Thomas Eagar would know more about the abnormalities than I would, but he believes a thermite reaction was seen at the world trade center
I'd be interested in seeing the evidence of this, currently Dr Jones has failed miserablely to produce anything worthwhile enough to be taken seriously by the non-CT crowd.
For example, he says, the cascade of yellow-hot particles coming out of the south tower could be any number of things: a butane can igniting, sparks from an electrical arc, molten aluminum and water forming a hydrogen reaction — or, perhaps most likely, a spontaneous, completely accidental thermite reaction.
Or as Phunk pointed out, it could be burning wreakage of office funiture, surely the most likely explanation as it doesn't require jumps in speculation.
Plus finding out that natural thermite or burning aluminum fits in well with Prof. Eagar earlier assertion that burning aluminum was a factor in weakening the Steel.
NIST already showed that that the temperatures their model returned, a model accepted and used by the industry, and tested again control samples, that the steel would have sufficently weakened without anything else. Why then do we need to go adding in more things?
So Dr. Jones declared that no natural thermite played a part in the collapse, and that gave a real life to his Controlled Demolition theory.
If natural thermite is found Dr. Jones's theory collapses in on itself.
So the thermite aspects have always been the deepest mystery.
No Thermite does the same thing. It's up to those claiming there was thermite, natural or not, to show that it really existed, not just wave their hands about and say that it could have because the conditions were right.
That would have been the perfect environment not only for thermite, and or burning molten aluminum but also for chemical reactions with Iron and sulfur solving two problems at once.
We already have solutions to these things though and no actual proof of thermite, natural or not.
What really convinces me that the terrorist knew what they were doing is if I can figure this out in my back yard, just playing with Aluminum, steel, and fire why can they not.
But this requires that they actauly when out in their backyard and experimented the same as you did. Where is your evidence of that, I just see more speculation on top of previous speculation. At this rate your arms are going to just get tired from the flapping.
True a lot of what I said is speculation
That I think we can both agree with.