Monday, December 11, 2006

Debunking The 9/11 Myths

Now I've never been a fan of conspiracy theories. Frankly I find them very problematic because they disable many people from understanding and discussing important events in a serious manner. None more so than the conspiracy theories about 9/11. You've all heard them. Why were the planes not intercepted by fighter-jets? How could the towers so easily collaps? Ect.

For years it has bothered me not to have answers when I met these questions, but now finally I have.

To investigate 16 of the most prevalent claims made by conspiracy theorists, POPULAR MECHANICS assembled a team of nine researchers and reporters who, together with PM editors, consulted more than 70 professionals in fields that form the core content of this magazine, including aviation, engineering and the military.
In the end, we were able to debunk each of these assertions with hard evidence and a healthy dose of common sense.

I implore anyone who wants to seriously discuss 9/11 in the future to read this article. Not only will you get your facts straight, but you might also evolve a healthy scepticism towards the conspiracy theories that confuse and derail serious public debate.