Post by claviger
PHYSICS AND JFK ASSASSINATION: FINAL EVIDENCE
OF A SECOND SNIPER BEHIND THE STOCKADE FENCE.
A Technical Investigation Pertaining to the First Shot
Where is this published? In what Physics Journal? What physicists
It doesn't read like a physics journal publication would.
He credits conspiracy books for goodness sakes, stating: "Of course, this
does not mean that several very good books (two for all: "Six Seconds in
Dallas" by Josiah Thomson [sic - Thompson], 1967 and "Rush to Judgment"
by Mark Lane, 1966 , articles, investigations, expert's reports, etc.,
contributed to shed light on what happened in that tragic moment, and it
would be highly ungenerous to deny that!"
He spends numerous pages quoting the Parkland doctors and contrasting that
with the conclusions of the autopsy pathologists. That's eye-witness
testimony, and has nothing to do with physics.
He pretends the examination of the head movement problem should be treated
as a second law of motion problem. The second law deals with solid
objects. It's actually more of a fluid dynamics problem, which he doesn't
appear to understand, and hence, his arguments are pretty much meaningless
to the actual problem. For example, he uses examples of kicking a football
and hitting a tennis ball with a racket - two solid objects being impacted
by another solid object (a foot or a tennis racket). All those objects
remain in one piece after the collision.
That's NOT what happened in the assassination. The impacting object - the
bullet - fragmented, and some remained in the head, some exited the head
and were found on the floor of the limousine and one piece of the lead
core travelled downrange to strike a bystander, James Tague. The impacted
object - the skull of JFK - shattered into comminuted fractures, with some
of the skull blasted out of the head entirely to be found south of the
limo after the assassination or in the car. A large portion of the brain
was blasted out of the head as well. Much of that went forward as
described by the Connallys.
Even treating it as either a fluid dynamics or second law of motion
problem ignores one central fact: This was a living person with a nervous
system. Treating it as a simple math equation to be solved (whether a
billiard ball or a melon) doesn't take into account that the object struck
(JFK's brain) was attached to a central nervous system. He ignores all
He also ignores that JFK's head was already canted down, and his chin was
near his chest, and an impact on the rear of JFK's head would tend to push
JFK's chin further into his chest, and then the head would rebound
backward, much like a basketball bouncing back off the backboard, or up
after striking the hoop. He ignores all that.
He pretends it's a simple physics problem.
But we don't have to. We're smarter than that, and realize there's more to
the problem - much more - than he appears to even consider.