JREF, Bentham & Media Coverage of ‘Active Thermitic Material'
By Erik Larson
The paper “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” published April 3, 2009 in The Open Chemical Physics Journal (Bentham.org)
It is currently the subject of much debate (mostly attacks) at JREF, beginning with this thread, now closed- it has gotten 1831 comments and 30,413 views as of this posting:
[Closed]Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe- JREF
Most of what the debunkers at JREF have come up with so far are insults to Dr. Jones, disparaging comments about Bentham, strawman arguments, and unsupported allegations that the red-gray chips are some kind of paint. This early comment by Dog Town is typical of the general mentality throughout the thread; “Old hat! Vanity published,paint chips,yadda,yadda,yadda! NEXT!” forums.randi.org/showpost.php?p=4583452&postcount=2
However, as much as Dog Town and others there may wish it, the questions raised are not going to be dismissed so easily; these chips produce iron micro-spheres when heated to 700 C (and intense chemical reactions at 430 C)- like thermite, but unlike any known paint. (pgs. 20-28) Dr. Jones and everyone else, including JREFers, are entitled to our own opinion, but not our own facts- as the saying goes. There may be problems with the new paper not uncovered by the peer review process, that will be discovered- and there may not. The research of the paper’s authors continues- future studies are discussed on pg. 28 of the paper. And, as Jones has noted, these important questions also remain: “What is high-tech explosive/pyrotechnic material in large quantities doing in the WTC dust? Who made tons of this stuff and why? Why have government investigators refused to look for explosive residues in the WTC aftermath?”
Read the rest at 911Reports.com
And thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post about the Active Thermitic paper; for some reason, I have been unable to leave comments, apparently due to some spam filter glitch, which i emailed tech support about yesterday.
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