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Dear Steve

I submitted a paper last September on the subject of time and energy.  I have been asked to review and resubmit.  Reviewer A was dismissive.  I did not get the message across I fear.  However Reviewer B recognised the profound importance behind what I am proposing.  He basically says if I had the clout of Einstein it would be published and accepted.  Anyway, I have more work to do to complete it and would like assistance.  Your profile intrigued me as it requires some counterintuitive thinking.  I can send you the reviewers comments if you wish.

Kind Regards

Frank Martin

I have no idea what you proposed, and you don't actually say in this post.  Let me tell you two things:
1)  Reviewer A was dismissive, probably meaning that you were headed down the wrong track, but let's keep an open mind.
2)  Reviewer B said you'd need the clout of Einstein.  Do you know how many properly-done physics mysteries he solved?  You don't have the clout of Einstein, or I'd have heard of you for sure.  

Last thing.  Send me your ACTUAL PAPER and then I can tell you if you're a) a crackpot (I am an expert on those) with a seemingly good idea that was disproven long ago, b) someone with an idea that cannot be proven or disproven, or c) a person with a good idea worth studying.  You don't say one single thing about your paper, so how am I to respond?  I need not just their comments, I need the actual paper.


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Dr. Stephen O. Nelson


I can answer most basic physics questions, physics questions about science fiction and everyday observations of physics, etc. I'm also usually good for science fair advice (I'm the regional science fair director). I do not answer homework problems. I will occasionally point out where a homework solution went wrong, though. I'm usually good at explaining odd observations that seem counterintuitive, energy science, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and alternative theories of physics are my specialties.


I was a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, research in nuclear technology and nuclear astrophysics. My travelling science show saw over 20,000 students of all ages. I taught physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation safety, vacuum technology, and answer tons of questions as I tour schools encouraging students to consider careers in science. I moved on to a non-academic job with more research just recently.

Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, research in nuclear astrophysics reactions, gamma-ray astronomy technology, and advanced nuclear reactors.

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