- I reflexively dispatched anything about 9/11 into the spam bucket. If I thought about it for more than two seconds, it still went into spam, because its implications seemed incredible. This is putting the cart before the horse. The information's credibility should be judged first, independently. Then, if it's determined to be credible, a reasonable explanation should be sought.
- I don't think I ever did any cost-benefits at all, even subconsciously. But, here is exactly where "too fantastic" and "too extraordinary" should be considered. Only, they should increase the imperative to check things out, rather than decrease it.
- It is not the job of the "truthers" to come up with a complete, consistent theory that explains everything. That was the job of the government investigators, and they failed, miserably. "Truthers" are absolutely justified in bringing up questions about suspdajaaa, and demanding answers.
- The people you should trust are, in general, the ones who come across as the least confident. If it's true that we're living in an era of dense misinformation and subterfuge, then everyone should be pretty cautious before coming to a firmd conclusions.
- If somebody (or some media outlet) consistently argues a point by attempting to discredit or smear their opponent, without addressing the technical issues, then that person (or outlet) is a huge part of the problem, and we should disregard anything they say from then on, period.
World Trade Center 7
The raw data speaks for itself. One moment, the building is holding; the next moment, it lets go, and is in complete freefall. The onset of freefall was not only sudden; it extended across the whole width of the building. My measurement of the acceleration of the building was based on the northwest corner. NIST's recent measurement confirming freefall was based on a point midway along the roofline. The fact that the roof stayed level shows that the building was in free fall across the entire width. The collapse we see could not be due to a column failure, or two column failures, or a few column failures, or a sequence of column failures. All 24 interior columns and 58 perimeter columns had to have been removed over the span of eight floors low in the building, simultaneously to within a small fraction of a second.
How the main towers were destroyed
My name is Mark, and I'm the individual who was questioning Dr. Gross, and he asked me to email to him those thermal images. When I approached him after his talk to get his email address for that purpose, he refused to provide it to me. I think this is important because it reveals the attitude of the NIST investigators, which is one of willful ignorance of what really happened on 9/11."