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Physics Professor Claiming Explosives Toppled Twin Towers Resigns
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 10/22/2006 | News Services

Posted on 10/22/2006 6:07:50 AM PDT by rface

A Brigham Young University physics professor who suggested the World Trade Center was brought down by explosives has resigned, six weeks after the school placed him on leave.

Steven Jones' retirement is effective Jan. 1, 2007.

Jones recently published theories about U.S. government involvement in the events of Sept. 11, including one suggesting that explosives inside the World Trade Center - not airplanes striking the twin towers - brought the complex down.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 911; brighamyoung; moonbats; ragingclue; stevejones; utah; worldtradecenter
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1 posted on 10/22/2006 6:07:50 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface
Lefty Moonbat Forced Out

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

2 posted on 10/22/2006 6:09:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: rface
He should of been fired from transparently using his position to indoctrinate his students
3 posted on 10/22/2006 6:12:00 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (EeevilCon, Snowflake, Conservative Fundamentalist Gun Owning Bush Bot Dittohead reporting for duty!)
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To: rface

WAYR?


4 posted on 10/22/2006 6:12:41 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: rface

The book contract may have set him up for life.


5 posted on 10/22/2006 6:13:01 AM PDT by moneyrunner (I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed to its idolatries a patient knee.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Utah is a solid Red State but Salt Lake City is very very very liberal.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

6 posted on 10/22/2006 6:13:54 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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7 posted on 10/22/2006 6:16:37 AM PDT by csvset (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil & inhumane)
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To: rface

I thought that it was Cold Fusion that brought the towers down.


8 posted on 10/22/2006 6:17:12 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Paladin2
No it was Karl Rove and he planned the whole thing to get us embroiled in Afghanistan and Iraq. Its all been a Bush Conspiracy from Day One.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

9 posted on 10/22/2006 6:20:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: rface

So he can spam FR full time now, great another loon on the loose.


10 posted on 10/22/2006 6:20:11 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: rface

Wow, who would have expected a moonbat at BYU?


11 posted on 10/22/2006 6:20:45 AM PDT by Tenyaka
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To: goldstategop

In Law Enforcement, we had a title for people like him.
Attorneys called them "Expert Witnesses".
We called them,"Liars for Hire".


12 posted on 10/22/2006 6:21:08 AM PDT by radar101 (LIBERALS = Hypocrisy and Fantasy)
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To: rface
Steel structures fail when extreme heat is present. The steel softens and can't maintain structural integrity.

I told my wife while the towers were burning that if they don't get the fires out soon the buildings would fail.

I was still shocked when it happened.

13 posted on 10/22/2006 6:21:35 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: rface
The dimwit tin foil hat crowd fail to realize that when you implode a building, you do it from the bottom up, not the top down.

Oh well, logic never made much of a difference to the conspiracy nutjobs.

14 posted on 10/22/2006 6:30:00 AM PDT by keithtoo (Moveon.org is a cult, Freerepublic is the cure.....)
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To: rface

He is going to scream "free speech, free speech". Well, he was allowed to say what he said, so he was able to exercise his right. He is now reaping the rewards of that free speech.


15 posted on 10/22/2006 6:30:02 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: rface
"Jones recently published theories about U.S. government involvement in the events of Sept. 11"

As near as I can tell this moonbat has published only hypotheses, not theories.

The difference is immense and critical to any discussion.

16 posted on 10/22/2006 6:31:00 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: goldstategop
Karl Rove has a Weather Machine, not a robot-plane thingy.

You need to get your whack-job facts straight!

17 posted on 10/22/2006 6:32:23 AM PDT by keithtoo (Moveon.org is a cult, Freerepublic is the cure.....)
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To: Londo Molari

Ward Churchill's still on the public payroll so there is hope.


18 posted on 10/22/2006 6:38:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Alex Jones has pictures of you in a tutu at a Bilderberg conference. You are obviously a member of the Illuminati.


19 posted on 10/22/2006 6:38:44 AM PDT by keithtoo (Moveon.org is a cult, Freerepublic is the cure.....)
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To: rface

Steven Jones Ph.D-more proof that a college education and intelligence are not mutually inclusive.


20 posted on 10/22/2006 6:42:23 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: rface

No different than if he had been pontificating about man not walkng on the moon or Abe Lincoln not being shot in Ford's theater. Certain historical facts are not debatable issues unless you are a nut job. Not only do we have eye witnesses who saw the planes hit the towers, but there have been ample credible studies debunking all of these towers packed with explosives before the planes hit conspiracy theories. This guy doesn't deserve to be teaching anywhere.


21 posted on 10/22/2006 6:55:05 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: The Great RJ

If someone says they are an alien or their father was Yeti or any of the other crazy things people say chances are it doesn't get into mainstream media. But, whacko conspiracy theories do no matter how far fetched. Good thing MSM or as I like to say the PCP (Politically Correct Press) is not liberally biased or they would be presenting this as fact. /sarc


22 posted on 10/22/2006 7:11:31 AM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: goldstategop


"A Brigham Young University physics professor"

Brigham Young is a Mormon University.


23 posted on 10/22/2006 7:12:11 AM PDT by LauraleeBraswell (Sarcasm)
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To: rface

24 posted on 10/22/2006 7:16:13 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: DB
"Steel structures fail when extreme heat is present. The steel softens and can't maintain structural integrity."

Here is graphic evidence of that. Note the outward bowing of the steel column supports moments before collapse:


25 posted on 10/22/2006 7:17:33 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: keithtoo

"The dimwit tin foil hat crowd fail to realize that when you implode a building, you do it from the bottom up, not the top down.
Oh well, logic never made much of a difference to the conspiracy nutjobs."

They actually think that Karl Rove had the entire building rigged with explosives prior to the "crash"
That the "crashes" were really unmanned aircraft used to divert our attention away from the planned demolition.
At least that's the best I could gather from their crazy ramblings.

Do a google search of Loose Change.....these people are insanely stupid.


26 posted on 10/22/2006 7:19:11 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: rface

The same guy who promoted Cold Fusion (the power generator.)


27 posted on 10/22/2006 7:19:46 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: keithtoo
"Alex Jones has pictures of you in a tutu at a Bilderberg conference. You are obviously a member of the Illuminati."

Considering my increasing weight, it should probably be a three-three or maybe even a four-four in my case

28 posted on 10/22/2006 7:25:37 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: csvset

Someone's getting a raging clue!


29 posted on 10/22/2006 7:29:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Natalie Maines fears me...)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

From Cold Fusion to Con Fusion


30 posted on 10/22/2006 7:30:20 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: MNJohnnie

If we did this we would have no university professors left. "So, what's the problem?" you say. Well, I won't answer that one.


31 posted on 10/22/2006 7:37:12 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: muir_redwoods

Maybe two tutus, too!


32 posted on 10/22/2006 7:38:15 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: AndyJackson

Hey! I'm a prof! And I'm not a doctrinator! : )


33 posted on 10/22/2006 7:39:35 AM PDT by zook (America going insane - "Do you read Sutter Caine?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have an even more raging clue......to the left.

PF


34 posted on 10/22/2006 7:41:16 AM PDT by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his Mother.)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

Wern't the cold fusion guys Pons and Fleischman?


35 posted on 10/22/2006 7:41:39 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Dancing through life like a street mime with tourettes syndrome.)
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To: rface

Wasn't there another professor from University of Wisconsin - Madison that was saying the same garbage? If that is the right university, he will not be fired or resign because it is a state school. And government finds it difficult to fire anyone, so we probably are stuck with that loon.


36 posted on 10/22/2006 7:47:46 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God is giving you countless observable clues of His existence!)
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To: keithtoo; All
"Karl Rove has a Weather Machine, not a robot-plane thingy."

"You need to get your whack-job facts straight!"

(..whispering here....just wait 'till the libs realize that Rove can and did reprogram all the Diebold machines, using Rumsfeld's military satellites, similar to "On-Star" opening your locked automobile.......just remember that you DIDN'T hear this from me, OK???...)

37 posted on 10/22/2006 7:48:26 AM PDT by musicman
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To: rface
South Park Slams Truther Morons
38 posted on 10/22/2006 8:08:35 AM PDT by Darnright (http://media.putfile.com/Webb-on-Allen)
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To: rface

Incidents like these make you wonder what their selection process is to begin with. Is academia filled with quacks like this, except who have the common sense not to mouth off?


39 posted on 10/22/2006 8:13:19 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Yes. Jones had some papers on the subject too. He later separated himself from the singer and yeast people. Lili Pons and Fleishmann's Yeast
40 posted on 10/22/2006 8:33:33 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

Quite a piece of work, this guy.


41 posted on 10/22/2006 8:35:47 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Dancing through life like a street mime with tourettes syndrome.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Wern't the cold fusion guys Pons and Fleischman?

You're close. It was Fleischman and Pons.

Just kidding.

42 posted on 10/22/2006 8:45:19 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Gumlegs

Thank you for "jarring" my memory. :)


43 posted on 10/22/2006 8:46:14 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Dancing through life like a street mime with tourettes syndrome.)
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To: MNJohnnie

"He should of been fired from transparently using his position to indoctrinate his students."

Yessir, as should any and all "educators" acting similarly.

Our educational system would benefit in an organic manner similar to giving your home vegetable garden a thorough weeding.



44 posted on 10/22/2006 8:49:18 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: goldstategop
Utah is a solid Red State but Salt Lake City is very very very liberal.

BYU isn't in Salt Lake City.

45 posted on 10/22/2006 8:50:26 AM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: rface

Thanks for posting this. The SLD doesn't seem to have published many details, however. Any more articles out there with background?


46 posted on 10/22/2006 8:50:54 AM PDT by Silly
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Water friends for.


47 posted on 10/22/2006 8:55:22 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: rface

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.....


48 posted on 10/22/2006 8:56:09 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: rface
As I said on a prior thread,

Outstanding! I certainly wouldn't want an idiot who knew so little about physics teaching my kids!

I saw the collapses in realtime on TV. As the first building was falling, it only took as second or so before I realized that what looked -- at first impression -- like an explosion was merely air compressed and forced out by the "pancake collapse piston" effect of the falling upper floors."


49 posted on 10/22/2006 9:01:26 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: rface

Good. And I hope the only other job he can get in an American university is scrubbing toilets.


50 posted on 10/22/2006 9:06:54 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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