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kjd52914Kenneth J. Dillon has a Ph.D in history from Cornell University and has taught at several universities.  He has also served as a foreign service officer, in particular as an intelligence analyst (two prizes for analysis).  Since leaving the State Department, Dillon has worked as an historian, a scientific researcher, and a medical device entrepreneur.

In his scientific work, Dillon uses qualitative techniques drawn from his experience as an historian and intelligence analyst. In the life sciences, he has developed a theory of how the red blood cells, acting as a metacolony in real time, form the cellular basis of consciousness.  He has also formulated an 18-point proof that the red blood cells constitute the animal magnetoreceptor.

Dillon has identified shared mechanisms of various natural remedies and has devised a theory of transdermal micronutrition.  In addition to suggesting remedies for respiratory and mental disorders, he has written a book on biophotonic therapy, the leading phototherapeutic treatment of infectious diseases.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, he advocated gargling and halotherapy as adjuvant therapies.

In planetary science, Dillon has interpreted the Metis myth to explain how Venus seemed to the ancients to emerge as a comet from Jupiter.  He has also devised a theory of the terrestrial planets that furnishes fitting explanations of the origins of Mercury, Venus, and Mars; the slow retrograde rotation of Venus and its atmospheric super-rotation; and key features of Mars, Mercury, and the Moon.  Dillon has identified a braking mechanism that overcomes the main objection to the Capture Theory of the origin of the Earth-Moon system.  His explanation shows that the Giant Impact and Late Heavy Bombardment hypotheses are incorrect.

Dillon’s findings provide a resolution of the controversy surrounding the Venus theory of Immanuel Velikovsky:  Velikovsky made various pioneer’s mistakes, including the fundamental one of arguing that Venus had fissioned off from Jupiter.  But he was basically and splendidly right about the central question of whether Venus had approached Earth.  In addition to correcting the mistakes, Dillon has devised a Revised Venus Theory that adds an array of new evidence that repeated approaches of Venus caused the Bronze Age catastrophes.  Velikovsky’s critics threw the baby out with the bathwater.

In Earth science, Dillon has framed a novel theory of the origin of the Blue Planet.  He has devised an explanation of the skewing of the geomagnetic field toward the North Pacific and of the related South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly.  His new interpretation of the origin of the Pacific Basin itself makes sense of its idiosyncratic geology, including the Ring of Fire, the andesite line, and seismic anomalies down to 2700 km.  Dillon has identified the nature of the event that scattered catalytic metals across Earth’s surface 4.47 billion years ago.  His Mars-approach theory of the cause of the five great mass extinctions of prehistory explains why they differed in extent, what made them so devastating, and why there were many minor extinctions as well.  In addition, he has contributed to the study of the four inversions of Earth during the Bronze Age, including by identifying their approximate dates and finding evidence that fits the characteristics of a four-times inverting Earth.

Velikovsky’s original theory, the Revised Venus Theory, and Dillon’s own theories explain pivotal episodes in the history of climate while correcting misinterpretations that undermine efforts to understand Climate Change and deal effectively with it.

In ancient history, Dillon has formulated a theory of the relationships among Trojans, Etruscans, and Romans that explains how the Greeks won the Trojan War and why Latin has an Ugric grammar.  Besides identifying Karahunj, Armenia and Taosi, China as Venus observatories, he has provided original explanations of Stonehenge, the Great Serpent Mound, the stele of Hammurabi, the Minoan Snake Goddess, the Phaistos disk, the Master Impression of Kydonia, the lioness goddess Sekhmet, the Great Sphinx, the Antikythera Mechanism, the orientation of the temple at Karnak, oval temples in Mesoamerica and Mesopotamia, U-shaped mounds and buildings in Peru, and the stone ladders of Taidong.  Dillon has found the origins of the names Ishtar/Astarte, Athena, Poseidon, Dorian, and Easter.  And he has identified China’s original Yellow Emperor and the remarkable modus operandi of Archer Yi in shooting down nine of ten suns, as well as why there were ten suns in the first place.

In modern history, Dillon has identified how Nikita Khrushchev was misled into undertaking his reckless Cuban missile adventure, and he has contributed a new angle to a nuanced KGB theory of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  He has also written a detailed theory of the 2001 anthrax mailings case that adduces overlooked evidence and resolves key anomalies.  It shows that al Qaeda operative Abderraouf Jdey was the likely mailer of the anthrax letters as well as the shoebomber of American Airlines Flight #587, as senior U.S. officials became aware in 2004.  Dillon’s FOIA lawsuit against FBI revealed that potentially exculpatory evidence regarding scientist Bruce Ivins, wrongly accused of the mailings, was missing in the three most obvious places for it to be.  The court ruled that FBI could withhold from public scrutiny the 16 pages on Ivins in its 2000-page Interim Major Case Summary of 2006.

Dillon has devised a reparations plan for Native Americans and African-Americans aimed at overcoming divisiveness.

Intimately familiar with the foibles of scientific rejectionists and professional skeptics, Dillon is a defender of deserving medical and scientific orphan causes as well as victims of scientific rejectionism.  He makes needed revisions, hunts out new evidence, and formulates explanations that validate worthy theories and findings under attack and show objections to them to be groundless.  At times such orphan causes and cases of rejectionism become gateways to the solution of larger scientific puzzles.  Certain scientific problems yield demonstrably better to a qualitative, speculative analytical approach relying on historical insight than to quantitative, highly technical approaches.

The outcomes of Dillon’s efforts should be viewed as the fruits of a collaborative endeavor with past researchers and current colleagues, but also with family and teachers in a traditional American Catholic liberal arts education.

Dillon has authored seven books, including most recently The Knowable Past.  The heroine of his forthcoming novel is a philosopher whose premonitory dreams about terrorists come to the attention of FBI.  In a student course evaluation, Dillon was called “a nice, easy going professor.”

As his efforts as a Judger to master technical detail invariably fall short (perhaps a consequence of two thymus irradiations in infancy), Dillon directs his energies toward a Perceiver’s tasks of detecting underlying patterns and formulating explanations for them.  This work takes the form of projects scattered across various fields and encountered by serendipity or elective affinity.  Dillon is not a generalist.  Rather, he is a special projects guy, a historical and scientific detective.

According to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Dillon’s profile is normal but with a tendency to be naively trusting(!).  Such a psychological profile conduces to balanced, normal thinking even as one pays attention to sources, information, and self-generated ideas that could otherwise be prematurely ruled out.

Dillon is the father of two sons.  A resident of Washington, D.C., he is a walker, jogger, and swimmer.  He is a student of international affairs and psychology, an amateur linguist and musician, and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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