A continuation of this thread.
Note: This is a thread to discuss the lack of accepted physical principles found in the progressive collapse theory of the WTC collapses, and the lack of scientific validity (and integrity) evident in NIST's methodology and its report on the WTC. This thread is in the Humanities & Sciences forum. I ask posters on both sides of this issue to limit their comments to the topic at hand and to limit criticism to the analyses presented rather than, for example, attempting to impugn the character of the authors cited.
If you wish to comment, I would ask that you also make some effort to read the articles presented for discussion (below) and situate your comments in some kind of common-sense understanding of physics and/or accepted physical principles.
Finally, if this is a topic that you dislike or disapprove of, I don't care. Ignore this thread or go start your own, but don't dump in this one. Thanks.