Thursday, October 29, 2009

Architecture in the age of unreason

Mr Dentith reports that one Richard Gage AIA (no less) will be speaking at Te Papa (of all places) on the topic of how it was quite, quite impossible for the Twin Towers to be taken down by mere aircraft.

Further information is available here. Mr Gage AIA, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will also be interviewed by Kim Hill. Apparently, it was all done with "nano-thermite, a highly-engineered explosive recently developed by the military."

The question is, why is he bothering us with this startling new evidence? Don't we have enough to bother about already, what with the Celts and the Spaniards and the Norsemen who discovered these islands long ago? And then there are the UFOs and the secret military installations. And then there is the question of why they chose Te Papa for a venue; answer: to give themselves academic credibility. Which leaves the question of why Te Papa is prepared to risk its reputation by hosting this nonsense.

Answers on a postcard to the usual address.


Lyndon said...

I believe there is widespread mutual distrust between all the various theorists on this event, regarding which kooks are sufficiently vocal and unfounded as to have been planted in order to make the movement look bad.

Peter in Dundee said...

Ah, NANO thermite. An interesting change from 'quantum' in the kook's armoury of bollocks terms.

I can't see the woo sellers like homeopaths using it though. They have listened to Prince Charlie and they know nanotech just leads to grey goo.

So if this kook is right it wasn't necessary to add the 'thermite', the mere presence of nano particles would have been enough to bring the building down by turning the structural components to grey goo. Fortunately the intense heat from all that aviation fuel burning saved the rest of Manhattan from following suit.

This stuff is fun.

realtor from Vancouver said...

Oh and don't forget the end of the world in 2012 and the global warming that will turn the world into a huge desert. Man, I'm so tired of all these theories, they don't bring anything new into the equation that has already been solved...

Take care, Jay