From—Bek—To—Chrétien—Klein—Recognition Request—28 Jun 2002


Prime Minister Jean Chrétien

Premier Ralph Klein

Christopher Bek

House of Commons

307 Legislature Building

Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6

Edmonton, AB  T5K 2B7

Dear Prime Minister Chrétien,

Dear Premier Klein,

28 June 2002

Subject—Recognition Request for Achievement of Scientific Greatness

 


Canadian Government Manifesto

KnowledgeLeSavior

 


Table of Contents

Letter

Quotations

Copy

Profile

Enclosures

Responses

 


Letter

It is well established that the greatest scientific problem of all time is that of how to marry relativity theory with quantum theory.  Relativity is the natural law of space and time and is based on lightspeed.  Quantum theory is the natural law of matter and is based on Planck’s constant.  I have solved this problem by re-cognizing the fact that lightspeed and Planck’s constant are the same boundary of the spacetime continuum.  My theory of one meets the criteria of scientific greatness in that it is simple, beautiful and it explains everything.  Without being melodramatic, I would like to point out that this is an ontological truth which needs to be answered.

 

I have struggled both in developing the theory and in bringing it to the attention of authorities.  The problem is that its province lies far outside of everyday experience.  But I am confident that once people realize just how simple it is—they will embrace the theory and welcome it into their everyday lives.  I believe the theory of one will be of great significance to the people of Canada and, ultimately, to the people of the world.  My plan is to continue writing essays for as long as possible.  At some point I hope to produce pocketbooks composed of five essays per book for distribution to students.

 

Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957), the first woman to graduate from Oxford, said that war is a judgment which overtakes societies that have been living upon ideas that conflict too violently with the laws of nature.  The theory of one unites the laws of nature, and sets the table for Canada to lead the world in uniting the laws of nature with the ideas of society.  It is my hope that the government opens itself to the possibility that my situation is no different than the situation Galileo (1564-1642) found himself in 370 years ago when supporting the Copernican view that the Earth revolves around the Sun.  It is also my hope that, for the first time in history, we can all prove GW Hegel (1770-1831) wrong in his claim that history teaches us we have never learned anything from history.

 

For your reference, please find enclosed four essays along with five pieces of material relating to this request and the theory of one.  I believe that I am putting forth a win-win-win situation for the government, the people and myself to embark on an exciting adventure of truth and discovery—and invite the government and anyone else to contact me regarding this matter.

 

Sincerely,

Christopher Bek

 


Quotations

A second Enlightenment is now needed in which man can live in peace with his own discoveries and creations—enabled by a fuller comprehension to use them for his enrichment and pleasure.  The realization of this second Enlightenment cannot be fulfilled by ordinary educational means.  What we require are books with sufficient appeal and persuasive power to enlighten the intelligent but scientifically uninformed multitudes.

—Henry Margenau, Mathematics—Life Science Library (1963)

 

Quantum theory does not hold undisputed sway, but must share dominion with that other rebel sibling—relativity.  And although these two bodies together have led to the most penetrating advances in the search for knowledge—they must remain enemies.  Their fundamental disagreement will not be resolved until both are subdued by a still more powerful theory that will sweep away our present painfully won fancies concerning such things as space, time, matter, radiation and causality.  The nature of this theory may only be surmised—but it will ultimately come down to the very same certainty as to whether our civilization as a whole survives—no more no less.

—Banesh Hoffmann, The Strange Story of the Quantum (1947)

 

Einstein always began with the simplest possible ideas, and then put them into their proper context.  But Einstein failed in his attempt to create a unified field theory because he abandoned this simple conceptual approach and instead resorted to the safety of obscure mathematics.

—Michio Kaku, Beyond Einstein (1995)

 

While relativity uncovers the secrets of energy, gravity and spacetime—the other theory that dominated the twentieth century, quantum theory, is the theory of matter.  What Einstein didn’t realize, as physicists do now, is that the key to the unified field theory is found in the marriage of relativity theory and quantum theory.

—Michio Kaku, Beyond Einstein (1995)

 

In many ways the destinies of Einstein and Heisenberg were strangely interwoven, although the theories they created, relativity and quantum theory, are universes apart.  Both were revolutionary iconoclasts who challenged the established wisdom of their predecessors.

—Michio Kaku, Beyond Einstein (1995)

 

The idea that physical quantities do not take on any practical reality until someone measures them offended Einstein so much to the point where he asked the physicist Abraham Pais whether he believed the Moon really exists when no one is looking at it?

—David Lindley, Where Does the Weirdness Go? (1996)

 

Knowledge le savior.

—The Government of Canada, as depicted on the 2000 two-dollar coin

 


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Dr Harvey Weingarten

President and Vice-Chancellor

University of Calgary

Dr RB Hicks

Department Chair, Department of Physics

University of Calgary

Dr Helmy Sherif

Department Chair, Department of Physics

University of Alberta

Dr Ivan L'Heureux

Department Chair, Department of Physics

University of Ottawa

Dr Christopher McKee

Department Chair, Department of Physics

University of California, Berkeley

Dr Claudio Pellegrini

Department Chair, Department of Physics

University of California, Los Angeles

Dr Doug Osheroff

Department Chair, Department of Physics

Stanford University

Dr G Peter Lepage

Department Chair, Department of Physics

Cornell University

Dr Allen Mincer

Department Chair, Department of Physics

New York University

Dr Daniel Marlow

Department Chair, Department of Physics

Princeton University

Dr Gerald Gabrielse

Department Chair, Department of Physics

Harvard University

Right Honourable Joe Clark

Leader of the Federal Progressive Conservative Party

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Member of the Federal Liberal Party

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Former President of the United States

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Dr RB Hicks

Department Chair

Department of Physics

University of Calgary

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Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

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Dr Doug Osheroff

Department Chair

Department of Physics

Stanford University

Room 150, Varian Physics Bldg

382 Via Pueblo Mall

Stanford, CA  94305-4060 USA

(650) 723-4348

 

Dr Helmy Sherif

Department Chair

Department of Physics

University of Alberta

412 Avadh Bhatia Physics Laboratory

Edmonton, AB  T6G 2J1

(780) 492-2586

 

Dr G Peter Lepage

Department Chair

Department of Physics

Cornell University

109 Clark Hall

Ithaca, NY  14853 USA

(607) 255-7561

 

Dr Ivan L’Heureux

Department Chair

Department of Physics

University of Ottawa

Macdonald Hall, 150 Louis Pasteur

Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5

(613) 562-5800 ext 6770

 

Dr Allen Mincer

Department Chair

Department of Physics

New York University

4 Wash Pl, 4th Fl, MC 1113

New York, NY  10003 USA

(212) 998-7707

 

Dr Christopher McKee

Department Chair

Department of Physics

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA  94720-7300 USA

(510) 642-7166

 

Dr Daniel Marlow

Department Chair

Department of Physics

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ  08544 USA

(609) 258-4402

 

Dr Claudio Pellegrini

Department Chair

Department of Physics

University of California, Los Angeles

Box 951547

Los Angeles, CA  90095-1547 USA

(310) 825-3440

 

Dr Gerald Gabrielse

Department Chair

Department of Physics

Harvard University

17 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA  02138 USA

(617) 495-2866

 


Profile

Christopher Bek is a mathematician, actuary, philosopher, scientist and writer—and is a superior spreadsheet, database and riskmodeling craftsman.  He has consulted to the top executives of one of the largest companies in Canada—and has made presentations relating to the philosophy and science of risk management in Houston and New York. Chris founded Risk Management Services in 1995 dedicated to helping executives develop scientific management practices that will allow organizations to properly serve the shareholders, the stakeholders and society in the community.  Socrates (470-399 BC) set the table for Plato (427-347 BC) by radically insisting that we must first answer the question of what X is before we can say anything else about X.  Plato then founded philosophy by daring to ask what existence would be like outside the cave.  Chris founded Philosophymagazine on 1 January 2001 in support of those who have taken a less traveled road in the struggle towards daylight.

 


Enclosures

PM—QED Baby

PM—Against Physics

PM—Transcending Uncertainty

PM—The Great Cosmic Accounting Blunder

Bergamini—Life Science Magazine—Mathematics (1963)

Hoffmann—The Strange Story of the Quantum (1947)

Lindley—Where Does the Weirdness Go? (1996)

Kaku—Beyond Einstein (1995)

 


Responses

From—Chrétien—To—Bek—Acknowledgement of T1—12 Jul 2002

From—Lloyd—To—Bek—Acknowledgement of T1—1 Aug 2002

From—Klein—To—Bek—Acknowledgement of T1—16—July—2002