Brigham Young University professor Steven Jones has hit the news again. I first wrote about Jones when his “controlled demolition” theory about the World Trade Center collapse started to rattle around the Internet. I couldn’t believe his theory then, and I can’t believe it now.
KSL filed a report about Jones being put on paid administrative leave by BYU:
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.
I still say that Occam’s Razor doesn’t support the professor.