List of topics characterized as pseudoscience A topic, practice, or body of knowledge might reasonably be termed pseudoscientific when it is presented as consistent with the norms of scientific research, but it demonstrably fails to meet these norms. The latter case was exemplified by astrology, which appeals to observation and experimentation.
In comparison to witness testimony and government documents, the committee felt that such investigations would particularly benefit from the scientific advances of the fifteen years since the Warren Commission. The HSCA concluded that these scientific studies of assassination-related evidence do "not preclude the possibility of two gunmen firing at the President.
Vol VII, Neutron activation analysis revealed that only two lead bullets were the source of all the following pieces of evidence: Vol I, Additionally, the location of the shooter at the 6th floor Texas School Book Depository window was determined using trajectory analysis. The origin of the rifle bullets was calculated using the location of the presidential limousine and its occupants combined with the bullet wounds found on the president and governor.
Vol VI, 34—35 Photographic analysis[ edit ] A team of photographic experts were used to answer several questions related to the photographic evidence of the case. Forensic anthropologists as well as photographic and radiographic experts, based on unique anatomical details, verified that JFK's autopsy photos and x-rays were only of the late president.
Vol VI, — Forensic anthropologists were also used to verify that all relevant photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald were of only one person. Vol VI, — They verified that the backyard photos showing Oswald holding the rifle used to kill the president depicted the same rifle found in the Texas school book depository building after the crime.
Vol VI, 64—66 The panel of photographic experts were also used to verify the authenticity of the assassination-related photos and to analyze for any tampering or fakery; none was detected.
Although the HSCA medical panel was critical of the thoroughness and methodology of the original autopsy, : Lee Harvey Oswald's prints were found on the trigger guard and underside of the Mannlicher—Carcano rifle used to shoot the president, the brown paper container used to transport the rifle, several cardboard boxes in the sniper's nest and on the magazine order form to purchase the rifle.
Vol VII, — In addition, dozens of documents were analyzed by a panel of three handwriting experts who verified that "the signatures and handwriting purported to be by Oswald are consistently that of one person.
Vol VIII, — These include such incriminating items as the envelope and order form used to purchase the rifle, the application forms to rent the PO Box that the rifle was delivered to, and the notated backyard photo depicting Oswald holding the rifle.
Dictabelt audio recording[ edit ] Main article: Dictabelt evidence relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy Although the HSCA had prepared a draft report confirming the Warren Commission 's single shooter theory and finding no evidence of conspiracy, at the eleventh hour, the committee was swayed by a since-disputed acoustic analysis of a dictabelt police channel recording.
The Committee in its report also made recommendations for legislative and administrative improvements, including making some assassinations Federal crimes. Conclusions regarding the King assassination[ edit ] On the King assassination, the Committee concluded in its report that while King was killed by one rifle shot from James Earl Ray"there is a likelihood" that it was the result of a conspiracy, and that no U.
The second and third shots Oswald fired struck the President. The third shot he fired killed the President. Scientific acoustical evidence establishes a high probability that at least two gunmen fired at the President.
Other scientific evidence does not preclude the possibility of two gunmen firing at the President. Scientific evidence negates some specific conspiracy allegations.
The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.From career advice to employment news, discover all of the information you need to know about your job search and career.
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