I directly challenge the "Page Two
" editorial on June 4. The facts and the scientific evidence show, in contrast to the claims of the 45 reports generated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology committee, that the buildings of the World Trade Center did not collapse by the fires started by the airline crashes but by explosions. The claims that fires did it are scientific swindles from our federal government.
Who am I to make this claim? I am a physicist (Ph.D. in applied physics, Caltech, 1978) with 40 years' experience in research, having published well over 100 papers and eight books. As an experienced speaker (member of National Speakers Association) I can present the facts and evidence to any audience.
The NIST committee, while having engineers (primarily a few fire engineers), had no physicists. Their reports in fact blatantly ignore principles of physics. For example, the last NIST report released late 2008 claimed rapidly erupting fires caused Building 7 to fall symmetrically in a 6.5-second virtual free-fall state, in spite of fires being very asymmetric. This contradicts thermodynamics principles and conservation of both energy and momentum.
Well over 100 reports were made by survivors who reported hearing loud blasting noises just before the collapses, and several blast effects can be seen in the photographs of the tower collapses, with significant damage going out over one-fourth of a mile. With multiple measurements of exceedingly high temperatures, with massive melting of steel observations, and with the "smoking gun" microscopic remnants of thermitic explosives in the rubble, the evidence is overwhelming. Those remnants and the massive amounts of dust from pulverized building materials formed the toxins breathed by the rescue crews, causing at least $1 billion in medical expenses.
The nature of the collapses and the conservation principle show they were not caused by the fires. Gravity could not provide the energy for breaking up the towers, since more than 10 times that much energy was expended in breaking them apart. Newton's laws of motion show powerful horizontal forces blew out the multiple multistory large pieces of the wall in the North Tower, ripped apart the South Tower, and produced their ballooning pulverized dust clouds.
We should never forget those mass murders and injuries on 9/11. An action is sorely needed to correct the wholesale errors published on those collapses and to investigate and fully expose all the murderers.