September 8th, 2006

Steven Jones on Paid Leave

Prof. Jones

KSL reports (as does the Deseret News) that Professor Steven Jones is now on paid leave:

BYU made this statement last night:

“Physics Professor Steven Jones has made numerous statements about the collapse of the World Trade Center. BYU has repeatedly said that it does not endorse assertions made by individual faculty.

“We are, however, concerned about the increasingly speculative and accusatory nature of these statements by Dr. Jones.”

The article also says:

The State Department has released a rebuttal to Jones’ theory in a 10-thousand page report.

Uhhh… 10,000 pages? Is that really necessary? Seems that the excess is almost like the boy who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, quickly saying anything and everything he can to cover up his problem.

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. (1 Cor. 14:19)

4 Responses to “Steven Jones on Paid Leave”

  1. Jason
    September 8, 2006 at 5:10 pm #

    “Uhhh… 10,000 pages? Is that really necessary? Seems that the excess is almost like the boy who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, quickly saying anything and everything he can to cover up his problem”

    That’s one interpretation, possibly correct but maybe not. There are two reasons why I say this. 1) Government, gevernment organizations, and especially government committies are not known for being frugal or efficient 2)You are extending the same (let’s see, alternate name for conspiracy theory… how about:) ‘rational’ behind 9/11 to include collusion with the committee that would report on it

    1)Yup, the government spends money like its going out of style. Therefore this wouldn’t be any different from what normal occurs, thus not necessarily a reaction to “getting caught”
    2)Without opening up the huge can of worms of who or what was behind 9/11, I’ll try to keep it clean by posing this question: so first the administration orchestrates 9/11 and then makes sure to control the investigation in order to direct attention away from their own involvement — and nobody spills the beans? There are no leaks, nobody involved that has second thoughts? Ok, actually, nevermind that avenue; let me go in another direction and point out that this document was not directed JUST at Steven Jones’s (sp?) publications, but to all who have raised the issue. Thus, it is not a rebuttal directed soley at him, but to any who have raised questions about how things went down the fateful day.

  2. Connor
    September 8, 2006 at 5:31 pm #

    Jason:

    I’m not saying that NIST is “in” on the conspiracy. NIST is an organization funded by the government, and theirs is the job to defend and explain the government.

    Regarding your last point, I will in turn direct you to the Scholars for 9/11 Truth web site, where there are already rebuttals to and comments on the NIST documents.

    Additionally, there is a discussion about this going on at Wade’s post on Blogger of Jared.

  3. September 8, 2006 at 6:36 pm #

    Well, since the point I was really trying to make was the first one (that this is just another example of typical government waste, bloat, and ineficiency), I’ll just leave it at that.

  4. September 12, 2006 at 7:32 am #

    somewhat related…or unrelated…check out cnn.com and look at the video clip called ‘pentagon conspiracy theories.’… unfortunately these theories are based more on people’s testimonies than on physical evidence.

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