Originally Posted by lunasmom
IMO this in a sense, is why too much education can be bad for us. Because someone watches the Science Channel does not mean they actually know or understand what happened on 9/11 with the towers.
Because they watch MSNBC or CNN does not mean they "know" what exactly goes on inside the Oval Office.
I almost totally agree, but I think that you can't get enough education, but its very very easy for people to mis-apply it. Such as the conspiracy theorists, probably genius with computers, and think that means they know kinetics and engineering as well.
In the Marine Corps, Arms, Ammo and Explosives was my gig. I've managed to learn a few things while I was there too. One thing that doesn't seem to get a lot of mention, and the conspiracy theorists never consider, is what was in
the towers. Did you know that sugar and powdered coffee creamer will burn? Did you know that common white flour can be used as an improvised explosive? How many janitors closets had mapp gas or propane torches stored in them. Puddles of molten metal on the site could have come from anywhere from the magnesium wheels on cars in the garage to something in a desk drawer hundreds of feet above. It it totally impossible to predict how anything would have happened inside those buildings, even if we did
know every little thing that every person had tucked away in their desks.
And lastly, a measly little .22 caliber rifle, fired at a concrete cinder block, will crack it most times. Why?? That tiny little bullet is just lead, far smaller and far softer than the concrete. Because of kinetic energy...speed.
Those planes may as well have been winged bowling balls.