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(cur) (prev) 21:40, 5 April 2009 Jehochman (talk contribs) m (55,220 bytes) (moved Controlled demolition hypothesis for the collapse of the World Trade Center to World Trade Center controlled demolition conspiracy theories: Rename article per talk page discussion) (undo)
It used to be called a hypothesis now its been downgraded to a conspiracy theory. Right around the release of the thermitic material paper as well; which there was a debate about whether or not to mention.
hy·poth·e·sis (hī-pŏth’ĭ-sĭs) n. pl. hy·poth·e·ses (-sēz’)
A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
conspiracy theory n.
A theory seeking to explain a disputed case or matter as a plot by a secret group or alliance rather than an individual or isolated act.
By simply looking at the definitions it is clear that the proponents of the demolition theory are not proposing a “conspiracy theory”, they are proposing a hypothesis. Stephen Jones, Richard Gage and other technical 9/11 researchers have never directly pointed the finger at anyone. They simply criticise the official theories for the destruction the towers and look for alternative explanations. They are therefore not conspiracy theorists. Furthermore, everything about the official story of 9/11 fits the definition of a conspiracy theory.