I heard Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on Sunday morning on ABC’s Weekend Breakfast show being interviewed by Andrew Geoghegan – and in typical ABC style denigrating those who challenge the official 9/11 theory.
They were covering various topics with a neuroscientist and skeptic and were talking about analytical thinking, when they moved to a discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theorists. To paraphrase: They as scientists have critical and skeptical thinking on their side, but the 9/11 conspiracy theorists are wrong – finding a theory to fit their belief system (that government was somehow involved). Celebrity scientist Karl agreed. What a joke! They are themselves guilty of fitting the facts and science into their belief system – and have thrown critical thinking out the window.
And Dr Karl, it’s wrong to claim that so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ start from a belief system and then find the facts to fit. In the early 2000’s I was against the war on Iraq, but firm in the belief that 19 Arabs were responsible – UNTIL I happened across the anomaly of Building 7. It took three months of intensive soul searching (and research) as I reluctantly forced a change to my belief system to match the science and the facts before me. Thus, I do not consider myself to be believing in a ‘conspiracy’, but rather a theory (the most plausible) that fits the laws of science and the facts. I have come to understand that the official theory is fraudulent fanciful nonsense. (And by the way, I have no idea who orchestrated it – but an honest investigation would root out some of the players).
So Dr Karl, this is a challenge to you (and if you are not prepared to take it up – stop talking down to people who challenge the official version):
‘Please Explain’ Building 7
Oh, do you know about WTC 7? Well here is the video below. This skyscraper was not hit by a plane and had only a few office fires. It was the THIRD skyscraper to ‘collapse’ – and did so at 5.20 that afternoon of the 11th. And if it was ‘brought down’ then this creates a terrible dilemma.
The official (FEMA and NIST) theory says:
The official report claimed the fires expanded floor beams, which pushed a girder off its seat, precipitating multiple floor failures, which left column 79 unsupported and it buckled, which then dragged floors 14 to the roof downward. Then a north to south floor failure commenced, which propagated to the west. When most of the floors had fallen, the exterior was essentially an empty shell and it collapsed straight down, at free-fall acceleration.
The principal ‘conspiracy’ – or other theory:
Over 2300 engineers, architects and scientists (like yourself) believe the only possible explanation for this steel frame building to free fall in this perfect collapse is by demolition, and the use of some form of explosives. (Remember, no other skyscraper has ever just collapsed as a result of fire, even though some fires raged for 24 hours.) Evidence here from Architects and Engineers.
So – I want you to ‘Please Explain’ how did the 47 floor skyscraper (note: the Rialto in Melbourne is 52) just ‘come down’ in a mostly free fall collapse into its own foot print (so to speak)? And you can just comment below if you want or contact me.
But these are the simple rules:
1. You must only take into account the ‘science’ relating to the collapse.
2. You MUST ignore your personal belief system when you investigate the evidence.
3. You must ignore all media reports, witness statements, hearsay evidence, all reportage from conspiracy theorists and from government that are not strictly factual.
4. You must ignore ‘possible’ theories – and make you conclusions ONLY based on ‘hard’ science.
5. You must be honest about your findings – and provide the most logical scientific option to the collapse of WTC 7.
For you interest – this is NIST’s computer model to try explain the collapse, but unfortunately it does not match reality. There is ample evidence on the construction of the building and there is photographic and video EVIDENCE (both before and during collapse) etc. We can provide links to relevant science on request.
And I would suggest you inform the ABC of your findings (and radio personalities like Jon Faine). As you hold great sway at the ‘people’s organisation’, it might stop the ABC from propagating the fraudulent story of how those Australians were murdered on September 11, 2001.
And this is lease holder, Larry Silverstein, saying that “we” “pulled” the building. But as this is just a ‘statement’, you will NOT be allowed to use it to sway your scientific investigation either way.
Who is Dr Karl?
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki’s media career began in 1981 presenting ‘Great Moments In Science’ and since then his celebrity status has exploded, and is even been called the ‘President of Science’ in Australia. Author of 26 plus books, with his ‘Please Explain’ released in November 2007. According to “New Scientist” Magazine Karl’s last five books have all hit the position of best-selling Popular Science book in Australia. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki received the Member of the Order of Australia Award in the 2006 Australia Day Honours list. In 2007 the Australia Skeptics Society awarded Dr Karl the Australia Skeptic Of The Year Prize. Karl has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has worked as a physicist, tutor, film-maker, car mechanic, labourer, and as a medical doctor at the Kids’ Hospital in Sydney.