Present or Most Recent Position: Retired, geological/archaeological consulting
Fields: Geology, Mineralogy, Information Technology
Degrees and Schools: M.S. Geology, University of Utah, 1989; B.S. Geology, Brigham Young University, 1968
Statement on 9/11: “Most problems scientists deal with are not laden with intense emotional associations. Objectivity is relatively easy to achieve in these cases. In the case of 9/11, we were bombarded incessantly with video recordings of the WTC Twin Towers showing the horrific spectacle and apparent causality of planes hitting, fire/damage resulting, buildings collapsing and people dying; and, while in a heightened emotional state, we were bombarded with explanations of who did it and why. I would encourage you to harken back to the kind of objectivity normal for scientists and take a second or third look at the events of 9/11. Your training and experience is to question hypotheses, looking for weaknesses. Why should you treat the ‘official hypothesis’ of the collapse of the WTC buildings and other 9/11 events, any differently?”
Additional Information: US Geological Survey 10 years, in Marine Geology but also Astrogeology; Oil and Gas Industry 4 years, with emphasis on computer geology, core analysis and mapping; Mining, primarily Gold, for 9 years, specializing in mineralogy, mapping, and sample analysis (petrographic microscopy, XRD/XRF); Author, co-author on 22 public domain papers and reports and numerous in-house research reports.
Co-author on Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe, by Harrit et al.