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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Heat Softens Steel! CHECKMATE TRUTHERS!!! OMG! LOL! #REKT

Yo, the Truth Movement has been officially PWNED by some blacksmith dude. Holy shit son! That's the straight dope right there! How can we argue against this kinda ass whoopin? I mean damn, all I can offer are some petty little excuses that can't possibly match up to that. This would include:
  • The fact that NIST has no evidence of fire temperatures in the Towers above 600 ÂșC (see link, pp. 6-7).
  • The fact that the steel in the Towers was much thicker than this dude's steel rod.
  • The fact that no steel-framed skyscraper has ever collapsed due to fire (see here and here).
  • The fact that we have a vast assortment of direct evidence the Twin Towers and Building 7 were demolished with explosives (including peer-reviewed scientific evidence).
But again, I mean, damn! This guy's got a video on YouTube of him heating steel. Debate's over! What're we still doing here?!

Alrighty, satire is over. Yes, this is an almost entirely unnecessary rebuttal. But to be honest, this guy's little home experiment isn't what bothers me. What bothers me is his comment that "if it was a conspiracy, I don't care." Statements like these depress me, but they don't entirely surprise me either. After all, even someone like Noam Chomsky thinks this way, so, surpise surprise, of course the average Joe would too. That, children, is what we call "being part of the problem."

1 comment:

  1. His experiment is ridiculous. He heats that metal bar up in a furnace(!), where you can see from the glow of the steel that it must be around 1000 degrees Celsius. The World Trade Centre fires, by any measure, were not equivalent to a furnace. The fires were open air, and regardless of the breeze, that somewhat fanned the flames, could not have reached furnace temperatures. As NIST says, there was no evidence for temperatures above 600 degrees Celsius.

    Good post Adam. The best thing about this video is that it will sink the idea (hopefully) that the fire temps were hot enough to significantly weaken the steel of the towers. It will allow a revisit to the topic where those that don't understand the science behind the collapse, now have the opportunity to become educated.

    The error of this faux analogy is so obvious/over-the-top that it becomes a handy teaching tool.

    And this experiment certainly does not account for the heat corroded steel seen and documented in the rubble pile - notably the FEMA Appendix C material. An experiment to duplicate such heat damage, using an intense fire (as you know), undertaken by Jonathan Cole, failed to cause ANY significant heat corrosion, despite hours long temps above 600 degress Celsius:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YuDKUCALtU

    Spook

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