The Scientific Method Applied to the World Trade Center Disaster
Welcome! The Lifting the Fog
conference is here!
WHAT: An academic conferece, open to the public, using principles of scientific inquiry to examine the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 and the environmental fallout at Ground Zero
WHEN: November 11, 2006; 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Four sessions, free and open to the public!)
WHERE: Chan Shun Auditorium, Valley Life Science Building, University of California at Berkeley
The past year has seen a rapid expansion of interest in alternatives to the official story of the 9/11 attack in both popular culture and professional and academic circles. Unfortunately, media coverage of this phenomenon has highlighted speculative claims, focused on personalities, and has generally attempted to discredit challenges to the Official Story.
The Lifting the Fog Conference will provide a focused, principled, and rigorous examination of the many unanswered questions surrounding the destruction of the World Trade Center skyscrapers. Using the extensive bodies of surviving evidence that document these events, Conference presenters will apply the time-tested scientific method to evaluate the evidence and theories of the destruction of the buildings.
In addition to tackling the controversial questions of what brought the skyscrapers down, the Conference will provide a session devoted to the developing story of the public health catastrophe of exposures to the Ground Zero environment. The fact that the EPA allowed politics to eclipse science in their issuance of false assurances that the air was safe to breathe is a sobering example of the fallacy of trusting official conclusions regarding highly charged political events being used to justify wars.
The Conference format will feature presenters who are well qualified in pertinent scientific and engineering issues, making visually enhanced presentations of about 60-70 minutes. Each presentation will be followed by a moderated session inviting audience participation.
Materials available inside the conference will be limited to books, articles, pamplets, and multimedia recordings such as DVDs and CDs which feature conference participants and are approved by the Steering Committee.
What a Program!
SESSION 1 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ground Zero Exposures and Health Impacts
What were the conditions in and around Ground Zero following the attack, and how did officials respond?
Presenters: Nate Mudd, Jenna Orkin, Janette MacKinlay
Respondent: Mickey S. Huff
SESSION 2 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Analysis of the World Trade Center Destruction
What can be learned from analysis of the physical features of the total destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7? Are there natural processes that could explain these features?
Presenters: Steven Jones
SESSION 3 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Critique of Official Collapse Theories of the Twin Towers
What are the official collapse theories? Can they account for the total collapses and for specific features documented by physical evidence? How scientific were the investigations that produced these theories?
Presenters: Jim Hoffman, Kevin Ryan (video excerpts only)
SESSION 4 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Highlights and Panel Discussion:
What conclusions can be made about the destruction of the World Trade Center using science, and what are the implications?
Presenters: Steven Jones, Jim Hoffman, Paul Rea, Jenna Orkin, Janette MaKinlay
Respondent: Peter Phillips
Come one come all! Fun for the whole family! Not to be missed! Check the website
For more information on the topic:
**See more 9/11 research from Jim Hoffman and others here.
**See articles pertaining to the science presented at the conference from Steven Jones here.
**See Jenna Orkin's work here.
**And, see Peter Phillips' piece on the Global Dominance Group here.
Hope to see you there!