Subject— The Proposal of Ten Arguments (18 January 2013)

Premier Alison Redford
Government of Alberta
307 Legislature Building
Edmonton AB T5K 2B7

Mr Christopher Bek
602, 1133 Eighth Avenue SW
Calgary Canada T2P 1J7
403 471-7440
christopher.bek@gmail.com
www.philosophymagazine.com
18 January 2013

Dear Premier Redford,
Subject—The Proposal of Ten Arguments
Quotation—Great spirits are always violently opposed by mediocre minds. —Albert Einstein
Introduction.  I am writing to you to present a proposal that I have put together.  For your information I have included Background information as well as my Biography and the top ten arguments list below.  The key paragraph is entitled Proposal.  The following is a list of what is in this paragraph—I would like to have government agents and students write essays in response to my ten arguments—As well I would like to meet with government agents and students to talk about Philosophymagazine.com—I  would also like to enlist the services of an executive producer and an assistant to help me with Philosophymagazine.com.

Background.  The British philosopher and mathematician Alfred Whitehead (1861-1947) once suggested that all philosophy after Plato (427-347 BC) is merely a footnote.  For Plato, philosophy and mathematics were a passionate way of life.  He was obsessed with many things including the idea of transcending the physical world and achieving eternal existence.  Plato used his famous allegory of the cave to illustrate the difference between spurious belief and genuine knowledge—a distinction that lies at the heart of his most important work The Republic.  An allegory is the figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.  Imagine prisoners chained inside a cave such that they only see the shadows projected through eternal objects (eg. the Pythagorean Form) onto the wall from the light of the fire behind them.  A prisoner named Socrates breaks free of his chains and climbs out of the cave into daylight.  After a time his eyes adjust to the light and he returns to the cave intending to free the prisoners.  But back inside the cave Socrates now has trouble making out the shadows.  And his obvious attempt at liberation only serves to anger the prisoners for revealing the illusionary nature of their existence.  They become so overwrought with anxiety that they proceed to kill Socrates for it.  I would argue that I am the Plato of our generation.

Biography.  In 1987 I moved to Toronto after graduating from the University of Calgary with a degree in applied mathematics—and found myself working for The Wyatt Company as an actuarial analyst.  In 1989 I moved back to Calgary with The Wyatt Company.  In December 1990 I was back in Calgary during which I was doing a six-month stint in the San Francisco office of The Wyatt Company.  I then bought a house in Crescent Heights located north of downtown Calgary.  In 1993 I qualified as an associate actuary.  Actuaries use math to solve business problems.  In 1995 I left The Wyatt Company and began consulting to TransCanada Pipelines and PetroCanada in developing Monte Carlo simulation models.  In 1998 I began consulting with the CFO and treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited.  I had fifteen years of solving hard actuarial science and risk management problems.  I developed spreadsheet and database models, and wrote reports.  I also produced the first five essays regarding my theory of one and my Philosophymagazine.com website on 1 January 2001.  In 2001 Canadian Pacific Limited broke up into its five subsidiaries and was the beginning of my fall from grace.  With my theory of one (2001) I have united relatively theory (1905) with quantum theory (1925).  As such I have solved the greatest scientific problem of all time.  I freaked out when I presented my theory of one to the government twelve years ago—and nobody cares.  I lost my house in August 2003.  Since then I have spent my time updating my Philosophymagazine.com website, and writing essays and letters, and reading from the five hundred books in my library.  Starting on January 2000 I have written thirty-four essays and fifteen letters to the government.  I have also developed the Bernoulli model (ie. an advanced application of portfolio theory) and the four-moment Camus distribution (ie. mean, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis).

Top Ten Arguments.  I have put forth ten arguments that the government must answer.  The following is the list of the ten arguments that are also discussed in my Philosophymagazine Ten Top Arguments essay which is enclosed with this letter.
One—Argument vs Authority.
Two—The Theory of One.
Three—The Unpardonable Sin.
Four—The Bernoulli Model.
Five—Existentialism vs Bad Behaviorism.
Six—Freewill vs Determinism.
Seven—Ontology vs Organized Religion.
Eight—Philosophymagazine.com vs Newspapers.
Nine—The Illusion of Reality.
Ten—Superman vs Everyman.

Proposal.  I would like to meet with government agents and students on a weekly basis.  Government agents are those who are funded by the government (eg. doctors and educators).  I would like to have government agents and students write essays that either accept or challenge my arguments.  I would also like to enlist the services of an executive producer for one-half day per week.  Kent Hehr, MLA would be an excellent choice.  I met with him in his office which is just three blocks from where I live.  I would also like to recruit the services of an assistant for one-half day per week.  Again, an assistant from Kent Hehr’s office would be a superior selection.  The assistant would make appointments for me and would also help with mailing lists as well as helping to market Philosophymagazine.com.
Conclusion.  Even if my ten arguments are wrong, they are still effectively right because they are most assuredly biting in the right direction.  I will contact you in one month.

Sincerely,
Christopher Bek

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University of California Berkeley
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Harvard University
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Quotations

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 (1958)

Relativity asks questions like—Is there a beginning and end to time?  Where is the farthest point in the universe?  What lies beyond the farthest point?  What happened at the point of Creation?  By contrast, quantum theory asks the opposite questions—What is the smallest object in the universe?  Can matter be divided into smaller and smaller units without limit?  In many ways these two theories appear to be exact opposites.  Relativity concerns itself with the universe at large while quantum theory probes the subatomic world.
—Michio Kaku, Beyond Einstein (1995)

Neither relativity nor quantum theory by themselves provides a satisfactory description of nature.  Einstein showed that relativity theory alone cannot form the basis for the unified field theory.  Nor is quantum theory satisfactory without relativity.  Quantum theory can only be used to calculate the behavior of atoms and not the large-scale behavior of galaxies and the expanding universe.  Merging the two theories has consumed the Herculean efforts of scores of theoretical physicists for the past half century.
—Michio Kaku, Beyond Einstein (1995)

If we do discover a complete theory of everything, it should be understandable by everyone and not just a few scientists.  Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists and ordinary people, be able to take part in discussing questions as to why both we and the universe exist.  If we find the answer to that it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason—for then we would at last know the mind of God.
—Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time (1996)

Quantum theory deals with fundamental units of matter and energy.  Relativity deals with space, time and the structure of the universe as a whole.  Both are accepted pillars of modern scientific thought.
—Lincoln Barnett, The Universe and Dr. Einstein (1948)

The final theory of everything will undoubtedly be a mathematical system of uncommon tidiness and rigor that accommodates the physical facts of the universe as we know it.  The mathematical neatness will arrive first followed by its explanatory power.  Perhaps one day physicists will find a theory of such compelling beauty that its truth cannot be denied—truth will be beauty and beauty will be truth.  The theory will be, in precise terms, a myth.  A myth is a story that makes sense on its own terms, offers explanations of everything we see before us, but can neither be disproved nor tested.  This theory of everything will indeed spell the end of physics.  It will be the end not because physics has been able to explain everything, but because physics has at last reached the end of all the things for which it has the power to explain.
—David Lindley, The End of Physics (1993)

I know not what the world thinks of me, but as for myself, I seem to be only a boy playing on the seashore, now and again finding a smoother stone or a more beautiful shell—all the while the great ocean of truth lies undiscovered before me.
—Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

The theory of one brings the reader face to face with the stunning realization that the universe is bounded—rather than unbounded, as Einstein and others have asserted.  The theory of one delivers the ocean.  It is the theory that spells the end of physics.  It is the monolith of 2001—a spacetime odyssey.
—Christopher Bek, The Theory of One (2001)

If this discovery is confirmed, it will surely be one of the most stunning insights into our universe that science has ever uncovered.  Its implications are as far-reaching and awe-inspiring as can be imagined.  Even as it promises answers to some of our oldest questions, it poses others even more fundamental.  We will continue to listen closely to what it has to say as we continue the search for answers and for knowledge that is as old as humanity itself, but essential to our people’s future.
—President William J Clinton

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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.

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