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kjd52914Kenneth J. Dillon has a B.A. in history from Georgetown University and a Ph.D in history from Cornell University.  He has taught at several universities and has 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 a theoretical scientist, historian, and entrepreneur.

In his scientific detective work, Dillon applies qualitative techniques drawn from his experience as an historian and intelligence analyst. Among his life science contributions are theories of the red blood cells’ role in consciousness, of shared mechanisms of various natural remedies, and of transdermal micronutrition. He has also formulated an 18-point proof that the red blood cells constitute the animal magnetoreceptor.

Dillon has made contributions in the area of physical therapies of infectious diseases and has suggested new remedies for respiratory and mental disorders.

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 cause of the slow retrograde rotation of Venus; and key features of Mars, Mercury, and the Moon.  Dillon’s explanation of the origin of the Moon overcomes the main objections to the Capture Theory and shows that the hypothesis of a Late Heavy Bombardment is 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 emerged from Jupiter; but otherwise much of what he wrote about the role of Venus in ancient history was right on target and constituted an outstanding contribution.  His 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 found evidence that the original geomagnetic field was stronger than the one familiar from remanent magnetism and current measurements.  He has devised an explanation of the skewing of the geomagnetic field toward the North Pacific and of the related South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly.  He has formulated a new interpretation of the origin of the Pacific Basin itself that makes perfect sense of its idiosyncratic geology, including the Ring of Fire and seismic anomalies down to 2700 km.  He has identified the nature of the event that scattered catalytic metals across Earth’s surface 4.47 billion years ago.  Dillon has also put forward a Mars-approach theory of the cause of the five great mass extinctions of prehistory.  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 an array of evidence that fits the characteristics of a four-times inverting Earth.

Velikovsky’s and Dillon’s theories explain major episodes in the history of climate as well as correcting misinterpretations.

In ancient history, Dillon has formulated a theory of the relationships among Trojans, Etruscans, and Romans that solves major riddles of history and linguistics, including how the Greeks won the Trojan War and why Latin has an Ugric grammar.  He has identified Karahunj, Armenia and Taosi, China as Venus observatories.  He has also provided apposite explanations of Stonehenge (including of the intricate pattern of its stones), 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 orientation of the temple at Karnak, and oval temples in Mesoamerica and Mesopotamia.  He has found the origins of the names Ishtar/Astarte, Athena, Poseidon, and Dorian.  And he has identified China’s original Yellow Emperor and the 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 that supports a nuanced KGB theory of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  He has also shown that al Qaeda operative Abderraouf Jdey was the likely mailer of the 2001 anthrax letters as well as the shoebomber of American Airlines Flight #587.  His FOIA lawsuit against FBI has revealed that someone appears to have destroyed potentially exculpatory evidence regarding scientist Bruce Ivins, wrongly accused of the mailings.

Dillon has proposed several innovative solutions to the problem of the safe disposal of nuclear waste.

Intimately familiar with the foibles and characteristic mistakes 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 much larger scientific problems.

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

Dillon has authored seven books, including most recently The Knowable Past.  In a student course evaluation, he was called “a nice, easy going professor.”

According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Dillon is balanced between extroversion and introversion, and between judging and perceiving.  As his efforts as a Judger to master technical detail invariably fall short, he directs his energies toward a Perceiver’s tasks of detecting underlying patterns and devising 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 but rather 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(!).  One interpretation would be that, when one theorizes, such a psychological profile conduces to balance (normal) even as one pays attention (trusting) to sources, information, and self-generated ideas that could otherwise be prematurely ruled out.

Dillon is the father of two sons.  Once upon a time, he was successfully framed in a custody case.

Dillon lives in Washington, D.C.  He hikes, jogs, and swims.  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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