Subject—Recognition Request for Achievement of Scientific Greatness (28 June 2002)

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6
Dear Prime Minister Chrétien,

Premier Ralph Klein
307 Legislature Building
Edmonton, AB  T5K 2B7
Dear Premier Klein,

Christopher Bek
28 June 2002

Canadian Government Manifesto

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.
Christopher Bek

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


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 Ottawa, Ontario
Right Honourable David Collenette Member of the Federal Liberal Party Ottawa, Ontario
Mr 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 Gord Nixon President, Royal Bank of Canada Toronto, Ontario
Mr Israel H Asper Executive Chairman of the Board, Canwest Global Communications Corp. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mr Peter Mansbridge Chief Correspondent, CBC News Toronto, Ontario
Mr Peter Jennings Broadcaster, ABC Inc. New York, New York
Mr Richard Smith Editor-in-Chief, Newsweek Inc. New York, New York
Ms Carmen McDonald Revenue Alberta Edmonton, Alberta
Canada Customs and Revenue Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Healthcare Edmonton, Alberta
Dr Karim Surani Doctor, Eaton’s Medical Centre Calgary, Alberta
Ms Sonya Savage Lawyer, Randal Jarvis Law Office Strathmore, Alberta
Ms Michelle Rowe Accountant, Roberts & Company Calgary, Alberta

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.