Originally posted by psikeyhackr
So if the evidence is so overwhelming why aren't all of the engineering schools pointing that out and what does it mean for society that they are
Because if it is physically impossible they should have figured it out in 2002. So they allowed the 9/11 Decade to happen.
Imagine 20 top engineering schools holding a conference in New York in 2002 and announcing to the world that airliners could not possibly have done
that. What would the media have done? What would have happened since then?
psik, earlier I was saying to DeeKlassified that maybe his expectations were too high with the whole video witnesses proclaiming explosions thing and
the hopes any common sense person would have for evidence such as that etc., and now I'm going to propose the same thing to you.
I personally know a dozen Professional Engineers, both Mechanical and Civil/Structural and we've chatted about 9/11, I won't go into their views
suffice as to say they run the gamut, some with serious doubt.
But the thing is this, none of THEM (even) are marching on New York and taking Nist and the OS to task.
Here's what I think. The Twin Towers weren't their buildings etc. They didn't design them, didn't build them, didn't own them, weren't in charge
of them, they were in a completely different state etc. Right?
Had they designed them they would've designed them to take a plane hit. We can only assume then that the original designers and people who created
and signed off on the plans did so as well.
It not being OUR buildings we can only assume so. It's not OUR (their) responsibility. I'm sure they think (my engineer friends and all the
engineers you keep citing from engineering schools) all assume it stood for 30 years it must've been OK design, if it fell, well, there are
professionals and agencies that would take care of it.
They design their structures to sound principles and codes so they're not really worried that they're missing a critical piece of faulty engineering
displayed in the Towers destruction that they need to know. It wasn't their design, CNN is not going to be camped on their lawn asking them to answer
any tough questions. No class action lawsuit is going to be filed against them for faulty engineering and wrongful death.
There were people in New York that would (and DID) 'Handle it'. That we argue daily now whether they handled it right or legitimately is another
issue. The engineering in New York designed by dead guys 40 years ago has no impact or relevance to their everyday lives.
The expectation that you have therefore, is in my opinion, in light of these facts, somewhat unrealistic.
Let me try and illustrate with another example.
A few years ago Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic off Brazil, right? Now tell me, how much time in minutes did you spend contemplating
it? Just the extent of the CNN or whatever news report, maybe the report mentioned from the investigation, and this post since I just mentioned it?
And that's all right? So what's that tops? 30 minutes? Out of your entire life? Bet you weren't even thinking about it before I just mentioned it!
That's what I'm talking about.
Now what about all the pilots who fly the exact same plane?! You would think they'd all ground their aircraft until they find out the cause! It might
be critical and they could be next! But that didn't happen. Professional pilots all flying the same plane who continue to fly the very next day not
knowing what brought flight 447 down. Amazing. No it isn't. They're not calling for any investigation or questioning the French Government's
results (the people who were tasked to handle it which everyone knows there is a group everywhere etc.) they keep on flying and not one protests or
refuses to fly...
It's the same thing with 9/11. Engineers in Oregon (just saying, you know, 'anywhere') who never designed the towers, never signed off on the
plans, never owned them or were in any way responsible for them are like the pilots flying the same plane as flight 447. They know there was a crash,
saw it on CNN! They know there are Agencies that will and DID deal with it etc. They got people who want to get to Hawaii on 9/12, people's lives go
Really, the whole thing, the whole crash (447) or destruction (9/11) has not that much to do with them.
Somebody 'handled it', just somebody else.
This idea you have and keep repeating that every engineer in America should be and would be, all up in arms over 9/11 is just unrealistic.
I think it's not so much that they know and are like playing dumb cowards it's just simply it's not that relevant to their everyday lives. I think
if you point it out to engineers and get them to run some calcs seriously you might be able to turn them on, but as it stands it's not that relevant
to them, someone handled it and life goes on.