posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 11:21 AM
Did you just "pull " the race card ?
"Many of the full members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth teach at colleges and universities, which obviously wouldn't be the case if there was some
natural connection between "CTers" and people who can't think rationally. "
--Well it is further down in a previous response.I am ever so glad you chose the "Scholars for truth"
----The following is from Debunk 911
Their most famous member, and co-founder, is Steven Jones, a physicist at Brigham Young University. He has become famous for publishing a paper on the
WTC collapse. Thus far this paper though, has only been reviewed, not in a journal on physics, or structural engineering, but in a Marxist journal of
political economy. BYU itself has rejected his work. Dr. Jones primary research has been, not in structural engineering or the reaction of metals to
heat, but in cold fusion, which even in the physics community is regarded as bordering on alchemy. Even more bizarrely, his other famous published
work was one right out of the World Weekly News, claiming that Jesus visited Central America based on ancient Indian artwork.
So maybe the "scholars" have other "experts" from whom Dr. Jones (Indiana?) is relying on, so I decided to look over their list of "full
members" described here as:
I compiled the list of members and categorized them by specialty, position and institution, which actually was rather difficult. Oddly enough many of
the members don't list their qualifications or university, which is quite strange, since every professor I have ever met is more than happy to go on
for hours about their academic credentials.
I came up with a list of 76 members, expecting it to be full of Ivy League engineers and distinguished Middle Eastern scholars, experts bent on
proving that the US government, and not Osama bin Laden attacked the World Trade Centers. I was wrong.
Out of the 76 "experts" the most common academic discipline was philosophy, with 9 members, including a co-founder. Since 7 members did not even
list an academic discipline, this was 1/7 of their credentialed membership. English/literature and psychology came in next with 5 members each. Even
theology and "humanities" came in with 4 and 3 members respectively. Among actual scientific fields, physics was way in front, with 5 members,
including the aforementioned Dr. Jones. I am not sure as to their academic credentials though, at least one of the "physicists", Jeffrey Farrer,
isn't even a professor, he is a lab manager at BYU. One has to wonder whether Steven Jones' janitor is also listed as an associate member?
So how many engineers do they have? Out of the 76, a grand total of 2. Jean-Pierre Petit, a French aeronautical engineer, who despite the obvious
handicap of being French actually seems to have a relevant qualification. Curiously enough though, he doesn't seem to have written a single word on
9/11. He has written though, on a mysterious plot by the US military to bomb Jupiter with anti-matter weapons!
The second engineer is Judy Wood, who has been mentioned in the comments here for her bizarre billiard ball from the top of the World Trade Center
theory. OK, Ms. Wood is an actual Mechanical Engineer at Clemson, but thus far her work has been primarily focused on the stresses of dentistry. A
fascinating field no doubt, but hardly relevant to planes crashing into buildings.
So how many structural engineers are listed? Absolutely zero. How many experts in Middle Eastern studies, or the Arabic language? Also zero. But they
do have a professor of social work!
There's Your Sighn