I have not been keeping up with all the latest details of Steven Jones’s research and all the critiques thereof, so I’m not going to say a lot about it right now. The main purpose of this post is simply to set up a page where those who want to talk to me about his research, for whatever reason, can post comments about it, rather than mixing this topic with miscellaneous other discussions.
So far, I’ve written the following other relevant posts:
- Demolition of WTC: Let’s not overstate the case, please – see the section on Thermite (or Thermate) – good so far, though not conclusive
- Reply to “9/11 Guide,” part 1 (to ref1)
- He oughta know better: Mark Roberts and the iron spherules
There has also been some discussion about Steven Jones in the comment thread following my post Two WTC 7 collapse videos: Can both be real?. Among other things, ref1 provided a link to this post by Frank Greening in the JREF thread JONES new paper: Microspheres and Temperatures, which discusses the new paper by Steven Jones and others, Extremely high temperatures during the World Trade Center destruction (PDF).
If anyone would like to call my attention to other critiques of Jones’s work, feel free to post links here. Please note that I am interested mainly in substantive, in-depth critique by scientifically knowledgeable people such as Frank Greening. I am not likely to be impressed by a priori dismissals or by attacks on his character. Also, please keep in mind my blog’s comment policy.
P.S., 2/23/2008: Please see also my subsequent post Questions for “debunkers” about Steven Jones’s research.