“They come up with intuitively brilliant and perceptive thoughts, theories, and can generate on the spot solutions to vexing issues that a working group has given up on”
I agree, that pretty much sums up Mathis.
His paper on the Titanic is a great example. So many books written on the subject and he’s the first to look at it and say, wait a minute, a ship got hit with an iceberg going from Southamton to Hew York? Did they go around the North pole? In April?
I looked up the latitude of the crash site and it checks out: same latitude as New York! No icebergs at that latitude. Even if I have a hard time with his conclusions, He comes up with some incredible out-of-the-box stuff.
The owner of the Boat was said to have stated “even Jesus Christ couldn’t sink this boat”. Witnesses do say there were ice bergs. Something hit that ship and the damage seems consistent when they went down to look at the Titanic.
This site from DHS explains icebergs in the North Atlantic and how they often do enter the shipping lanes even in April.