[ExI] trutherism: was RE: Social aim for Transhumanism: Better thinking about issues

samantha sjatkins at mac.com
Tue May 18 21:35:22 UTC 2010

AlgaeNymph wrote:
> spike wrote:
>> So perhaps part of the reason trutherism got so much mileage is due 
>> to the
>> rumor that a fuel oil fire doesn't get hot enough to melt steel (and so
>> explosives must have been present.)  Technically true, but it doesn't 
>> need
>> to *melt* the steel, only soften it like warm butter.  A fuel-air 
>> fire sure
>> as hell gets hot enough to soften steel, sufficient to cause burning
>> buildings to collapse.
> Actually, I remember this being one of the first things brought up.

It does not burn hot enough to melt or significantly weaken skyscraper 
still.  That is a fact.  It has been proven even in fires that burned 
much longer for 24 hours.  Steel does not become like warm butter at 
those temperatures.  

- s

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