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August 9, 2018

Wikipedia Article on Dewey Bernard Larson Taken Down; New Article on Dewey B. Larson Submitted

Filed under: Science — transpower @ 3:38 pm

Here’s what I submitted.  Let’s hope this stays up!

Dewey Bernard Larson (November 1, 1898; McCanna, North Dakota – May 25, 1990; Portland, Oregon) was an American engineer and the author of numerous books in the realm of physics, astrophysics, metaphysics, and economic science.


Scientist, Engineer, Author


The Universe of Motion, Nothing But Motion, The Structure of the Physical Universe, The Case Against the Nuclear Atom, Beyond Newton, New Light on Space and Time, Quasars and Pulsars, Nothing But Motion, Basic Properties of Matter, The Universe of Motion, Beyond Space and Time, The Road to Full Employment, The Road to Permanent Prosperity


Larson graduated from Oregon State University in the class of 1922 along with his classmate and lifelong acquaintance Linus Pauling and with a major in Engineering Science. As Chief Engineer for a utility company in Portland, Larson was heavily involved with research activity for its chemical products. In the meantime, influenced by the Australian-born philosopher Samuel Alexander and others, he pursued theoretical physics research on his own, seeking a means to calculate the inter-atomic distances of solid state elements from first principles.

Theoretical Work:

In the physical sciences Larson developed what he termed the Reciprocal System of Theory, based on two fundamental postulates on the nature of space and time, claiming to derive the existence of matter, radiation, electricity, magnetism, gravitation etc. directly from the mentioned postulates.

In his books on economics Larson developed what he deemed to be a general theory of economics based on the scientific method. The main thesis of The Road to Full Employment is that unemployment is independent on the size of the labor force, but determined by the value of labor being at least equal to its total cost. In The Road to Permanent Prosperity the author formulates a number of fundamental principles.


Larson’s work is strongly supported by a minority of scientists and engineers, but it has not yet received general acceptance by the scientific community. Among academics, his work was championed and further developed by Dr. K.V.K. Nehru of the Department of Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India, along with Dr Vijay Kumar of the Department of Physics at the same institution, as well as by individual researchers, such as Dr. Ronald W. Satz, who founded and chairs The International Society of Unified Science.

Dr. Ronald W. Satz’s Extensions of Larson’s Work:

Satz’s first book on the theory was The Unmysterious Universe, published in 1971. Recent software packages in the theory are also by Satz, The Reciprocal System: Microcosmos Database, 2014, the world’s first computational theoretical database for the properties of matter, and The Reciprocal System: Macrocosmos Database, for astronomy and astrophysics. In 2017 Satz published a new software eBook Existents and Interactions: A Computational Treatise of the Reciprocal System–The True Theory of Everything. This consists of two files: a PDF file containing 1711 pages and a PPT files containing 1711 slides; thousands of equations and numerous graphs are included in this work. And in 2018, Satz came out with another software package, this time making it easy to apply Larson’s economic theory, Optimal Economist: An Implementation of Larsonian Econophysics. All of Satz’s works are available at and Satz’s theoretical physics and theoretical economics Web site is


[1]  D. Larson, The Structure of the Physical Universe (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1959); Nothing But Motion (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1979).  The latter is Volume I of the revised and enlarged The Structure of the Physical Universe.

[2]  D. Larson, Basic Properties of Matter (Salt Lake City, UT:  International Society of Unified Science, 1988).  This is Volume II of the revised and enlarged The Structure of the Physical Universe.

[3]  D. Larson, The Universe of Motion (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1984).  This is Volume III of the revised and enlarged The Structure of the Physical Universe.

[4]  D. Larson, The Case Against the Nuclear Atom (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1963).

[5]  D. Larson, Beyond Newton:  An Explanation of Gravitation (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1964).

[6]  D. Larson, New Light on Space and Time (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1965).

[7]  D. Larson, Quasars and Pulsars (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1971).

[8]  D. Larson, The Neglected Facts of Science (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1982).

[9]  D. Larson, Beyond Space and Time (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 1995).

[10]  D. Larson, The Road to Full Employment (Salt Lake City, UT:  International Society of Unified Science, 1976).

[11]  D. Larson, The Road to Permanent Prosperity (Portland, OR:  North Pacific Publishers, 2008).

[12]  R. Satz, The Unmysterious Universe (Troy, NY:  The New Science Advocates, 1971).  (The New Science Advocates was the original name of the International Society of Unified Science.)

[13]  R. Satz, Existents and Interactions:  A Computational Treatise of the Reciprocal System—The True Theory of Everything (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2017).

[14]  R. Satz, The Reciprocal System:  Microcosmos Database (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2014).

[15]  R. Satz, The Reciprocal System:  Macrocosmos Database (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2018).

[16]  R. Satz, Optimal Economist:  An Implementation of Larsonian Econophysics (Penndel, PA:  Transpower Corporation, 2018).

[17]  Marquis Who’s Who awarded Dr. Ronald W. Satz its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

[18]  R. Heinberg, “The Smartest Person I’ve Met,” Museletter, No. 183, July 2007.  “The books, lectures, and articles that Dewey Larson left behind offer exhilarating food for thought even for readers with modest scientific training. His writings challenge us to think critically and not take anything for granted.”

[19]  I. Asimov, “Review of The Case Against the Nuclear Atom,” Chemical and Engineering News, July 29, 1963.   “As an iconoclastic work, Larson’s book is refreshing. The scientific community requires stirring up now and then; cherished assumptions must be questioned and the foundations of science must be strenuously inspected for possible cracks. It is not a popular service and Mr. Larson will probably not be thanked for doing this for nuclear physics, though he does it in a reasonably quiet and tolerant manner and with a display of a good knowledge of the field.”

[20]  R. Redin, Department of Physics, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, “Review of The Case Against the Nuclear Atom,” Chemical Engineering, July 22, 1963.  “Mr. Larson shows himself to be well-informed on the current status of physics research and there is very little in the book that is factually wrong.”

[21]  Discovery Magazine, “Review of The Case Against the Nuclear Atom  July 1963.”  “To all of us, steeped in the unquestioning adoration of the contemporary scientific method, this is rude and outspoken book, which sometimes hurts. The frightening thing about it is that it rings true.”

[22]  F. Schmeidler, Munich University Observatory, “Review of New Light on Space and Time,” Naturwissenschaftliche Rundshau, September 1966.  “Only a careful investigation of all of the author’s deliberations can show whether or not he is right.  The official schools of natural philosophy should not shun this (considerable, to be sure) effort. After all, we are concerned here with questions of fundamental significance. Still less will it be permissible to condemn the author as a heretic just because he opposes the ‘accepted’ doctrines of modern physics. Opposition is illegitimate only if essential error is proved …Whether an unbiased investigation of the author’s theses would lead to confirmation or rejection is not for the reviewer to say in advance; the question is too complicated to be decided briefly.”

[23]  H. Wuenscher, former Assistant Director for Advanced Projects, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, letter to the then-current Director, November 1, 1979, reprinted in Reciprocity, Spring 1981.  “I have never before seen anybody with such an independent and absolute logic.”

[24]  J. Dalton, Amazon Review of  The Unmysterious Universe, March 24, 2014. “Ron Satz has written the best popular scientific book I have ever read. Every page is packed with jewels glistening with an incredible new and beautiful understanding of the universe. His book presents a brilliant summary of the Larson Reciprocal Theory in layman’s terms which are clear, concise and cogent. He has done a great service to humanity and the book should be required reading in every high school and university.”

last updated 08/30/2018–added additional References

Note:  Some moronic buffoon at Wikipedia has deleted the article; therefore, please boycott Wikipedia–it’s become a joke.



  1. I understand your frustration with Wikipedia, but don’t throw the baby out with the bath.

    Comment by Mike Jones — April 5, 2019 @ 1:24 pm

  2. They dont want the truth out there

    Comment by Jay — June 6, 2019 @ 6:54 am

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