The Academic Fallacy
(May be redistributed for non-profit purposes, with copyright acknowledgement; orig. place of pub. http://www.geocities.com/mdmorrissey/academic.htm)
Michael D. Morrissey
Nov. 5, 2006
Morgan Reynolds* begins his most recent article on the planes/no-planes issue (Did planes actually hit the WTC or were all the videos faked?) by referring specifically to Eric Salter's article in the Journal of 9/11 Studies** and makes available the (second negative) review of his (Reynolds') article by the journal's editors.
This is a small step in the right direction, providing at least the beginning of a dialogue, which is what a real debate is, but unfortunately, instead of continuing in that direction Reynolds has simply posted his essay in reply to Salter's essay. This is the academic form of debate, which illustrates what I will call the ACADEMIC FALLACY. It has several aspects.
1. Academics cannot talk easily to non-academics because of mutual hatred, which has nothing to do with the issue under consideration. Exchanges with people like Gerard Holmgren (a "no-planer") make it obvious why they are hard to get along with, since they will insult you at the drop of a hat, so I won't belabor the point. It is less obvious why academics are hard to get along with, and since I have been around academics for many years in two countries (Germany, the USA), I think I am qualified to have an opinion. They are for the most part--I'll say this in German so maybe it will hurt less--aufgeblasene Arschlöcher. This means "puffed-up assholes," which is something above and beyond "arrogant assholes," because it means the arrogance is unjustified.
9/11 Bloglines (09/08)
ScrewLoose Editorial in the Seattle PI
Screw Loose Change in France!
Spooked: Mainstream Media Can't Get Enough of the 9/11 Conpspiracy Theories Now
Nimmo: Gatekeeper Alex Cockburn Attacks 9/11 “Conspiracy Nuts”
911fraud blogspot: Bin Laden Working for CIA Proxy...
Huffington Post: Let's Scrap the 9/11 Commission Report and Start Again
Daily Telegraph UK: The CIA couldn't have organised this...
Was 9/11 an inside job? - Mail + Guardian Online
"Anonymous" attacks Les Jamieson
Lisa Guliani vs. Popular Mechanics
Jimmy Walter: Paul Watson + Kyle Hence is Disinfo
FalseFlagNews on RBN
Alternet: 9/11 Conspiracy Fantasies
09/08: Peter Dale Scott followed by Kevin Ryan on Alex Jones
New Roundup 9/11 Anniversary Weekend
Randi Rhodes Interviews Paul Thompson 9/7/2006
FMN News: Strike for 9/11 Truth on Monday?
BrianV/ No-Planes: 9/11: The Twin Towers
"No-Planer" tag summary at 911blogger.com
Pentagonhit Blogspot: Modelling the SecCam
TheNation: 9/11 in a Movie-Made World
Holmgren: Redefining "truth": Double-think inside the movement
BYU Professor on Paid Leave for 9-11 Theory
Monday 11th September 2006
They believe there weren't any planes on 9/11, just missiles wrapped in holograms - and there weren't any London terrorists on 7/7 either. The new-wave conspiracy theorists aren't green-ink types: they're educated; they have secret service connections; they live in Highgate.
At first sight, David Shayler and Annie Machon's home in Highgate - the leafiest of London's leafy suburbs - looks like a picture of middle-class respectability...
...Then you notice the curiosities. On the table sits a document about the "controlled demolition" of the twin towers. The shelves hold books titled The 9/11 Commission Report: omissions and distortions and The New Pearl Harbor: disturbing questions about the Bush administration and 9/11. There's a stack of colourful leaflets advertising a club night called Truth 9/11, to take place in Brixton in a week's time...
The 9/11 Truth Campaign tries to distance itself from the green-ink loons who have been spreading rumours about 9/11 ever since the first plane slammed into the World Trade Center. "In London we meet socially on the first Monday of every month...
9/11 Bloglines (09/07)
JavaReport: Democrats Nominate 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist in Florida
Operation: Defend Ground Zero
Nico Haupt the grand old man of false-opposition gate-keeper
New Screw Loose Change Video
PrisonPlanet: White House Targets Conspiracy Theorists As Terrorist Recruiters
CB_Brooklyn: CGI Fakery is Already Fact
Louis Gray/BlueArc: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Embarrassing
NationalLedger: 9/11 Attacks: It Must Have Been a Conspiracy
autonomoussource.com: The New Holocaust Deniers
Star Tribune: Some look back to 9/11 and see a U.S. conspiracy
William Rodriguez Gets Cover story of New York's Largest Spanish Newspaper
KXMB on Bowman -Democrat House Candidate A 9/11 Denier - Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck
Stone weighing up second 9/11 movie
Bush claims 9/11 organiser 'phantom' KSM planned Heathrow attack
CB_Brooklyn: Open Letter To Paul Joseph Watson of infowars.com
New WTC 7 deal "is close"
Gatekeeper Clinton wants to pull ABC's 9/11 mini series
st911 scholar Watson on 9/11 TV Fakery: What price truth?
Bush announced to "transfer" KSM
October 2006: Scholars for 9/11 Truth Come to Colorado
"Altruist" about Thompson's new Hangout Movie
September 5, 2006
09/11 Bloglines (09/05)
San Diegans 4 9/11 Truth Invited to panel discussion on radio
ex st911-Wood's research "forced NIST to change story"
BBC: Nine held in Danish terror raids
Flight93hoax Blog: One Last Visit to the Flight 93 Crash Site?
"Spooked" on Pentagon: Contradiction in Wings
ScrewLoose Junk Science: "So Much for the No-Planers"
When is 2nd Place More Important Than 1st Place?...
UK Press Release: Was 9/11 an Inside Job?
Blogosphere on TIME/US News "9/11 Conspiracy" hype
9/11 Book author Martin Amis on Atta vs. Loose Change
Metroland NY/David King: (Loose Change) What Really Happened?
st911- Carger: 9/11 Truth Hits Main Stream Media
New DNA bid to identify 9/11 victims - Unison.ie
Guardian UK: Who really blew up the twin towers? (bbc)
Total Information Radio: Nico Haupt on 9/11 TV fakery
WING TV: American Free Press Conference in D.C.
Synchronicity 9/11 Show with Phone call to PopMech
9/11 Anniversary Protest Events Worldwide
st911- Michael Morrissey: What the New Zogby Poll Tells Us...
"What is That Sticking Out the South Tower???"
AM "9/11 Skeptics" coverstory- feedback
DailyMail UK: Fury as academics claim 9/11 was 'inside job'
9/11 Bloglines (09/03)
September 3, 2006
SF Chronicle Readers: Is there anything to the 9/11 conspiracy theories?
ScrewLoose: Is David Ray Griffin a New World Order Shill?
The FBI Played the Part of "Al Qaeda"
Nighhawk UK: Who brought down the Twin Towers?
"Disrespectful to the Victims"
How Could They Plant Bombs in the World Trade Center?
Bereaved 9/11 Families suing New York for proper burial
Americans urged to be ready for new 9/11
Nowpublic.com: Conspiracy Nuts And 9/11
9/11 TV fakery hits print press
BlueCrapBoulevard: Trying To Get Facts Out About 9/11
Ann Althouse: Don't call them "conspiracy theorists." Call them a "truth activists."
Air America RandiForum: Team8+ 9/11 Hijacker Doubles Theory??
The Futility Of Applying Reason To Insanity
Barrie Zwicker: 9/11 the official story is the biggest conspiracy
Kurt Nimmo about New Video by Azzam the Black Propaganda Operative
Book review for "Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11"-- rejected by Amazon.com!
911truth.blog: 08/28 Show -This weeks topics
911fraud.blogspot: If 9/11 was an Inside Job
9/11 Complotdenkers about ny911truth
SF Chronicle: The Conspiracy to rewrite 9/11
I wanted to put this up so any curious, uncommited truth seekers visiting this blog could see it. I believe there needs to be a very stringent and public seperation established by the majority of the 911 Truth Movement from those who have, shall we say, less than stable viewpoints, ie, no-planers. Whether np's are sincere or diabolical, they are harmful to the movement at large. Their ridiculous hooey is easy prey for the mass media to magnify and put before the uninformed sheeple. Their aggressive, insulting blog infiltrations disrupt and distract decent truthers from their quest.
By all means, no-planers, post away. You will only prove my point :)