My New Favorite Truther "Peer-Reviewed Paper"
At one time the Journal of 9/11 Studies announced it was no longer publishing, due to their supposed success at getting papers into mainstream journals, but now they are back with new works, albeit sporadically. This month a pair of papers, including what is basically a 21 page editorial on why Australia should not be involved in combat operations in Afghanistan. How exactly they "peer reviewed" this, who knows, but then again any journal which allowed 7 versions of a paper by Frank Legge arguing that no plane hit the Pentagon pretty much has given up any pretense of having standards anyway. In any case I was rather amused by this paper's start.
A Brief History.
The archaeological record shows that humans have occupied the area currently known as Afghanistan for more than 100,000 years. Strategically located at the crossroads of some of the ancient world’s greatest civilizations Afghanistan was crisscrossed by the Silk Road. This network of routes carried silk and spices from China to the west, and wool and gold to the east.
I couldn't help but flash back to an episode of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory where the socially dysfunctional Sheldon tries to teach the cute but dumb neighbor Penny physics. "It is there in ancient Greece that our story begins..."