Dear Dr. Einstein,
Let me start out by saying how much I admire and respect you, and the body of work that you left behind. The thoughts, the calculations, the concepts that you have given to humanity are indeed breathtaking. Of the geniuses recognized by society, you are clearly one of, if not the best.
Newton, Tesla, Darwin and Euclid were all great in their day, but yours was the vision that has allowed those of us that have followed you to perceive the universe in a new way; to begin to understand the manner in which the universe has been constructed. To understand the rules which govern the interactions of matter at both the macro and micro levels, and to begin to make sense of the forces structures that surround us.
So first, and on that count, I’d like to thank you and offer a hearty ‘Bravo!, Well done.’
And you were also a decent and thoughtful human being. Your thoughts, and the writings and statements that you left behind have been an inspiration to many, including me. It must have been difficult to have lived a life in the spotlight as you did, and not lose touch with your humanity, and for that, I salute you again.
I share your distrust of Quantum Mechanics, because, I believe that when you must resort to probability functions to achieve the answers that appear to be correct, you must not have fully understood the problem at hand. But I realize, as did you, that it was the best that we could do at the time. Maybe, this little tome that I have created will help.
And I forgive you (like you really need my forgiveness) for helping to create the atom bomb. They probably would have figured it out anyway, without your help. There are always unintended consequences. I just hope that the consequences of my work will not result in new ways to create death and destruction, but knowing humans, I’m sure someone will find a way.
This book, in almost every way, is just a continuation of the work that you started. You were the one that realized, as opposed to almost everyone else at the time, that the speed of light is a universal (in the broadest sense of the word) constant. This is a stunning conclusion, and was the springboard for the deep and critical analysis that followed. And in that respect, this book has followed that lead, too.
But you didn’t push that thought quite far enough; you didn’t push it to its logical conclusion, which is: that the speed of light is not only constant, but that velocity is the only measurement that is constant, and that it, and it alone, must be utilized as a yardstick with which to measure the universe.
So, in many ways, I feel that this is a book that you might have written if you’d had the advantage of time and intellectual resources that I’ve had. I realize that you would have written it in a more scholarly and didactic style, but I wrote it in a form that, although lacking in intellectual rigor, would be more accessible to a greater number of readers because, like you, I believe that a good description should be, at its best, simple, understandable and comprehendible to the greatest number of people.
Please forgive me for that.
I believe that, at this time, Science, and Physics in particular, is at an impasse, and that the tired old geometry that we are using to describe our universe is terribly short sighted and simplistic, and does not have the basis to allow us to describe things as they actually are.
And that is really what this book is about. It’s not put forward as some sort of alternate physics, or in an effort to debunk any of the things that we, and the great researchers and scientists have learned, but rather to offer a new language for them, a way that allows better descriptions of the things that we’ve learned about the universe in the short time that we have been able to apply serious study to these topics.
So thanks for all of the help, the inspiration and your body of work that has made this possible. Thanks for being a model of what a thinking person can and should be and for providing some moral and intellectual clarity to us all. Even those who don’t really know much about your work revere you as a genius, and the memory of you, and what you achieved lives with us all.
You left this world in a better place than it was before you, and that’s the best that any of us can hope to do. I don’t know what we’d have done without you.
And I hope that my efforts here will help us continue that journey.