Even More "Truther" Stupidity 3

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First, read Even More “Truther” Stupidity and Even More “Truther” Stupidity 2

After reviewing this source, I noticed an extra boneheaded mistake made by the 911 “Truth” Movement.

Here’s the bonus mistake – the dismissal of the piledriver (source).

Gage forgets that just because the structure of the upper floors was being shredded doesn’t mean the mass dropped to zero. In point of fact, Gage makes the usual “mass vs. mass” mistake (reference). This quote from here sums it up nicely:

This points out a basic mistake that CD advocates make in several places when discussing these collapses. They view this as Mass vs. Mass. The lower mass of the upper section could never have destroyed the greater mass of the lower section, they say. Yet this is not the correct way of thinking about these collapses. We should be considering Load vs. Structure. A building’s structure is designed to redistribute loads. If a particular load is much too great to be redistributed, the structure is going to fail somewhere.

The dynamic loads delivered by the falling upper section was far too great for the structure below to redistribute. While the mass was simply a static load (not in motion), the structure below could handle both it and the daily back-and-forth of people and wind loads. However, once that mass started moving, it quickly built a dynamic load far beyond the capability of the structure below to redistribute. Down came the ‘piledriver’, and down came the Towers.

This is simply a mathematical question, no matter how counterintuitive it may seem. If a building can support a load equal to X and it is hit with a load equal to X*10, it’s going to fall down. Gage’s constant refusal to understand this is the last of his top 10 boneheaded mistakes.

Once again, we see that “truthers” do NOT understand physics- some have even used Newton’s First Law of Motion, which as we see here, states “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”

“Truthers” always want to know where the unbalanced force came from, never mind the fact that the answer is obvious: the unbalanced force was provided by the planes.

As for how I know this, it’s a little thing called “Newton’s Second Law of Motion,” which, as any physics book will tell you, states that force = mass times acceleration (F = ma). Now, clearly the planes had mass. Again, any physics book will tell you that acceleration is defined as a change in velocity over time- and even a microsecond is a unit of time; there’s no limit on the size of the time unit used. Logic, which is a quality “truthers” lack, dictates that a speeding aircraft slamming into a building will experience a rather abrupt change in velocity. Once again, we see that Gage and the rest of the 911 “Truth” Movement is using Wile E. Coyote physics.



Posted July 1, 2008 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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