ASTRO-METRICS is a fusion of sciences. This is its strength, and this is its burden. This work is multi-disciplined in the broadest sense. Old ideas and new theories are used without hesitation, as long as reason and logic remain in control. Astronomy, cosmology, theosophy, theology and even esoteric astrology have been employed. Both inductive as well as deductive logic have been used to synthesize these diverse disciplines into a unified theory. Consequently, the reader will have found it very helpful to at least be cognizant of these disciplines.
We may consider ourselves creatures of reason. We are quick to profess acceptance of the "scientific method", but we are just as quick to dismiss on "faith" a hypothesis that runs counter to the grain of popular beliefs. Truth is independent of belief. Truth can best be determined by skeptical investigation employing the scientific method. The scientific method requires only that a theory be testable, and that it be subject to verification through and supported by valid data. The reader is asked to further consider that the tools of science are models that describe reality and that other disciplines can also provide models to describe that reality.
It would be the height of egotism to think that the vast universe is the sole abode of mankind. Those who suspect that we are not the only technological creature in the galaxy will find that ASTRO-METRICS not only supports their suspicions, but also answers some of their many, most insightful, questions (e.g. where is this intelligent life to be found? What is it like? What is its relationship to humanity?).
This work expands our understanding about the nature of the universe. Those who read it will find neither a "cold", mathematical treatise nor a "soft", nebulous philosophical work. Rather, it merges the two, obtaining testable and measurable scientific predictions.
This web site highlights some of ASTRO-METRICS' most important conclusions. The main body of the book is oriented toward a reader who has had an introductory college level course in astronomy, or toward the serious amateur astronomer who often reads popular journals on the subject. Those with a general interest in cosmology (that philosophy dealing with the origin, general structure and purpose of the universe) will also find it interesting. The appendices provide supportive information in greater detail and at a higher technical level. College level courses in physics and/or astronomy will prove very useful as well as an introductory course in the General Theory of Relativity.
However, the greatest attribute required to appreciate ASTRO-METRICS is an open mind willing to consider investigation and verification of the material contained herein.