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Dr. Norman Bergrun

From: Bruce Hutchinson <bhutch.nul>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 12:48:06 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 17:27:56 -0500
Subject: Dr. Norman Bergrun


Fellow Listers;

I bring this up only because the title "Dr." has a lot of cache
when appended to one's name. I got curious when Bergrun's name
was attached to a recent post regarding a supposed UFO spotted
in Saturn's rings, and because he was one of the speakers
recently at the Laughlin conference.

Turns out that "Dr." Bergrun's qualifications might not be quite
what you might expect, given that he also likes to include
former associations with Lockheed, Ames and NASA in his credits.

Here is his curriculum vitae:

http://www.ringmakersofsaturn.com/About%20Bergrun.htm

BS (ME) from Cornell University
LLB From Lasalle
Dsc (Hon) from World University (??!!)

World University, it turns out, is a non-accredited school based
in India that only gives courses in Indian Spiritualism and
"Ancient Science"!

"The World University, run by The Foundation For World Awakening
on the initiative of Sri Kalki Bhagavan, will become a centre
where all the branches of ancient science from around the globe
will be studied, documented and taught."

http://www.experiencefestival.com/index.php/topic/wu-overview

I'm not sure how Bergrun got a _honorary_ degree from such an
"institution", but there it is.

But, it is clear that Bergrun feels that even when he is moving
in astronomical, UFO, or NASA circles, he has the right to use
the title "Dr.", despite the fact that it is an unearned,
honorary degree in Ancient Science from an institution that
clearly does not make even a pretence of teaching modern
scientific thought. Reality is, his highest educational
accomplishment in science is a BSci. That demonstrates that
Bergrun is probably a smart guy, but I guess he thought he
needed the honorific to impress the masses.

To be fair, Bergrun does not try to hide this information.
However, as few people bother to check these things out, it does
give a very false impression of his education and
accomplishments.


Regards;

Bruce Hutchinson




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