Pat Curley of the Screw Loose Change blog stated today that physicist David Chandler "is hardly an exemplar of the highest standards of intellectual rigor."
He points to a post from April 22, 2009 entitled "When Will David Chandler Fix His Errors?" that contains two broken video links from Chandler. Apparently our friend Joesph Nobles caught a "major error" in one of Chandler's videos. Chandler admitted his sarcastically dubbed "spectacularly incompetent shameful error" and after a while removed the videos unbeknownst to Pat. He noted, however, that the error had "zero bearing on the substance of the horizontal ejection issue." Pat left that part of his quote out though and says that Chandler failed to admit the opposite.
In April of 2010 Chandler posted a new video on the subject with further measurements.
So, who is debunking who?
In August on 2009 Scootle published a blog entitled "A response to the nuttier response to David Chandler's nutty claims," he states:
A debunker has posted a video in response to David Chandler's recent video "South Tower Smoking Guns".
The first point I agree with, it probably was just smoke escaping, but their response to Chandler's second smoking gun only focuses on the trail aspect, and not the much more damning fact that the object is falling faster than freefall, as if it was launched downwards. A much more obvious downward ejection can be seen in photographs and videos of the north tower's destruction...
In September of 2010 Scootle found this video.
The video above is continous and pretty much square on, so I thought I'd use it to see how much time there was between the start of the north tower's collapse, and the moment the beam disappears behind WTC7. As the video shows, it was somewhere between 6.7 and 6.8 seconds. The north tower was 417 meters tall, and WTC7 was 186 meters tall, so the distance between the two roofs was about 230 meters. The amount of time it would take to freefall that distance in a vaccum is about 6.85 seconds. So even if this beam was dropped from the height of the roof of the north tower at the exact moment the tower started to collapse, it still wouldn't have reached the roof of WTC7 in under 6.8 seconds. Put simply, this steel beam had to have been falling significantly faster than freefall. Obviously this is impossible unless it was launched downwards by something, such as an explosion.As mechanical engineer Tony Szamboti recently demonstrated, the use of explosives is proven by the lack of deceleration of the North Tower’s upper section. When 9/11 "debunker" Dr. Frank Greening debated this issue with Chandler, Greening stated that Newton’s 3rd Law does not apply to falling buildings. So, what Newton should have said is that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, except in the case of falling buildings. Why is there no call for Newton to correct his error?