays bare the many conceptual mistakes of current physics and astrophysics: the nuclear theory of the atom, the hydrogen-to-helium conversion process in stars, the upside down theory of stellar evolution, black holes, neutron stars, the Big Bang, and the notion that quasars are not associated with galaxies--here Larson shows that astronomer Halton Arp's associations of galaxies, quasars, and radio galaxies are real--quasars are, in fact, ejecta from galaxies and will eventually move from the material sector to the cosmic sector. All scientists and engineers should read this book--but they won't. Too many individuals in the scientific profession have a herd mentality and will not change their belief in quantum mechanics, relativity, black holes, and the Big Bang, regardless of the disproofs offered--they refuse to think for themselves. Larson had one of the most logical and independent minds of the 20th century, and this book demonstrates his amazing brilliance. It's a pity it will probably take another 50-100 years before the Reciprocal System is accepted by a majority of the scientific community.
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Initial post: Nov 11, 2011 12:01:08 PM PST
Jeffrey E T says:
+1, Dr. Satz. Larson is destined to eclipse Einstein and Hawking in the long view of history. It will take more than you and I and a few others wishing, to collapse that "another 50-100 years" down to a single generation.

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 8:49:13 AM PST
P. Harvey says:
Add this to Walter Russell's work and you will be as close to an
explanation of how the Universe works as a human can hope to be
without first becoming a Buddha, a Christ etc. Mr Larson has jumped
our knowledge of creation by a full standard unit. A new paradigm will be needed
before science can embrace this man's work.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2014 4:26:23 PM PST
pictorex says:
Larson's system of theory is the only physical theory ever conceived that is able to derive the observed physical universe from simple axiomatic premises. It defines space and time as two aspects of motion, reciprocally related and existing in discrete units -and amazingly, everything else follows. The entire physical universe is a necessary consequence. What Larson has accomplished has never even been attempted, never even been considered possible. The man was far ahead of his time, but in another sense he came too late, because by the time he began publishing his findings in the 1960s, Einsteinianism had become an unassailable dogma, despite its demonstrable logical fallacies.
The Universe of Motion is not an easy read, but it will long remain unsurpassed in its field.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2014 6:37:44 PM PST
Having personally worked with Dewey B. Larson from 1965 until his death in 1990, I very much appreciate the above comments on my review. He's by far the most intelligent individual I've ever known. In 2014 I completed The Reciprocal System: Microcosmos Database, and I'm currently working on The Reciprocal System: Macrocosmos Database, which will include everything in The Universe of Motion as well as all essential astrophysical data. This will, of course, take many years to complete, so please be patient.
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