Resume Stretching The Oregone Institute
Eli has been known to give awards for resume stretching. One of the anonymice has pointed out that the Cato Institute is joining in on its new petition to President Obama, awarding a dishonorary PhD. to our old friend Dipl. Phil. Richard Courtney, whose resume now stretches hither and yon
Magnus is one cold dude about this stuff
Any new bunny friends on the list? UPDATE: oooooowwww. Among the emerati, weatherfolks, fossil fuel folks and Randians* the Rabett found a live one:
James DeMeo, Ph.D, University Of Kansas (retired).Well the Ph.D. is for real, and it is from the University of Kansas, where James got his Ph.D. in 1986, but other than that Cato is writing science fiction. DeMeo's CV says that while he was a graduate student at Kansas he was an instructor. Wanna bet he was a Teaching Assistant.
DeMeo is, well, unique. His day job is head of the Orgone Biophysical Research Lab. What is that you ask, something near Salem, OR. Close, but no, poor bunnies, a follower of William Reich, an around the bend psychiatrist from the last century. One of Freuds kookier successors. DeMeo himself could give Piers Corbyn a run for his money
DeMeo has been investigating the work of the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich since 1970, and founded OBRL in 1978. With cooperative assistance from a network of professionals and institutes supportive of Wilhelm Reich's original discoveries, OBRL has grown to become one of the world's primary centers for genuine and uncompromised research and educational programs focused upon Orgonomy, the science of orgone (life) energy functions in nature, as developed by Reich in the first half of the 20th Century.His list of publications reads like something from our favorite journals
Starting in 1977, as part of his graduate research at the University of Kansas, DeMeo undertook replication studies of Reich's biophysical research -- specifically, a systematic evaluation of the Reich cloudbuster which yielded positive results. The acceptance of DeMeo's work by the KU faculty constituted the first time any aspect of Reich's controversial biophysical research had been validated by peer-review within a mainstream academic institution. Through the organizational structure of OBRL, and with the cooperative assistance and support of many other individuals and groups dedicated to Reich's works, DeMeo has since directed field applications of the cloudbuster apparatus, successfully ending droughts across the USA and overseas as well, with applications towards reducing the energetic stagnation characteristic of wetter regions suffering from chronic air pollution and forest-death.
Seed Sprouting Inside the Orgone Accumulator”, Journal of Orgonomy, 12:253-258, 1978.It goes on and on. Eli has suffered enough. Anybunny interested in following the paw prints might check out one Ismail Baht, Ph.D, University Of Kashmir who does not appear to be there
“On the Question of a Dynamic Biological-Atmospheric-Cosmic Energy Continuum: Some Old and New Evidence”, Abstracts, 11th International Congress of Biometeorology, Purdue University, September, 1987.
“Regarding the Article: ‘A Close Look at Therapeutic Touch’ in Journal of the American Medical Association (April 1998, pp.1005-1010)”, Bridges, Magazine of the Int. Society for Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine, 9(1):16, Spring 1998.
* One of those gems wrote this about his joyful college years:
Debated hordes of socialist students and outright minions of the Socialist Workers Party about the war in Vietnam. Use of the draft in an undeclared war is wrong. Socialism, whether fascist or communist, is the childish product of vile envy and the enemy of the rights of the individual.Given that the issue stirring those hordes and minions at the time where this guy was, was the draft, and he himself was dodging at the same rate given this statement, comic dissonance has once again reared its amusing head.