Ch 1 Reference 4

The Scotsman, July 16, 1997 – Douglas Richards

Dame Professor Alice Maclaren of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group will presented her paper on Adjacent World Theory on the 17th at a plenary session of the XIIth International Congress of Mathematical Physics.  The congress is being held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  Dame Alice was accompanied by her husband Jess Maclaren and daughter Professor Marie Maclaren Lawrence (also of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group) and son-in-law John Lawrence III …

The Scotsman, July 20, 1997 – Douglas Richards

Dame Professor Alice Maclaren’s presentation of her paper on Adjacent World Theory was met with near universal skepticism and disclaim.  Doctor Henri Koenig of CERN said, “I have never seen such disregard for known science.”  Lowell Smithton of Cambridge said, “Her use of quantum mechanics for connecting the orbits of distant worlds has no relation to any mathematics that I know.”  David Lu of MIT said, “Pure fantasy.  To even insinuate that it could be physically proven is madness.”  Louis De Ver of the Sorbornne said, “This is a reason that no woman can be a great mathematician.  At a certain age a portion of their bodies die and they cannot reason.”

Dame Alice held a press conference on the 18th at the Hilton Brisbane.  This is her brief statement.  “I stand by my Adjacent World Theory that I presented yesterday.  Mankind is becoming crowded on Earth and we now know that to live on a single planet risk mankind’s eventual extermination.  These worlds are my gift to mankind.”  In these three sentences, she did not try to defend the mathematics or physics behind her theory.  It was almost as if she was saying it had to be done to protect mankind.

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