Thursday, August 31, 2006

Resume Inflation

I am actually getting a bit tired of covering this subject, but they keep lying about it. The "Scholars" whole claim to authority is that they are a bunch of "experts" who are finding the truth about 9/11 that us mere mortals cannot, and to do this they have to have experts to point to. While, as Judy Wood (and I) have pointed out, they have no one in relevent fields, so now they have to fall back on raw numbers.

While numerous 9/11 conspiracy groups exist, Scholars for 9/11 Truth counts 70 professors among its 300 members, Fetzer said. He said the group bases its theories on research that can be explored at the group's website, We're simply a research organization," he said. "We're just trying to find out the truth."

No, actually you don't Jim. There are 77 Full Members, who are supposed to be credentialed academics, but even their own site lists the requirement as "who have or have had academic appointments or the equivalent". Well apparently they use the term "equivilent quite loosely. We have already pointed out examples of resume inflation, Jeffrey Farrer, who was until recently listed as a full member was a graduate student. Kevin Ryan, the famous water tester for UL, has only a BS degree.

In fact, out of the 77 Full Members, only 44 have an academic association listed on the "Scholars" website, although many of them are vague. And even this includes those at such distinguished institutions as Tunxis Community College. Many of the "Scholars" are "Professor Emeritus", otherwise known as retired, or adjunct professors or lecturers, part-time non-tenured posts.

Perhaps the strangest case that I found was:

Richard C. Murray (FM)
Sociology, George Williams College, Downers Grove, Illinois

A search of their website shows that this campus closed 20 years ago:

Despite great effort on the part of many to stabilize the school financially, George Williams College had to close its Downers Grove campus in 1986 and disband its academic programs. The Social Work, LERA, and some applied behavioral science programs were transferred that year to nearby Aurora University, which established a home for these programs as well as many of the faculty, staff, and students associated with them.
I guess he either taught there a really long time ago, or he has been wondering why nobody shows up for his classes anymore.


At 31 August, 2006 20:23, Blogger James B. said...

LOL A dream guidance teacher? I want to dream about the female cast of Baywatch and a jacuzzi full of jello...

At 31 August, 2006 21:05, Blogger nes718 said...

Here's some inflation from your post yesterday:


I am trained in science but my day job for the last twenty years is in the visual arts.

So now the scholars are somehow not worthy to review the subject matter yet you put full confidence in a visual artist? Kinda hypocritical don't you think?

At 31 August, 2006 21:18, Blogger James B. said...

Huh? The only post I made yesterday was regarding the NIST report. You can find their credentials Lots of engineering degrees from MIT and Berkeley. Let me know if you find any cases of resume inflation there.

At 01 September, 2006 15:56, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

I see they gave you a smack with the ole "Ban" Hammer over at LC Forum...not surprising...


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