I hear about 9/11 conspiracy theories often, especially the claim that the towers fell at free-fall speed. The conspiricists suggest that they were brought down by demolition charges. Of all the various claims, this made the least sense to me. It is reminiscent of Elmer Fudd’s “I know how to get rid of this rabbit and make it look like an accident.” Anyhow, I finally got around to doing some google searching, and some reading, and I thought I’d share the results.
- Popular Mechanics :: This one doesn’t explain the free-fall claim, it does address a number of others. Perhaps not as in depth as one would like. It does talk about why tower seven collapsed.
- Debunking 9/11 :: Unsurprisingly, there are sites dedicated to debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories. This one explained the free-fall problem by demonstrating that the measurement of when the fall was over was done improperly. A little error of forty stories!
- Journal of Debunking 9/11 :: While I had guessed there were websites dedicated to debunking 9/11, I had not imagined that it could support a regular publication. Perhaps, however, this is more of an e-zine or a blog.
- A Collection of Debunking sites :: In case the above is not enough for you all.
Of course, there are the debunking the debunking sites. 🙂 I sense an infinite loop in the process of growing…