Patrick J. Ricard
Patrick J. Ricard is a retired teacher who has always searched for the truth about the universe in many disciplines. He developed some of his ideas based on his teaching experiences, having discovered that finding common ground based on similar background knowledge was essential for each student to connect to new information being taught. Challenging topics for them to communicate would emerge from using common ideas to ignite rich conversations communally in class discussion once several basic ideas were identified by everyone as building blocks, and this feeling of synergy and emotional connection made everyone enthusiastic about exploring, sharing, and playing with ideas and idea arrays. It was contagious.
Idea Materia, Patrick J. Ricard's first in a series of four books that will explore, "Can Ideas be measured by science; the codification of knowledge; speculative theories of gravity, dark matter, and a theory of everything; and finally, static and fluid time," have been written to expand everyday ideas, and are a source of intellectual play for everyone who reads them.