John H. Morrison '85

Updated 04/24/2009

I have written an open letter to James Randi and the rest of the world. Lies, incompetence, and propaganda must not be allowed to infest the discussion of the 9/11 attacks. They have for the past years: PDF Version, HTML Version, Text Version.

As you probably concluded from the host that you found this on, I am a Caltech alumnus. I attended Caltech from 1981 to 1985. I lived in Dabney House and majored in physics.

After graduating from Caltech, I went to MIT for a Ph.D. in physics. My research was in medium energy experimental physics, done in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, at Bates Linear Accelerator Laboratory. I finished my Ph.D.in February, 1993. A few years later, I went to law school at the University of Houston. I graduated in May, 1999, took the Texas bar exam in July, and was admitted in November.

I also teach introductory physics and astronomy at Houston Community College.

I let this web site sit unattended for several years until the summer of 2005, when I was motivated to place here the evidence that the plane hitting the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was not an ordinary commercial airliner. The two jet engines and the "Pod" appeared to produce three bursts of light when they penetrated the wall. More recently (Spring 2009), I have discovered a feature in the design of Boeing 767s, that suggest that my conclusion may have been wrong. The right wheel well holds a reservoir of hydraulic fluid that might have ignited to form the middle bright light.

Therefore:

My Former Argument

My Current Analysis

My 9/11 Commentary

Interesting Links

Old Ideas

At one time, I had notions of writing essays on these subjects as well. Unfortunately, wishful-thinking is an ever-present vice.

Right now, except possibly for the environmental creationists (Cato Institute, the Three Ls -- Limbaugh, Libertarians, and LaRouche -- etc.), September 11th and the Rabid Mindless Right should focus my attentions. But I have written a few things already:

And I haven't written about a gazillion things:

If you wish,