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Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight University Professor Emeritus on the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota. A Princeton graduate–magna cum laude in philosophy–he resigned his commission as a Captain to earn a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science. During a 35-year career as a professor of philosophy, he offered courses principally in logic, critical thinking and scientific reasoning. His academic curriculum vitae as of 31 March 2009 can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/~jfetzer/ on-line.
In addition to publishing more than two dozen books on the foundations of scientific knowledge, compute science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and evolution and mentality, he has published three collections of expert studies on the assassination of JFK, two on the atrocities of 9/11, co-authored another on the plane crash that took the life of Sen. Paul Wellstone and, since his retirement in 2006, has published new volumes of collaborative research on Sandy Hook, the Boston bombing, and more at moonrockbooks.com.
His approach is to take conspiracy research from “theories” in the weak sense of rumors, conjectures and speculations to “theories” in the strong sense of empirically testable explanatory hypotheses. For an introduction to his work, see “Thinking about ‘Conspiracy Theories’: 9/11 and JFK”, available on-line. He has done 1,000s of interviews on JFK alone and many of his interviews and video presentations are available on-line. A nice overview is “False Flags: From 9/11 to Sandy Hook and Beyond”, readily accessible on YouTube.