I have been making fun of the group "Scholars" for 9/11 "Truth", because despite their claims that 84% of Americans believe in their conspiracy, their group only managed to increase the number of "Full Members" from 76 to 77, since I first counted in May. They have added more new members during that time, but it was offset by all the members quitting, usually accusing the group of academic fraud, or even being part of the conspiracy itself.
Well now it appears they have managed to bump up their ranks a bit, to 93, although this seems to be mostly through ignoring, or at least "loosely interpreting" their own definition of "members (FM), who have or have had academic appointments or the professional equivalent". Here are some examples of these new members.
Virginia Abernethy (FM) Prof. Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University (ret.)
Seriously, does this group really need another psychologist? Well OK, maybe for internal use...
Joseph G. Buchman, Ph.D. (FM) Associate Professor of Marketing, Adams State College
Yeah, because we all know how essential marketing is to studying terrorist attacks and building collapses. Maybe he can do a focus group?
Jacqueline F. de Gaston, Ph.D. (FM) Family Science (BYU-prior)
What the heck is family science? I could claim my mom has a PhD in that.
Jack Keller (FM) Civil Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Agricultural Engineering
Anytime they have someone with a qualification involving "engineering" it always becomes as vague as possible. No PhD's or teaching position, just "Irrigation Engineering". What does that mean, he sets up sprinkler systems in Provo?
Gera Rosy (FM) Sociology, taught at University of Texas at El Paso and Metropolitan State College in Denver
Hey, a sociologist with no degree, who taught something once. You never know when that might come in handy!
Kenneth Sowden (FM) Mathematics, West Hills Community College
Yes, that elite West Hills Community College. I think I saw them in US News & World Report ranked right next to Stanford.
Grant Williams (FM) Commercial construction with emphasis on seismic and structural engineering
OK, so the guy works in construction. My cousin is a carpenter. Does this make him a "scholar"?
Maybe they should just change their name to "People with vague job titles for 9/11 truth"?