From—Bek—To—Chrétien—Klein—Proposal for Cooperation—28 October 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 October 2002

Subject—Proposal for Cooperation

 


Canadian Government Manifesto

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Table of Contents

Letter

Quotations

Copy

Profile

Enclosures

 


Letter

While studying mathematics at the University of Calgary in 1985, I bought a 120-page book from the university bookstore entitled The Universe and Dr Einstein written by Lincoln Barnett in 1948.  In the introduction to the book, Albert Einstein stresses the great importance of the general public be given the opportunity to understand the efforts and results of scientific research.  Einstein also expressed the opinion that restricting knowledge to a small group of people deadens the philosophical spirit and leads to spiritual poverty.  He acknowledged Barnett’s book as representing a valuable contribution which aptly serves to characterize the state of knowledge in physics.

 

Barnett opens his book by revealing that Einstein was the only scientist throughout history to be unanimously selected by the leading scientists of the time to be immortalized on the walls of the Riverside Church in New York.  He suggests that most people would be hard-pressed to explain why Einstein is there—that he discovered and help to discover relativity and quantum theory—two immensely important pillars of modern thought in our slow struggle to understand physical reality.  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.  My theory of one unites relativity and quantum theory by recognizing the fact that lightspeed and Planck’s constant are the boundary of spacetime.

 

Isaac Newton brought the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century Renaissance to a head by establishing the principals of science that have since dominated Western thought.  Newtonian physics rest on the detached study of objective reality based on the clear distinction between mind and matter.  Relativity in 1905 and then quantum theory in 1925 introduced the subjective observer into physics—forever eliminating the notions of both a clear distinction between mind and matter, and objective physical reality.  The idea that no objective reality exists which we all can agree on has since haunted physicists to the point of becoming collectively repressed like a bad childhood memory.  Schrödinger set forth his cat-in-a-box thought problem in 1935 intending to show the absurdity of the subjective interpretation of quantum theory.  The thought problem leads to the bizarre inference that the observer’s consciousness is what determines physical reality.  Eugene Wigner has been one of the few physicists then or since concerned with the role of consciousness—this in spite of the fact that televisions, computers and laser disks are based on quantum theory.  Norman Friedman tells us that we have no theory of consciousness.  But the theory is simple—not mind over matter—but mind equals matter.  We are simply all sharing the same dream.  Reality as we know it is a Godmade holographic creation.  That is a mathematical fact agreed on by philosophers and scientists like Democritus, Galileo, Descartes, Leibnitz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley and Einstein.  Lincoln Barnett said it perfectly—Gradually philosophers and scientists have arrived at the startling conclusion that since every object is simply the sum of its qualities, and since qualities exist only in the mind, the whole objective universe of matter and energy, atoms and stars, does not exist except as a construction of the consciousness.

 

Reality is a dream.  This is the truth that no one wants—the truth that will save the world—the truth that I have dedicated my life to uncovering—that I alone have had to bear.  I have nothing left emotionally or financially.  I would like to put forth a proposal for cooperation whereby the respective governments would fully satisfy their obligation to fostering higher truths.  I propose that both governments transfer $5,000 per month for the next fourteen months into my bank account—bringing the total to $70,000 per government by the end of 2003.  In return, I would produce an essay per month and would make myself available to meet with educators, doctors and other government agents.  The governments, or any other interested organizations, could purchase essays and books at cost, and could place logos on the philosophymagazine.com site.  I believe that I am putting forth a win-win-win situation.  To quote Jodie Foster from the 1997 movie Contact—All I am asking is for you to have the tiniest bit of vision.  To step back for one minute and look at the big picture.  To take a chance on something that might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity—for the history of history.

Sincerely,

 

Christopher Bek

 


Quotations

I call for a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.  I recognize the difficulties of this goal—for all this will not be finished in the first 100 days, nor will it be finished in the first 1000 days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet.  But let us begin.

—John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Gradually philosophers and scientists have arrived at the startling conclusion that since every object is simply the sum of its qualities, and since qualities exist only in the mind, the whole objective universe of matter and energy, atoms and stars, does not exist except as a construction of the consciousness—an edifice of conventional symbols shaped by the senses of man.

—Lincoln Barnett

 

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth—in a word all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world—have not any substance without the mind.  So long as they are not perceived by me, or do not exist in my mind or in the mind of any spirit, they have no existence whatsoever.

—Bishop George Berkeley (ie. Berkeley, California)

 

A company of chessmen stand on the same squares as where we left them—although perhaps the chessboard has, in the meantime, been carried out of the room into another.

—John Locke (Locke inspired the United States Constitution)

 

The next revolution in science may well be towards reintegrating the study of mind with the study of matter.

Consciousness plays absolutely no role in Newtonian physics.

—Ian Marshall and Danah Zohar

 

Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature, but in opposition to what we know of nature.

The first step forward is to see that attention is firmly fastened on the truth.

Endeavor to think well, for it is the only morality.

It is solved by walking.

—Saint Augustine

 

Anyone who is not totally offended by quantum theory does not understand it.

—Niels Bohr

 

Quantum theory is the most successful set of ideas ever devised by human beings.

—JP McEvoy and Oscar Zarate

 

Consciousness is a mystery.  We have no theory of consciousness, good or bad.

—Norman Friedman

 

The observer’s mind is the midwife that delivers reality.

—John von Neumann

 

An electron is an active agent making conscious choices.

—Freeman Dyson

 

No problem was ever solved by the same mind that created it.

Does the moon really exist when no one is looking at it?

—Albert Einstein

 

Bostonians are nothing but servile imitators of the British.

—Edgar Allan Poe

 

Calgarians are nothing but servile imitators of the Americans.

—Christopher Lloyd Bek

 

Society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

—Mignon McLaughlin

 

We have dreamed it.

—Jorge Luis Borges

 


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Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Ottawa, Ontario

Honourable Adrienne Clarkson

Governor General of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

Honourable
Stephen Harper

Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Federal Canadian Alliance Party

Ottawa, Ontario

Right Honourable
Joe Clark

Leader of the Federal Progressive Conservative Party

Ottawa, Ontario

Right Honourable William J Clinton

Former President of the United States

New York, New York

Ms Brigitte Vanherzeele

Canadiana Acquitions Division and Legal Deposit Office, National Library of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

Mr Peter Mansbridge

Chief Correspondent, CBC News

Toronto, Ontario

Mr Peter Jennings

Broadcaster, ABC Inc.

New York, New York

Mr Gord Nixon

President, Royal Bank of Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Mr Israel H Asper

Executive Chairman of the Board,
Canwest Global Communications Corp

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

Ms Jodie Foster

Actress, International Creative Management

Beverly Hills, California

Ms Sonya Savage

Lawyer, Randal Jarvis Law Office

Strathmore, Alberta

Dr Karim Surani

Doctor, Eaton’s Medical Centre

Calgary, Alberta

Dr J Naylor

Peter Lougheed Hospital

Calgary, Alberta

Minister Gary Mar

Alberta Health and Wellness

Edmonton, Alberta

Minister Allan Rock

Industry, Government of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

Mr Nigel Lloyd

Executive VP, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Investing in people, discovery & innovation

Ottawa, Ontario

Mr François Jubinville

Privy Council Office

Ottawa, Ontario

 


Addresses


Dr RB Hicks

Department Chair

Department of Physics

University of Calgary

Science B 605

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

(403) 220-5385

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.

 


Enclosures

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

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

From—Klein—Bek—Acknowledgement of T1—16 Jul 2002

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

Book—Who’s Afraid of Schrödinger’s Cat

by Marshall describes the relationship between matter and consciousness—and notes that consciousness plays absolutely no role in Newtonian physics—but that consciousness takes center stage in relativity and quantum theory.

Book—The Hidden Domain

by Friedman describes the mystery of consciousness and tells how we have no theory of consciousness whatsoever.

Book—Introducing Quantum Theory

by McEvoy describes quantum theory as the most successful set of ideas ever developed by man.  Quantum theory is the foundation of the periodic table, electronics, chemistry, biology and medical science.

Book—The Universe and Dr Einstein

by Barnett presents relativity and quantum theory in a popular manner yet still revealing the core of the problem—noting that restricting knowledge to a small group deadens the philosophical spirit of people and leads to spiritual poverty.

PM—Transcending Uncertainty

recounts the events leading up to the paradigm shift of quantum theory in 1925—and then takes a look at what we still have to learn from it.  The nanosecond forecast of Philosophymagazine calls for a monumental paradigm shift whereby we will finally orient ourselves to the universe.