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Posted on September 17 at 12:53 p.m.
>>This idea is virtually unthinkable to most of the public, much less something the American political system can handle.
That you are courageous enough to then take a very balanced position on this highly intense issue is surprising and rare. It's well written and the conclusions hit the nail on the head. Thank you for this.
Sorry to see the hammering by those who need to insert nonstop ad hominem attacks. Many of them are likely part of the "101st Fighting Keyboarders" -- weblog authors who are "very enthusiastic about war, provided someone else fights it". These squads come out to throw stones because they don't like the outcome of science they disagree with. Today's brownshirts. We all have to deal with them.
On Twin Towers, Twin Myths?
Posted on September 17 at 12:38 p.m.
Although one has to first wade through all of the official version before hearing the other side, this article is surprisingly balanced and avoids the typcial "hit-piece" attack language: "truthers", "9/11 deniers", believers, conspiracy theorists, etc. That's important.
Scientists do not stop being scientists just because their findings have a political relevance. Unfortunately, the mainstream media would have one believe that they become sub-rate as soon as they dare to look at things like the WTC dust.
The broad misconception is that the "engineering community" disagrees with the "conspiracy theorists" and somehow "knows" that the NIST Reports are "correct."
But the reality is that almost no engineers outside of NIST have ever read the Reports, nor have they even seen Building 7 "collapse", Once they do, it is surprising to see how the vast majority of them are shocked and want to know more.
The "science" is not real science when only one side is participating and the other is doing things like hiding the raw data (dust, simulations, etc), refusing to do the experiments and claiming they "just know" the outcomes. I work for the government and that is no excuse -- government scientists are no different than any other. The response from NIST is not indicative of other government scientists.
On The Elements of a Great Scientific and Technical Dispute