The Jasons are the nearest successor group to the Manhattan Project scientists. Prof. John Wheeler cofounded the group in 1959 in response to Sputnik. They are the première science consultants to the U.S. government.
For the past twenty years and for the last six years with the help of Dr. Ron Pandolfi, now with the Office of Transnational Issues at Central Intelligence, I have been attempting to alert the scientific community to the possibility and consequences of a fundamental flaw in the scientific cosmology. About two years ago we attempted to initiate a discussion at the National Science Foundation and at the American Physical Society, with meager success.
Our audience of last resort is now the Science Office at the White House; however, at Ron's suggestion I will first bring my case to the Jasons. For this purpose I am not seeking any sort of endorsement on the part of the Jasons. Rather, I seek a minimal acknowledgement from one or more of them that, indeed, the scientific cosmology might possibly be fallible in some fundamental way that could have significant consequences.
As an abstraction, fallibility has always been acknowledged by science. Furthermore, scientists have generally admitted to being disinterested in philosophical issues. In an ideal world there would be numerous philosophers who would be critiquing the fundamental assumptions of science, and discussing alternative cosmologies, but a continued monitoring of the philosophical community identifies no such person, nor any that have lived in this century. Anyone sincerely concerned with the advance of truth should find this lack unsettling. It is this conceptual vacuum that I am addressing.
One might suppose that I should take up this issue first with the philosophical rather than the scientific community. My present strategy is, however, based on my years of discussion within academe as well as my own study. For historical reasons that remain obscure, the responsibility for cosmology has, since the middle of the last century, been granted implicitly and exclusively to the scientists. In my experience it will require some affirmative action on the part of the scientific community to alter that situation. My strategy is designed to determine the necessary minimum for such action.
There is then an historical stalemate within the intellectual community. To break that stalemate I must appeal to some outside authority. Thus, as a last resort I have been forced to turn to the government, and specifically to the CIA and now to the Jasons. My longstanding liaison with Dr. Pandolfi is based mostly upon the above issue. From my contact with Ron and other responsible individuals including a senior Senate Intelligence staff person, I can reasonably conclude that some others of influence in the government share my concerns. I can, only speculate, however, as to the sources of their concern and as to why this remedial effort is being placed primarily in my own hands.