I can shoot a lead and copper projectile through solid steel. Lead and copper are far softer than steel.
I can burn through aluminum with a bic lighter. Even though the temperature a bic lighter reaches is not close enough to melt, let alone burn
aluminum, I can burn though an aluminum can, and aluminum foil with nothing but a bic lighter.
I can also vaporize gold with a bic lighter.
I just recently had a grease (bacon fat) fire on top of my stove. It burned through the steel base of the element/stove.
You can NOT use figures like "metal x is stronger than metal y, therefore metal y cannot cut metal x" or figures like "material x only burns/metals at
temperature y, therefore you cannot burn/melt material x with a fire reaching temperature y"
These are the exact figures used by 911 truthers to show 911 didn't happen. But sadly for them, those figures are general figures for industrial uses.
Not absolute figures for the tolerance of metals to heat and other forces.
The same fuel burning in a different manner also influences heat. A forge that uses air forced into it gets very very hot, from the same fuel as a
normal fire, that's much cooler. Temperatures inside the towers likely reached far higher temps than the normal "flash point" of the material being
As heat rises inside the towers, cool air is sucked in through the bottom of the tower. As it rises it feeds the fires with dense fresh air. This
process can speed up to the point where it naturally acts much like a forge and gets far hotter than it "normally" would.
I know you didn't mention anything about the temperatures and fires, but I am using that as an example of how the figures used to show something
"could not have happened" actually show nothing of the sort.
Just because the "shell" of the tower was made of steel, does not mean at all that a projectile (the aircraft) that is less dense and softer couldn't
easily punch through it.
You are thinking wrong if you think that's how this stuff works. Explain how a soft bullet can punch through far harder materials. You have to look at
how stuff interacts in the real world, not how it should theoretically interact in your mind, based on incomplete information and knowledge.
I mean, you really think a plane flying at hundreds of MPH is just going to bounce off the side of the building? Come on...
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