I emailed to professors a link to “Introduction to the Theory of Waves,” and I’ve received several dozen responses.  Mostly folks have said they haven’t read it yet but would get to it or that it’s not exactly connected to their discipline.  Several have suggested I walk the conventional path and submit to peer-reviewed journals.  It has been suggested I specialize in one discipline.  Some expressed enthusiasm for the thesis and have shared it with colleagues.  No minds blown.  Some tentative relationships are forming.

I’m definitely having difficulty translating the thesis into a brief enough format that it’s consumable in a fifteen-minute sitting.  There is a consensus that “Introduction to the Theory of Waves” is trying to do too much in too short a space.  Several have recommended that a book is required.  I’m not seeing the sense in writing a book that no one would read.  First, this website would have to stir a fairly robust response.

This site is composed of hundreds of short pieces, maybe half having to do with the base thesis and evolution, exploring various little parts of the many connected aspects of the thesis.  “Introduction to the Theory of Waves” places maybe 70 percent of those various ideas in a single, condensed, integrated package.  I made it short to increase the chances of it being read.  But the density is a barrier to the ideas being understood.  Nonacademics visiting the piece and leaving comments are expressing frustration and dismay.  Academics rarely leave comments; they send me emails.

I’m feeling flummoxed and occasionally depressed.  Clearly, this is an artistic endeavor, what with my being unable to conduct studies, perform experiments or access the peer-reviewed community of academics.  I survey the literature, collect data and form hypotheses.  Still, I have an experience of feeling-part-of-something-larger-than-the-self in a context of my experiencing/observing the creation and coming together of a theory of human evolution that, to me, displays elegance, beauty, symmetry and simplicity.

The simplicity has been difficult to impart.  It has been my experience that I sit (at my keyboard) and watch/listen to the integration of several seemingly unconnected threads of experience and observe their forming intimate relations within a single paradigm.  Simplicity emerges from cacophony.  Yet, I seem unable to communicate this experience.

I experience beauty.  Yet, as an artist seeking to communicate that experience, I mostly fail.

So, I’ll continue to email those professors publishing in fields connected to what I have to say.  With time, I’m hoping that the artist within me will have the experience of sharing the joy of this alternative world view.

I’ll continue to seek a way to make it simple.


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