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BYU Professor on Paid Leave for 9-11 Theory

controversy over words at BYU this morning. According to a copyrighted Deseret Morning News article, a professor is on paid leave for suggesting the government is responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center.

The man on paid leave is Dr. Steven Jones. He's a physics professor involved in the so-called "9-11 Truth Movement."


Jones believes unnamed government agencies orchestrated the fall of the twin towers and he says there's evidence to back it up.

Two weeks ago he published his theory in a paper called "Why Indeed did the World Trade Center Buildings Collapse?" In it, the professor says the towers fell not because of planes hitting them but rather pre-positioned demolition charges.

He cites research conducted at BYU on materials from ground zero, asserting those materials show evidence of thermite, a compound used in military detonations. He says terrorists could have never set those charges.

The State Department has released a rebuttal to Jones' theory in a 10-thousand page report.

BYU made this statement last night.

another nutcase whats with these idiots:(
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=476951

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Looks like, at the very least, he used university resources

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without approval. I suspect he has also diminished whatever reputation the school had in the academic world. I see his other area in cold fusion. That was a bust if I recall correctly. There seem to be some strange ideas surfacing from the Mormon world these days.

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Re: "whats with these idiots"

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Their brains are shrinking. And that ain't because of global warming!

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My favorite theory is that it was an empty plane (cargo type

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or no plane at all that caused the damage to the Pentagon ie. the Pentagon bombed itself. If so, where did all the passengers go? Are they down in Aruba saying "Well, we sure put one over on the family"? Really likely, isn't it?

Rob

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"The State Dept has released a rebuttal to Jones' theory"

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Huh?

A rebuttal to Jones' theory? Specifically Jones' theory?

Or are they making reference to some official 9/11 report?

grim

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