- I'm always amazed what simpletons some brainy folks are.
Once we regular folks leave college for the real world, we realize college
graduates with numerous awards and diplomas are only smarter by degrees
but not necessarily wiser. And common sense is not all that common. And
Men of Letters often have no practical experience--aside from reading letters
from other men like themselves.
- Applied Science versus Theoretical Science.
- The average farmer working his field must calculate the
gallons per hour his diesel tractor consumes. Applied science rather than
theoretical science. If he tills a square mile of land, 640 acres, he realizes
his tractor engine consumes more fuel at a higher RPM and the engine works
harder but nor more efficiently, and so he sets his speed according. Applied
science again when the farmer applies it in the field.
- Recently, some British poll determined a linguistic professor
at MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - was the smartest intellectual
in the world. Allegedly the guy has written a couple hundred books. This
fellow was so deep, one of the "most cited" authorities in the
world, that whatever he said entered the realm of fact.
- Funny how an institution - Yale or MIT - can build a
reputation for braininess but closer inspection indicates that lofty reputation
is wholly undeserved. The average farmer tilling his land appears smarter
by comparison. He applies his knowledge in the field, rather than simply
positing theories that hold little merit when examined closely.
- Now MIT, like Yale University, is a huge, government
funded and privately supported, think tank. Sort of like the American Enterprise
Institute (AEI) or AIPAC, a couple of institutes that allegedly foster
friendly foreign relations but which any objective observer would be hard
pressed to explain just how they benefit the average American taxpayer.
- Likewise, Yale University: College of Criminal Arts, ranks among
the most prestigious universities for brainy people but when you consider
the yokels and hucksters and scalawags who have matriculated there"both
Bush and Clinton clans as well as that doofus Kerry--any objective observer
might deduce Yale's reputation for braininess was wholly undeserved.
- Awhile back, a number of MIT brains, including that institute's
top "intellectual" deduced that 911 was simply what the government
claimed it was: An act of terrorism wholly perpetrated by fanatics from
the Middle East. Indeed, that top intellectual authored a book of his brainy
interviews on the subject entitled "9-11."
- A hasty little compilation, the booklet hardly mentioned
any of details of the attack. Instead, ignoring basic Core
Evidence, "9-11" blamed American policies for the attack,
but without mentioning the more intellectually challenging possibility:
The attack was wholly or partially the brainchild of "intellectuals"
much closer to home.
- When Scientific Theory Conflicts With Facts, Physics
- Immediately after 911, a number of structural engineers
gathered at the government-funded institute of MIT and - surprise, surprise
- affirmed the government version of events about 911. "The main culprits
in bringing the famously lofty buildings down, they concluded, were the
two intensely hot infernos," summarized Scientific American writer,
- "The World Trade Center was never designed for the
massive explosions nor the intense jet fuel fires that came next - a key
design omission," according to Eduardo Kausel, M.I.T. professor of
civil and environmental engineering and panel member. The towers collapsed,
allegedly, after the kerosene jet fuel fire weakened high tensile steel.
- These "scientific" conclusions then appeared
in the Scientific American magazine: Science
& Technology at Scientific American, "When the Twin Towers
- Unfortunately, little of the structural steel in the
WTC was examined, however, by the learned structural engineers. Beams and
girders were instead shipped overseas for hasty recycling. Nor did any
structural engineer comment on actual photos of the alleged "inferno."
Might have been difficult for them to explain how a woman Walked
Through Steel-Melting Fire.
- A Show of Hands For Hard Science?
- Now this MIT symposium, reminded me of a meeting of the
Flat-Earth society, where believers hoisted their yardsticks above their
heads and proclaimed they,d measured the surrounding countryside inch-by-inch
and found it flat, thus the Earth was flat. The MIT structural engineers
concluded their scientific symposium almost by a show of hands, or popular
- "Given the lack of firm conclusions regarding how
the collapses occurred, (since all the evidence was conveniently destroyed)
the M.I.T. panel participants asked their audience to consider various
theories they put forth." In short, they admitted, after expending
hours of hot air, that they didn,t know what-the-hell happened!
- So instead of applying hard science, they applied theory.
Since their government had hastily carted off all the factual, hard evidence
that might have conflicted with "scientific" theory, they drew
conclusions based on conjecture!
- So, instead of building a forty-foot, scale model (1/25
scale) of the boxy skyscrapers,WTC-1, WTC-2. WTC-7, and shooting an aluminum
scale model airplane into the upper floors of building 1 & 2 at 400
miles per hour, and setting fire to that section with a few gallons (more
or less) of kerosene, they simply dissected the blueprints, inspected some
computerized images of floor joints, hypothesized that "intensely
hot infernos" caused joist connections to fail, and delivered their
conclusions to the modern Flat Earth society at MIT via the pages of the
- Morons In Training. Any metallurgist from a community
college, with a modicum of field research and a curiosity about how things
work, could construct a ten foot (1/100 scale) model of the WTC-7, set
a few smoldering fires in the lower floors and film the results.
- And absolutely nothing would happen! Not today, not tomorrow
and not next year. Instead, that scale model of a 47-story, steel skyscraper,
(WTC-7), that allegedly collapsed due to the "stress of intense heat"
would remain as inflexible as the gray matter in the brains of those MIT
- Unfortunately, our Morons In Training at MIT, which is
only another government-funded think tank, feel no need to conduct honest,
real world tests, since they do not live in the real world. They live in
a world of illusions and government-funded, computer-generated propaganda.
- Philosopher and skeptic, Douglas Herman authored the
definitive philosophical-suspense novel, The Guns of Dallas and writes for Rense.
- Jim Mortellaro
- SO WHAT?
- WHO CARES?
- WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
- Which is the standard call of all college students these
days. Let's begin with the first question, "So What?"
- So what is the big deal here? Is this something which
is new? College students, even the brains, have no experience. This is
true of all college grads, Ph.D., MBA, M.O.U.S.E., Physics, whatever.
It's the experience which makes them know everything. It's the experience
which comes after exposure to the reality of practicing their trade, using
- A college degree, no matter the size or shape, presents
the basic knowledge base upon which a man or woman may learn from experience.
Nothing new here. OK, OK, so I'll get to the point of others hanging on
every word. Later. For the time being, let's discuss question number two.
- Who Cares? Not me. You see, I've had to deal with many
a degreed primadonna during my career. When I consulted for a firm recently,
there was a very brilliant MBA assigned by the firm's owners and board
of directors, to my client. He was cocky, he was arrogant and he was almost
- After a period of perhaps nine or so months, every decision
I made, he countered. So, I resigned. The president of the firm called
me back and told me I had full authority within the purview of my field,
which was marketing. OK fine. The business more than doubled in less than
two years. But did I make the "kid" as we called him, look bad?
Hell no. I made the decisions, and I required that he, the kid, implement
- He learned. I learned. The owners learned. Everyone was
happy. I met the kid in court about seven years ago. We were both paid
expert witnesses. I went on first. I waited with bated breath for the kid
to counter every darned thing I said. I was both surprised and happy to
hear him agree with everything to which I testified.
- What's in it for me? Easy. That's the cry of the new
college grad. When I graduated with a degree in EE and got my first job
at Grumman in 1966, I was paid the then high salary of almost ten thousand
dollars. Yikes. Today, the kids are paid minimum four times that if they're
in the top ten percentile of their graduating class. Add a few more degrees
and they will, with a Ph.D. in EE, pull down over a hundred thousand dollars
in their first job.
- Can you imagine what they'll be earning when this country
goes to hell in a hand basket? Give us six or seven years and these kids
will be making up to three and a half yards a *week!* A yard being a thousand
- Now let us get back to the writer's main point. We give
these kids credence. Well, that's quite so. But those who give these kids
credence are *not* in the mainstream of practical application of the kids'
expertise. They are likely in academia. Or they are in awe of those in
- What's the point? Well, hell's bell's it's right theren
staring you in the face if you just look. Ooops! You will require the services
of a mirror. I almost forgot. Here, do this in remembrance of me ...
- Take a mirror, a hand mirror. Make like you are going
to inspect your hair. You know, for fallout and stuff? OK. Now look right
on top of that head of yours. What do you see? I know what I see.
- I see a point. See my point? Right there on the top of
- Asked and answered, Your Honor. I rest my caboose.
- Jim Mortellaro, AKA, Morty