Some years ago the German doctor of chemistry Peter Plichta published a revolutionary theory in which he is claiming matter and energy, space and time, to be encoded in numbers. Because the style of Plichta's writings was not always appropriate for scientific argumentation, he could not overcome the initial resistance to his ideas and was seen by the multitude as a mere crank. It was even not advisable to refer to Plichta in a serious scientific paper.
However, Jan Boeyens, one of the leading professors of theoretical chemistry, is confronting the main stream theories of relativity, quantum theory, wave-particle duality, orbital angular momentum, atomic shape and chemical bonding in the second part of his book Chemistry from First Principles with an alternative theory of the periodic laws, chemical interaction, structure theory and even cosmology. This truly extraordinary book has to be seen as an extension of his monograph on The Periodicity of Atomic Matter, and both books are rooted in Plichta's original ideas of the prime number cross.