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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #297
301. How?!
You keep saying this, but that doesn't make it so:

"Since the height-width ratio exceeded that of the WTC by a factor of 14, spooked's model actually gave a
tremendous advantage to the WTC."

Uh, no. The chicken wire has the advantage in this "experiment". It's much smaller and doesn't have to take on as much weight. The fire was nowhere near as hot as it should be. Etc, etc etc...

Tell you what, I'm going to do an experiment that proves that a hydrocarbon fire does weaken a structure. First, I'm going to get a flamethrower and light it and leave it on. Then, I'm going to build a "WTC tower" model with paper clips. Then, as the flamethrower is heating up the paper clip structure, I'm going to get a crane, pick up a Hummer V6 with it, and place it on top of my paper clip model.

If the model crushes, I'll conclude that yes, a hydrocarbon fire can indeed collapse a building.

Now, here is what I want YOU to do. Tell me if there are any flaws in my experiment, and if so, what they are.
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