Originally posted by DrEugeneFixer
Originally posted by FenderWolf
What is some sure fire way I can convince them?
Get a Phd in structural engineering and with a focus in dynamic modelling of unstable structures, and then show them your doctoral thesis.
Get the PhD structural engineer to explain why accurate data on the distributions of steel and concrete down the building are not important.
Structural engineering is thousands of years old. It is just in the last 150 years the enough steel could be produced in quantity to use for skyscrapers. So our experts have the problem of pretending that something which is not too complicated it SO COMPLICATED that we need experts to tell us what to think about it.
So we have an Intellectual Imperialism problem and ultimately that is more important than any conspiracy.
300 year old Newtonian physics is different for PhD structural engineers than it is for 8th graders. Like they can't do the calculation for the conservation of momentum. Of course they will now look like fools if they admit airliners could not have done it.