1 This paper is based on a talk I gave at the University of California at Berkeley on November 7, 2006, with important updates.
2 See http://journalof911studies.com/volume/200609/Why_Indeed_Did_the_WTC_Buildings_Completely_Collapse_Jones_Thermite_World_Trade_Center.pdf . Fortunately, there is now a body of extensive research gathered in the peer-reviewed books cited above and in the Journal of 9/11 Studies. That is the way science proceeds, with observations, hypotheses, experiments and published papers. For a more extensive treatment of the study of 9/11 events than can be provided in one paper, I refer the reader especially to http://journalof911studies.com/ . Here you will find an ever-expanding set of papers relating to the study of "What really happened on 9/11/2001?" The issue, however, is not just understanding, but also a quest to seek justice based on the findings.
Dr. Steven E. Jones
September 11 Revisited
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