Monday, April 6, 2009

Why did I bother?

What a waste of my damn time. People are freaking out over paint chips. [Link is fixed, thanks to Chemist Ken]

"The existence of elemental aluminum and iron oxide leads
to the obvious hypothesis that the material may contain thermite.
However, before concluding that the red material found in
the WTC dust is thermitic, further testing would be required.
For example, how does the material behave when heated in a
sensitive calorimeter? If the material does not react vigorously it
may be argued that although ingredients of thermite are present,
the material may not really be thermitic." [Emphasis mine]

Maybe I'm not reading it correctly, but what does that even mean?

I'm sorry, I'm may be an idiot, but I'm not stupid. I love how they stretch facts through words like "compelling" and "surprisingly". I guess the troofers will have their fun. It isn't really something I spend time thinking about except people keep sending me this stuff. Stop! Please!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Scientists supposedly wrote that? I was checking to see if the publication date was April's Fools day. I really liked the conclusion:

    Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.

    Hmmm... Obviously nanotechnology at work here. Somebody must be hiding something.

    BTW, I couldn't get the link to work. Here's another link


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