Friday, September 08, 2006

Steven Jones Placed on Leave by BYU

According to a Utah paper Deseret Morning News, Professor Steven Jones has been placed on paid leave while BYU reviews his involvement in the 9/11 Truth Movement. The article refers to Jones achieving "celebrity" status with "conspiracy-theory groups."

Text of BYU statement on Steven Jones:
"Physics professor Steven Jones has made numerous statements about the collapse of the World Trade Center. BYU has repeatedly said that it does not endorse assertions made by individual faculty. We are, however, concerned about the increasingly speculative and accusatory nature of these statements by Dr. Jones. Furthermore, BYU remains concerned that Dr. Jones' work on this topic has not been published in appropriate scientific venues. Owing to these issues, as well as others, the university has placed Dr. Jones on leave while we continue to review these matters."

Follow up report: On October 20, 2006, Steven Jones announced his plans for early retirement from BYU.


At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One way to look at Jones' leave is that if you're an engineer who can't at least do half decent work and have it reviewed by your peers maybe you really shouldn't be teaching at the university level.

At 8:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Part II of the story from Desert News, September 14
...Stung by what he said are false accusations of anti-Semitism, Brigham Young University physics professor Steven Jones said Wednesday he has decided to stop talking about who might have been behind what he has alleged was government involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"That's what I've resolved for the future, even when pushed," Jones told the Deseret Morning News. "I'll stick with the science, thank you." ...Jones said he regrets talking about who might have been behind the attacks and from now on will leave that investigation to Tarpley and other members of the self-named "9/11 truth movement.",1249,645201360,00.html


Post a Comment

<< Home