Simon J. Lewis Simon was born in England and attended Thornbury Grammar in Gloucestershire where his love of science developed. Relocating to Australia he continued his passion for physics and quest for the illusive Theory of Everything. Now the Holy Grail of Physics, this theory has managed to evade our scientists well into the 21st Century. Unrestricted by convention and other often dogmatic approaches to the problem, Simon decided to study gravity to the point of obsession. He realised it had something to do with too many unknowns and was the possible key to the Process of the Universe. His work for many years in the natural surroundings of the Australian outback rewarded him with an unusual affinity with nature and the opportunity to contemplate it in a serene timeless environment. His extensive research opened up different aspects of gravity and the workings of the Universe and grew into three books. The first, ‘Our Incredible Shrinking Planet’ describes the effects that increasing gravity would have on the evolution of life and the still active geology of our planet.
‘Our Incredible Shrinking Planet’ explores the possibility that gravity slowly increases over millennia forcing the Earth to become more massive and crush itself under the pressure. Scientists cannot explain how the dinosaurs managed to attain their huge sizes or how enormous pterodactyls were able to fly in our current gravity, so was it once less?