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Assassination Science : Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK Paperback – December 30, 1998
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James H. Fetzer is Disintinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books on philosophy of science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It also shows that those in the federal government tampered with evidence and even manufactured evidence to implicate Oswald. It proves that the fatal shot that killed the President came from IN FRONT of the limousine the President was riding in. It also sites 15 instances of complicity by the Secret Service in JFK's murder. It also proves that there were a MINIMUM of 6 shots fired at JFK and the limousine that he was riding in. It shows how Arlen Specter and other members of the Warren Commission bent over backwards to not arrive at the truth in their investigation. It shows how Doctors who were in the trauma room and worked on President Kennedy's gunshot wounds have been hounded and persecuted for telling what they know and not agreeing with the official line on Kennedy's assassination. Medical experts (including those who saw Kennedy's gunshot wounds) explain exactly what happened to the President. Experts on Photography and Cinematography explain how the Zapruder film was edited; experts on radiology explain how x-rays were altered. Witnesses who actually witnessed the shooting were interviewed. The whole thing is very professional and exhaustively researched.
The only complaint I have about the book is that it reads like a series of investigative reports published by experts for experts. I'm just a common layman.Read more ›
Fetzer's collation of articles by meticulous JFK assassination researchers is fascinating, technical, rigorous and compelling. If you want someone to make it simple for you, go elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are a serious, data-driven JFK buff, this book is a gold mine. The evidence presented was authoritative and convincing - especially the discussion of the optical density data on the autopsy X-rays and the minute analysis of the Zabruder film. (I dug out my Life photos of the Zabruder film, for instance, and was floored to realize that several glaring inconsistancies were right in front of me, all along...)
There is no particular effort to answer the 'Who Dunnit?' - except to add enormous credence to the premise that the American government agencies, FBI SS, CIA, military,etc., must have participated, at least on some level.
As one with a long-standing fascination on the role of scientists in the philosophical quest for knowledge,(while at the same time being a shameless physics junkie), I especially appreciated Fetzer's contributions(and other's), on logical fallacy, the nature of proof, and the pitfalls of researching outside a cohesive scientific community.
I realize that Fetzer has an axe to grind with JAMA, but having cut my conspiracy teeth on Crenshaw's JFK, Conspiracy of Silence, I felt that axe needed the work. Were I a physician, I'd quit the AMA over their treatment of Crenshaw.
The book contains invaluable references to other responsible works on the assassination, providing if not a roadmap, at least a starting point in the wilderness; there are thousands of volumes on this highly popular subject, so this is no small favor.
All in all, the book lives up to its title. I am still reeling from the final chapters!
This book is worth your while!
Assassination Science is not another one of those books of individual authorship spewing off about some conclusion based on some newly discovered technology. Rather this book is a collection of works from a number of credible and well credentialed people that present us with some physical aspects to the JFK Assassination that we should really be concerned about. Dr. David Mantik, for one illustrates how the official X-Rays cannot be those of Kennedy. Later in the book we are confronted with the fact that the Zapruder film was altered and how.
80% of the contributing authors to this book hold an MD, a PhD, or both. These people are well educated and speak from an objective, independent analysis. If you are looking for something really exciting or dramatic, you won't find it here. You might even find yourself board. But try to understand this book is written by academic types who don't write murder mysteries or fantasy books. Their forte is writing about science that can be dull. This book may not be an easy read, but if you want to catch up on what has happened in the way advancement in the case of evidence that proves conspiracy with JFK's assassination in the last twenty years, read this book. And lets us remember there is no one definitive book on the assassination of John Kennedy. Read about fifty and you might be getting somewhere. Fetzer and his associates do a good job at contributing to a history where we should be concerned with the truth.
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James Fetzer and many of the researchers associated with him have done a great deal of damage to the cause of legitimate research on the JFK assassination and the 9/11 attacks. Read morePublished 20 months ago by TLR
Fetzer does what all conspiracy theorists do; he begins with a conclusion and seeks evidence to fit it. This book obscures much more than it enlightens. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Keith W. Neal
My son requested this book for Christmas and he is very pleased with it. I was glad I could find it so easily thanks to you.Published on April 16, 2014 by Jeanne Minnick
Absolute Hogwash. Your making this person rich on your own emotions... Let John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jackie rest in peace, please.Published on November 28, 2013 by Music Fan
This is a fascinating book full of probable truths. The section in which Roy Schafer proves the editing of the Zapruder film is proof enough for any reasercher. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by mark rowland
It is hard to see how this lame piece of non-science will ever appeal to anyone other than the drooling conspiracy freaks and perhaps some rather naive -- and not very educated --... Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by Evelyn White