Science Debunks the 9/11 Conspiracy Crazies

lionstrength5:

How can they debunk the Conspiracy Crazies we are here to stay. I hope you agree?

Originally posted on The Geek Whisperer:

Every 9/11, the conspiracy crazies come out to rant about myriad alternate realities they are living in.

I’m all for open, rational debate, but in my experience, these people are neither open, nor rational. I would link to some of them, but I don’t want to give them any attention (Giving a conspiracy nut attention is like getting a gremlin wet).

What I will do, is direct you to a wonderful article from Popular Mechanics that explains the science behind the World Trade Center collapse. It contains grounded arguments like:

Jet fuel burns at 800° to 1500°F, not hot enough to melt steel (2750°F). However, experts agree that for the towers to collapse, their steel frames didn’t need to melt, they just had to lose some of their structural strength — and that required exposure to much less heat. “I have never seen melted steel in a building fire,” says…

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