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New Documentary Film - The Science of September 11 - Scrutinizes the Science and the Official Investigation of the World Trade Center Collapse

Scientists, architects and engineers go on record to say the official story of the World Trade Center destruction does not agree with eye witness testimony and the laws of physics.


A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Ground Zero has been swept clean, a memorial has been established, and new towers are rising where the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings once stood.

Something else is rising: the voices of scientists, architects and engineers who say the official story of the destruction of the World Trade Center does not fit with eye witness testimony and the laws of physics. They contend the government agency in charge of the investigation ignored critical, explosive evidence found at the crime scene.

A new film, The Science of September 11, encapsulates their arguments and highlights shocking evidence that is officially unexplained.

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The editors say over 1500 architects and engineers are putting their credibility on the line by confronting the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and demanding an independent investigation.

The documentary is a compilation of previously released videos highlighting work from members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of licensed professionals started by architect Richard Gage, AIA.  AE911Truth members have published peer-reviewed studies, using the scientific method to determine why the collapses occurred.

The film contends that the public was mislead to believe the government performed a thorough investigation of the Twin Tower collapse, but points out the NIST analysis stops at the moment the towers began  coming down.  NIST only considered the impact of the planes and the office fires.  Their report states: “This sequence. includes little analysis of the structural behavior of the tower after the conditions for collapse initiation were reached and collapse became inevitable”.

Physics teacher David Chandler contends NIST’s assertion the Twin Towers’ top floors functioned like pile drivers, completely pulverizing everything beneath them, is not sound science. The videos show the top sections crumbled before pushing down on anything. And independent scientists have shown the potential energy in a gravitational collapse was insufficient to pulverize all the concrete, steel and glass into the fine dust that completely blanketed Manhattan.

The film shows girders being flung upward and outward at up to 60 miles per hour in a way that can only occur if explosive energy is propelling them.  As Jody Gibbs remarks in the film, “Gravity works vertically, not laterally.” Gibbs is an architect who was educated at Yale and Harvard, and taught at MIT.

The Science of September 11 illustrates that the NIST acknowledged free fall drop of  World Trade Center Building 7 could only have happened if the steel and concrete supports had been suddenly removed with explosives.

Explosive Evidence:

Independent scientists uncovered evidence in the WTC dust that the NIST report completely disregards. Every sample the team analyzed contained unreacted thermite - a substance that can be used to destroy steel structures. The dust also contained previously molten iron droplets caused by very high temperatures that could not have been caused by jet fuel or office fires.

The findings, published in the April 2009 edition of the Open Chemical Physics Journal, have never been challenged. “This stands as an indictment of the official story of 9/11,” says Dr. Steven E. Jones, professor emeritus of physics from Brigham Young University.

AE911 experts note that burning jet fuel (kerosene) doesn’t produce enough heat to melt steel - yet metal was seen flowing like lava, and weeks after the attack was still burning in molten pools below ground level

A paper in The Environmentalist by lead author and engineer Kevin Ryan reports the fires under the WTC rubble could not be extinguished for months, even though millions of gallons of water and a chemical fire suppressant were sprayed onto the debris pile.  The paper points out the characteristics of un-extinguishable fires are not explained by jet fuel or normal structural fires, but are consistent with materials which provide their own fuel, such as thermite.

Another peer reviewed paper showed steel melted, thinned and vaporized to look like swiss cheese by a thermo-chemical reaction. The NIST investigation also ignored this evidence.

“NIST twisted their explanation like a pretzel” to avoid considering evidence supporting the presence of explosives, says the film’s producer Matt Hine, “and this inspired the launch of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth.”  These firefighters object that NIST ignored investigative protocols established by the National Fire Protection Association.

As David Chandler explains in the documentary, NIST refused to consider explosives in the case of the destruction of Building 7 because it said there was no audio evidence of explosions powerful enough to bring the building down.  However The Science of September 11 documents bystanders and first responders reporting very significant explosions as the buildings collapsed.

NIST and the Scientific Method:

“In the scientific method, we start with the data and determine what conclusions are supported by that data.  But in the political method, they start with a conclusion, and then ask what data can be found (or fabricated) to support that conclusion”, notes Dr. Steven Jones.  “This documentary shows that NIST’s reports are not scientific.  They failed to fulfill their congressional mandate: to protect public safety by performing a legitimate analysis of why the WTC buildings fell”, said Hine.

While the protocol of science involves peer review and reproducibility, NIST has refused to release the computer modeling data it used, preventing independent engineers from checking their calculations and conclusions. NIST claims releasing the data would endanger public safety, an assertion that AE911Truth members find outrageous. They contend NIST is blocking independent verification.



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