In Defense of Walking Through Walls
©March 17, 2017 (19:51p),
©March 17, 2017 (19:51p),
Because of Major General "Bert" Stubblebine's gonzo credentials, folks who support the official 9/11 conspiracy theory don't like him very much. It's his take on the 9/11 Pentagon attack. THIS take:
The folks who want everyone to believe the official story like to bring up a scene from Jon Ronson's seriously entertaining flick, The Men Who Stare at Goats
Looks bad for Maj. General Stubblebine doesn't it? It seems that's him trying to run through that wall!
Here's how one proponent of the Official Conspiracy Theory casts him and the hypothesis you might be able to walk through walls -- without using a door, that is - - -
Mr. X: "Scientists hypothesize when experimental data doesn't easilly fit into established facts. They don't go around making wacky assumptions out of thin air, as Gen. Stubblebine did. That is reserved for 3 AM bullshit sessions."L. Reichard White: And here I thought you understood science, there Mr. X. Nice exposition though.
Indeed, scientists "hypothesize when experimental data doesn't easilly fit into established facts" but that's not the only time. How do they decide what experiments to do to generate that experimental data?
That decision of what experiments to perform is where the exciting part of science begins -- and, as Sir Karl Popper points out, it starts from the first and under appreciated decision of what to observe. Which often originates in "3 AM bullshit sessions."
That's also where Nobel Prizes are likely to originate rather than from more mundane science.
So scientists "making wacky assumptions out of thin air, as Gen. Stubblebine did" -- they do it all the time. Then they test them. As Gen. Stubblebine did.
Einstein for example with the nature of light. That was finally verified by Eddington's famous experiment, despite universal skepticism -- and asserted "wackiness." How could light WAVES possibly travel through a vacuum after all? Virtually everyone knew and accepted the then current "scientific" fad, namely the existence of the "luminiferous ether" through which light traveled.
But in Major Gen. Stubblebine's case, apparently you missed the quite mundane basis of a quite logical if edgy hypothesis. It's directly based on an understanding of basic physical science that even you must be aware of. Particularly the Atomic Theory of Matter. Like this from science writer Bill Bryson - - -
"When two objects come together in the real world -- billiard balls are most often used for illustration -- they don't actually strike each other: "Rather," as Timothy Ferris explains, "the negataively charged fields of the two balls repel each other ... Were it not for their electrical charges they could, like galaxies, pass right through each other unscathed." --Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, pg. 141And perhaps you're also aware of the famous double-slit experiments where merely observing electrons passing through the slits changes their behavior.
NIST [National Institute of Standards and Technology] itself did some ground-breaking work on an equally mysterious and related phenom, "quantum entanglement." Which should make folks wonder: If they can do such really good work, why does NIST hide those 74,777 key 9/11 Building 7 collapse files so other researchers can't check them for logic, rigor, mistakes, and fibs etc.?
So, given The Atomic Theory of Matter and the double-slit anomaly, compared to Einstein's "wacky notion" that light waves could pass through a vacuum -- not to mention E=mc² -- it would only take a rather mundane 3 AM bull session to connect the double-slit experiment -- where the mere act of observation affects what electrons do in the real world -- with billiard balls -- which, "were it not for their electrical charges ... Could pass right through each other unscathed" -- and come up with the hypothesis that it MIGHT be possible to "walk through walls."
Now test it as Maj. General Stubblebine did.
I expect some readers -- mostly those with limited imaginations, a misunderstanding of science, and especially 9/ll related cognitive disonance -- will be imitating comedian Tim Allen's famous monkey noises about now.
Now the best you could have hoped for Mr X, was to prove that one extremely solid so-called "truther," who deflates the Original Conspiracy Myth which is why you don't like him -- namely Major Gen, Stubblebine, a West Point grad with a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Columbia and a 32 year distinguished career in the U.S. military -- including redesigning INSCOM and a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame -- had one wacky idea.
Except it wasn't wacky. And wacky or not, it's not relevant to his skills.
And it wasn't Maj. General Stubblebine who reportedly tried to walk through a wall either. It was another officer under him who was acting on his own initiative. And apparently the interview which enshrined that case of mis-appropriated identity may have been designed to discredit Stubblebine.
So, one way or another, attacking Maj. Gen. Stubblebine on the basis of this parapsychology work has no relevance to his extreme experience and expertise at interpreting photographic evidence. Which leaves the 9/11 official defenders with a pretty serious problem claiming it was an airliner that hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
On the other hand, BRAVO! If you'd succeeded, you would have authored a strong candidate for the nit-pick hall of fame.
Unfortunately you failed. However in the attempt, you have revealed that you entertain the absurd notion that if someone has one wacky idea all their ideas are wacky.
That's silly. In fact, ludicrous, and if you apply that wacky standard to yourself, logically all thoughts and ideas you've ever had -- especially the ones above -- are all clearly wacky and should be totally disregarded.
I can live with that.
P.S. The CIA and DOD carry on the research begun by Maj. Gen. Stubblebine to this day - - -