Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, The
Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 is Unscientific and False
David Ray Griffin
published 2009 • 6" x 9" • 288 pages
ISBN 9781566567862 • paperback • $20.00 •
"In "The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7," David Ray Griffin provides a definitive study of what happens when political concerns are permitted to override science and the scientific method. With intellectual finesse and rigor worthy of a scientist, Griffin demolishes any claim that NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) has to scientific credibility in its study of the collapse of WTC 7. This book is a must read for scientists, architects, engineers and all who are concerned with the restoration of science to its "rightful place" in our democracy."
—John D. Wyndham (Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University), former Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology
“David Ray Griffin has written a powerful book that asks disturbing questions and seeks to debunk myths about September 11. It is provocative, well-researched, and beyond convincing.”
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At 5:20 in the afternoon on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been struck by a plane and had fires on only a few floors. The reason for its collapse was considered a mystery. In August 2008, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued its report on WTC 7, declaring that "the reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery" and that “science is really behind what we have said.” Showing that neither of these claims is true, David Ray Griffin demonstrates that NIST is guilty of the most serious types of scientific fraud: fabricating, falsifying, and ignoring evidence. He also shows that NIST’s report left intact the central mystery: How could a building damaged by fire—not explosives—have come down in free fall?
David Ray Griffin has published 35 books in philosophy (including philosophy of science), religion, and politics. His previous book about 9/11, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, was a Publishers Weekly “Pick of the Week” in November 2008.
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"During my 33 years as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, it was my great joy to be able to contribute to the advancement of science without the slightest interference by NRL officials. So I was sickened to read in David Ray Griffin's assiduously researched book of unequivocal evidence for massive scientific fraud committed by a politicized NIST. I implore President Obama to end the subversion of science at NIST and open a new, unfettered, investigation of the 9/11 attacks."
—David L. Griscom, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society
"If you consider it important that the US government's science agencies provide truthful information to the public, this book by David Ray Griffin is a must read. It shows beyond a shadow of doubt that NIST's report on the ‘collapse' of WTC 7 did not tell us the truth."
—Dwain Deets, former Director for Research Engineering at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
"David Ray Griffin has provided a comprehensive dismantling of NIST's theory about WTC 7, according to which it suffered global collapse because of ordinary building fires. Besides showing that NIST committed massive scientific fraud, Griffin also points out that NIST was able to complete its theory only by affirming a miracle: a steel-framed high-rise building coming down in free fall even though explosives had not been used to remove its columns."
—Richard Gage, member of American Institute of Architects; founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
"Based on my engineering knowledge and experience, I fully agree with Dr. Griffin's conclusion that NIST's report on the collapse of WTC 7 is pseudo-science, containing claims that are misleading and even outright false. Numerous contradictions exposed by outside experts during the public review process were completely ignored, because they did not fit NIST's contrived explanation."
—Jack Keller, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers; member of the National Academy of Engineering
"Once again, David Ray Griffin has taken on a complicated piece of the 9/11 story and made it understandable. Whether you are a novice about 9/11 or have been following the inconsistencies of the government's story closely, you will find Griffin's new book enlightening."
—Lorie Van Auken, widow of Kenneth Van Auken, who was killed at WTC 1 on 9/11, and member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission
"In 2004, over 15,000 scientists charged that the Bush administration had engaged in persistent ‘distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends.' In this book, David Ray Griffin shows that NIST's report on the destruction of WTC 7 is plagued throughout with various forms of scientific fraud, all of which point to a deliberate effort to avoid the extensive evidence that WTC 7 was brought down by controlled demolition."
—Earl Staelin, attorney in Denver, Colorado
"Professor Griffin's meticulous dissection of NIST's WTC 7 report shows just why its theory of fire-induced progressive collapse is wholly inadequate and essentially fraudulent, and why the actual demise of this huge building could have been brought about only by intentional demolition, which could have been set up and carried out only by domestic forces."
—Tony Szamboti, mechanical engineer and former member of the US Navy
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