Sunday, December 31, 2006

Kevin Barrett: Artists, Not Scientists Best Equipped to Study WTC Collapse


I haven't watched the whole thing, but this clip from my new favorite nutter left me shaking my head. From 17:30 in:

Scientists aren't necessarily the best people to look at this footage and understand what they are seeing. Why? Because many scientists, especially engineers tend to be left hemisphere people. They're linear thinkers, they are very very good at following a linear path of logic, but it terms of looking at a picture and understand what they are seeing, that is a right brain and that is actually a function that artists are better at than scientists. For that reason, one would expect that engineers, subject to cognitive dissonance that we are all subject to, would in examining this event be very likely to fall into a linear track of thought that would be essentially trying to show that it could have happened the way the government said it did.



Update by Pat: If the video doesn't work, you can see it here.

19 Comments:

At 31 December, 2006 12:14, Blogger troy said...

This asshole deserves to die.

 
At 31 December, 2006 12:48, Blogger muckers said...

Video not working for me, for some unfathomable reason.

Linkage?

 
At 31 December, 2006 12:57, Blogger pomeroo said...

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At 31 December, 2006 13:07, Blogger pomeroo said...

Do you notice that the conspiracy liars never manage to grasp the point that "the gubmint" doesn't SAY anything? Scientists and other researchers have pieced together a coherent narrative, supported by sound science, that accounts for the events of 9/11/01.

 
At 31 December, 2006 13:16, Blogger HidariMak said...

So when a scientist saw the towers, they automatically estimated the fire source based on the color and thickness of the fire and smoke, to determine what might be burning.

But when an artist saw the towers, they were able to see from within the smoke a squirrel morphing into an elephant.

Yeah, I can see how this whole "right brain" bit might give the loosers a bit more to work with. And as a lefty who is naturally right brained, my apologies.

 
At 31 December, 2006 13:34, Blogger Brian Dunbar said...

Kudos to y'all for wading in this swamp, so the rest of us don't have to. We - luck saps that we are - get to read the highlights and dip our toes in if we want to.

 
At 31 December, 2006 14:00, Blogger muckers said...

Wow.

Artists are better informed on the WTC collapses that specialists in that exact field.

"Clutching at straws" comes to mind.

I bet it'd be a whole other story if there were at least a handful of engineers or specialist who actually agreed, huh?

 
At 31 December, 2006 14:04, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Geez Brian you might want to check out our resident schizophrenic, BG. He will prove to you that the saying "ramblings of the insane" is true.

I do admire those on this board and at JREF that have the patience to try and "reason" with people like BG, Lyte Tripp, Killtown, etc etc etc.

I honestly dont know how they do it.

 
At 31 December, 2006 14:06, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

Kevin Barrett never ceases to amaze me with his complete and utter bullshit.
He has no regard for the truth and its all about "ME ME ME ME!!"

 
At 31 December, 2006 15:01, Blogger troy said...

Butt*^ck Barrett has officially plummeted over the deep end.

I could see signs of it on his O'Reilly appearnace.

 
At 31 December, 2006 16:10, Blogger MarkyX said...

As a writer of a webcomic, I will say that Kevin Barrett knows jack shit about us.

 
At 31 December, 2006 16:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a nitwit. He has a slight point - an artist thinking outside the box might see something a scientist might not, but that artist better run their ideas by scientific evaluation because the WORLD ACTUALLY WORKS IN LINEAR, SCIENTIFIC WAYS! That's how linear scientists are able to understand and manipulate nature - hopefully to mankind's benefit.

 
At 31 December, 2006 17:04, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, I have made a living as an artist all my life, see my automotive art at

http://www.motorsportsartist.com/

I have no problem seeing the hype of the truthers, and in fact have a little blog myself

http://www.911truthiness.org/

Just because you are creative does not mean you turn off your brain and buy any Woo Woo that comes down the pike. Its an insult to artist everywhere.

You can as an artist admire the images of a surrealist but also know watches can't really hang from trees.

 
At 31 December, 2006 20:26, Blogger MarkyX said...

It's nothing to do with surreal or not. My problem with Barrett is he seems to believe artists have the ability to come up with conclusions that are somehow "better" then scientists.

The reality is, artists are usually there to create entertaining fictional pieces of art (from hanging watches to the Matrix) with a small underlying message. However, just because one thinks outside of the box to entertain, does not entitle them to be above science.

Kevin Barrett has shown once again he is willing to take the "easy route" to "Truth"

 
At 31 December, 2006 21:25, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

"Why Kevin Barret Sucks"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9BvyTDYcms

 
At 01 January, 2007 05:37, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

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At 01 January, 2007 05:38, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

Thanks Pat and Jim, this is now my new favorite truther quote of all time. What a F&*King loon. I mean that comment is better, in an insane nutty way, than anything Jim Fetzer has ever said...and that is saying something.

Keep it up Barrett, and you will make our jobs a hell of a lot easier....idiot.

TAM

 
At 01 January, 2007 11:08, Blogger CHF said...

So I guess if Kevin Barrett wanted to build a skyscraper he'd get an artist to do it.

What a retard. Right up there with Fetzer.

 
At 01 January, 2007 13:31, Blogger R.Lange said...

Huh... The right brain/left brain thing sounds like 28thKingdom over at JREF...

 

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