Debunking 9/11 Myths

Unlimited Debunking 9/11 Myths - by David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain Unlimited Debunking 9/11 Myths - by David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain - Debunking 9/11 Myths, Debunking Myths Conspiracy theories about Sept continue to spread Now in a meticulous scientific and groundbreaking new book Popular Mechanics puts these rumors to rest The magazine s editors analyze the

  • Title: Debunking 9/11 Myths
  • Author: David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain
  • ISBN: 9781588166357
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited Debunking 9/11 Myths - by David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain - Debunking 9/11 Myths, Debunking Myths Conspiracy theories about Sept continue to spread Now in a meticulous scientific and groundbreaking new book Popular Mechanics puts these rumors to rest The magazine s editors analyze the

Debunking 9/11 Myths, Unlimited Debunking 9/11 Myths - by David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain, Debunking 9/11 Myths, David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain, Debunking Myths Conspiracy theories about Sept continue to spread Now in a meticulous scientific and groundbreaking new book Popular Mechanics puts these rumors to rest The magazine s editors analyze the most persistent claims underlying conspiracy theories and conclusively disprove each one The result is a triumph of hard fact over conspiratorial fantasy. Unlimited Debunking 9/11 Myths - by David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain - Debunking 9/11 Myths, Debunking Myths Conspiracy theories about Sept continue to spread Now in a meticulous scientific and groundbreaking new book Popular Mechanics puts these rumors to rest The magazine s editors analyze the

  • Unlimited Debunking 9/11 Myths - by David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain
    373David Dunbar Brad Reagan John McCain
Debunking 9/11 Myths

Comments Debunking 9/11 Myths

  1. If we didn t ask questions about official stories, we d be blind followers However, in this case the official events of this tragic day are much logical, rational and realistic than even the most relentless conspiracy theories This book is a voice of solid reason in a sea of sensationalism and truther dogma that seems to be thriving online.


  2. A friend of mine is a big 9 11 conspiracy theory guy I have heard of this book from a special on some anniversary of 9 11 that I saw so I thought I would check out this book No matter which side you land the government story or conspiracy theorists or not sure what to believe , this book will not really help you get a deeper understanding of what happened Popular Mechanics picks a few select conspiracy theories and tries to debunk them Unfortunately, they do not really back up their debunking wi [...]



  3. This was a very easy read, logically laid out The authors began each section with an outline of the myth, then went about spelling out the truth scientifically What lends credibility to their arguments is that they were not afraid to say we don t know entirely when the data was inconclusive, such as the fall of tower 7 Generally, they come up with sensible, well documented rebuttals to most if not all of the various 9 11 myths With the information available in this Popular Mechanics book, the ex [...]


  4. It turns out that 9 11 conspiracy theories look a lot less plausible when subjected to fact checking The looniest of the theories never really made sense, but given the convenience of 9 11 in enabling the massive power grab by the Bush administration, and its use as a pretext for the long desired invasion of Iraq long desired by Cheney and the neo cons, that is , there was some appeal to the idea that the Bush administration possibly had prior knowledge of the coming attacks Even that is a bit o [...]


  5. I was going through a phase where I was obsessing over 9 11 because of movie I saw, and one of my close friends is a believer in conspiracy theories It wasn t until I was arguing against her that I realized that most of what I believed just like most of what she believed was based on hearsay So, I decided to do my own research, that way, I d know what I really believe, and have evidence to believe it So, I bought this book for the non conspiracy side, and watched lots of conspiracy support docum [...]


  6. If you plan on reading this book to dispel any doubt about any conspiracies regarding 9 11, don t bother While explaining certain scenarios with some good detail, you almost want to believe every fact about all 4 planes that day While there is little doubt that 2 planes went into the Twin Towers, I wasn t moved or swayed by the explanations of Flight 93, or the mystery surrounding the Pentagon I was looking for concrete evidence on things other than that guy said he saw that It felt empty.


  7. I loved this book, plain and simple It was an easy straight to the point read that did not drift from the point it was trying to make The point being that conspiracy theorists with regard to 9 11 are coming from a perspective based on unsubstantiated facts and theories This is a must read, especially if you are looking for something that truly dives into the facts of what happened and why it happened.


  8. Popular Mechanics takes on the 9 11 Truthers and conspiracy theorists with an in depth investigation into their claims in Debunking 9 11 Myths Why Conspiracy Theories Can t Stand Up to the Facts Expanding on their 2005 article which looked at and answered a series of questions Truthers claimed where being ignored by the mainstream media, Popular Mechanics takes on a host of new claims conspiracy theorist have come up with such cell phones not working at United 93 s altitude, bombs being attached [...]


  9. Imagine you have a chocolate bar you ve kept in the freezer It s hard and likely to break than bend It s definitely not melted.Now imagine you keep that bar on your desk in a normal room temperature room It won t be as hard, but it s still likely to break than bend It s not melted.Now imagine you have the bar in a 87F degree room It s still not melted But it s much softer and you might be able to get it to bend before it breaks Of course, if you hold it in your hand for long enough, it will me [...]


  10. Comprehensive rebuttal of all the major conspiracies and provides rational explanations for the events on 9 11 Focuses on the day itself rather than the lead up The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright and Masterminds of Terror by Yosri Fouda are recommended for a good break down of what led to the 9 11 attacks It covers WTC 1 2, WTC 7, Flight 93, Pentagon 77, Nano thermite, Controlled demolition, Tower free fall, seismic spikes, auxiliary pods on aircraft, the white jet, F16 response time, Indian L [...]


  11. This work was a much needed summation of the known facts about 9 11 conspiracy theories Having the foreword by John McCain was a poor choice, when you re trying to convince people who think there s a gov t conspiracy, maybe not use a politician as spokesperson I have friends who re 9 11 conspiracy buffs, and it s always just struck me as too far fetched It was already a conspiracy 19 men conspired to commit history s greatest terrorist act Occam s razor says that what you see is what you get, it [...]


  12. Definitely not my favorite style of writing, but was prompted to read because of a Game Night discussion about 9 11.


  13. I did not have any intention of reading a book about 9 11 But I was intrigued when I saw this was by Popular Mechanics What does Popular Mechanics have to do with debunking conspiracy theories I thought Then I thought, the people of Popular Mechanics know stuff They know about metals, and stress, and the laws of physics They know what can happen, and what can t This idea, the idea that concrete, factual, practical knowledge can triumph over paranoia delighted me so much that I read the book.This [...]


  14. It started with magazine articles and a couple books but found its growth on the internet On various web sites, newsgroups and forums, people raised questions and looked for answers to issues they felt were left unaddressed More books and video exploring the same territory began appearing It has now mushroomed to the point where it not only has a name, some of its conferences get airtime on C SPAN It calls itself the 9 11 Truth Movement, a largely grassroots effort questioning what Americans hav [...]


  15. BackgroundTill few days back I thought 9 11 was a Terrorist attack but after watching some of the so called 9 11 conspiracies theories videos and reading some articles on 9 11 an adequate amount of perplexity raised in my mind.I started questioning Did US govt seriously kill their citizens for the sake of Oil or money So I wanted to know the counter arguments given by the believer of 9 11 as a terrorist attack Debunking 9 11 is quite a popular book so I started reading it.Review First of all if [...]


  16. The end of an interesting experiment I just finished a book on, ahem, alternative theories on the 9 11 attacks, and then followed it up with this one, which is an attempt at scientifically ish debunking the major arguments of the truther movement, such as the supposedly inexplicably falling third tower, the insufficient damage at the Pentagon.The contrast was most illuminating Reading the pretty well written Br ckers book, most of the arguments sounded reasoned enough, the gaps in the official s [...]


  17. Not too long, pretty easy read going through most of the 9 11 truthers claims and systematically debunking them The book manages to be pretty thorough without getting too technical They do a good job of showing they conspiracy theorists claims and pretty much showing why the claim is utter bunk They also do a good job of showing the history of the case.A big thing that might turn some people off is the fact that they don t pull their punches when showing how nutty a lot of the conspiracy sources [...]


  18. A good read I ve gotten into a lot of arguments of conspiracy theorists who claim to have read this book or the Popular Mechanics article that preceded it, but obviously haven t because they mindlessly repeat the same claims as if none of what they re talking about was addressed Its mostly concerned with scientific claims but the book also goes into paranoia that s inherent to American culture, and how the Right and the Left connect on several conspiracy theories My only complaints are John McCa [...]


  19. I m frequently amazed by the truthers and just asking questions crowd when it comes to 9 11 Then I realized I hadn t myself looked at the science of the matter Popular Mechanics expanded what was a decent debunking article into a detailed and elaborate book Book lays out the premises of the prominent myths and then applies data from engineers, mathmeticians, scientists, etc to show the flaws and fallacies in those myths There will always be truthersbut there will always be science, logic, and [...]


  20. I didn t believe any of the 9 11 conspiracies going into this book, but it was still fascinating to read the wild stuff people have come up with Obviously, this book isn t going to change the mind of a committed Truther, but if you are still capable of rational thought, it might answer some questions for you.Conspiracy theories in a nutshell Some people are open to any possibility, and honestly examine all evidence in a rational manner to come to a conclusion, followed by a moral evaluation Othe [...]


  21. A somewhat dry but however very interesting account of the events of 9 11 I am very suprised at some of the ridiculous accusations presented by some of these conspiracy theorists What is not suprising is their lack of education or training in the fields in which they attempt to attack the actual facts There is some very interesting stuff contained in this very small book that will help anyone understand better what exactly occured on that fateful day in history A good read for anyone interested [...]


  22. I think this is a must read for anyone interested in the actual facts of what is undoubtedly one of the darkest days in our history Popular Mechanics takes an honest look at some of the common theories floating around and uses logic and reason to debunk them, it is reassuring to see mathematical facts tear apart emotional charged fallacies and give an unbiased view of the events of that terrible morning.


  23. This book tackled some of the conspiracy theories surrounding 9 11 Since I didn t know much about most of these theories, I was pretty interested, particularly when a BYU professor was named as a leading conspiracy theorist Unfortunately, though, the book was just not very readable It was very scientific, very technical, and truthfully, hard for me to understand I fell asleep nearly every single time I started reading it Too bad.


  24. Debunking 9 11 Myths Why Conspiracy Theories Can t Stand up to the Facts by Popular Mechanics is an excellent book on one of the biggest conspiracies out there right now Move over UFO s, forget JFK did the federal government and or another shadowy group orchestrate September 11, 2001 Click here to continue


  25. Very interesting reading, well documented and presented Anyone with an interest in the events of 9 11 could enjoy this book I ve known a few folks who would benefit greatly from reading this book are you listening Dave and Marty Conspiracy theorists don t easily give up their theories, for reasons known only to themselves, but it is good for the rest of us who have to listen to their nonsensical ravings, to read a thoroughly investigated and documented debunking of those theories.


  26. Debunking 9 11 Myths Why Conspiracy Theories Can t Stand Up to the Factsby The Editors of Popular Mechanics 5 Stars It is an important book , I found it the best documented book I have seen yet on the events of Sep 11 2001 The foot notes has both photos and facts in it that I never seen on any news reports This book should be in required reading for every JR High and High School US History class A Must Read


  27. It was a good book, but I was expecting why people thought the things they did, and not the background of how it is proven false I guess I read the overview wrong I have to say that some of the information in the book was good to read, I really like at the end it has the Reports for the buildings Other then that it is pretty much just like reading a science book.


  28. Not much that was new to me here, but it was nice to see it all organized in one place I like the presentation of the facts, but was irritated by the tendency for the editors to slip in some jabs at the theories in their presentation of them In a book that should be about the facts, and only the facts, there is no place for that, as it suggests an agenda, etc.


  29. This book was written by the folks at Popular Science and provides VERY scientific evidence regarding the myths of 9 11 some of which I had never heard of Some of the engineering stuff was over my head, but I appreciated the depths to which they went to counter some reasonable myths and some ridiculous ones.