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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:51 AM
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96. Ah, there's those prize-winning emoticons again.
They not only sway the judge, they're the key to publication in prestigious
scientific journals.

Spook's very quick-and-dirty experiment of course proves nothing, but instead
of ridiculing the very concept of science (a favorite freeper tactic) it might
be well to propose improvements to the model.

Do you think that setting a thirty-foot-tall model on fire could not possibly
teach us something?

According to Kevin Ryan, NIST's workstation burn tests doubled the amount of
hydrocrabon fuel available and over-ventilated the fires.

According to Kevin Ryan, NIST's floor tests doubled the load on the floor,
used 1/2 the fireproofing that was actually in place, put the floors in a
furnace for two hours, and even then the floors only sagged a few inches.
They then put in the computer model the parameter of a 42" floor sag.

It would appear that spooked's experiment is at least more honest than NIST's.

I would suggest you save your ridicule for those that deserve it.





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