John Q Public and the Technical Record of the WTC Collapses
6.4: THE COLLAPSES AS SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF JOHN Q PUBLIC
As demonstrated in parts 2 and 3, The global attributes of the collapses of WTC 1 and 2 are best viewed through the lens ROOSD, or massive chains of progressive floor collapses.
The main thesis of this book can be tested in many ways. One of which is by looking at the collapses through the lens of John Q Public.
One of the many consequences of there being no accurate technical description or history of the collapses is that there is a large information void right in the middle of the events of 9-11-01. There is a gaping void of verifiable, correct information regarding each collapse and people are filling that gap of information in various ways.
What does the absence of any accurate global collapse model for WTC1 and 2 have on the general perceptions and opinions of the larger populace toward the collapses?
Well, absent reasonable descriptions, what would one expect them to see?
Consider these unique global shapes and flows taken by the interactions of structure and particulates in the following images. These formations and shapes are etched into the minds of millions and millions of human beings from all parts of the world in connection to the events of 9/11/01.
Consider, what resources does John Q Public have available to him that are capable helping resolve his inevitable confusion concerning the patterns witnessed in images of the collapses?
Different people will see different things. They might as well toss a coin to decide what is actually happening. After all, how are people to interpret the distinct global formations witnessed during the collapses with the information given to them?
While explaining none of these giant particulate formations to the general public, it hardly seems fair to blame the average person for being confused and having questions about what they see. They are starved of the information necessary to understand the complex movements and flows being witnessed. If Dr Bazant or Dr Seffen could not decipher the patterns witnessed, it seems absurd to blame John Q Public for not understanding the same complex flow. John Q Public is forced to choose a belief
Perhaps John Q Public will be able to decipher the WTC2 mass and particulate patterns more clearly:
Like John Q Public, millions and millions of people look at these images with distinct characteristic global shapes and striking features but they are not given any accompanying explanation as to why anything took the appearance and large scale formations that they did.
With the information available to them, their opinions can never rise to more than a vague, confused belief. Many people may believe they are quite certain
of their opinions , but deeper analysis and questioning can show that they are just as confused and unable to interpret what they see as any other Average Joe or Jane.
Their sense of certainty is only an illusion that easily crumbles when put to the test. Underneath the false certainty there is a void of reliable technical information to help one understand what one sees.
As a result, John Q Public is basically reduced to a state of belief when he looks at the visual record of the collapses. He may believe one way, or another, or a third, but whichever way he goes it can never be anything more than a belief.
The source of confusion starts from there being an information void
, not from the private citizens forced to grope in the dark as a result. To be ignorant of the gaping information void in which the larger populace finds itself, and then to blame large elements of the populace for any misunderstandings they may have regarding collapse characteristics, is really to misrepresent the whole chain of responsibility.
My conclusions are that his confusion is very legitimate, and his fixed sense of certainty is something of a mirage. It is an inevitable response to the lack of information available to him. He is simply responding to the void. This author does not blame people for being confused by what they are looking at.. In fact, if they were able to describe what they are looking at within the general shapes the collapses take shown earlier, I'd be quite surprised.
JOHN Q PUBLIC'S ABILITY TO SEE AND UNDERSTAND THE TECHNICAL HIERARCHY
Imagine that John Q Public wants to know more about the collapse progression modes of the Twin Towers. He may think1
he will have an easy time of it and begins by using the search engines google, yahoo and bing to scour for information. He also has access to all the information within the FEMA and NIST reports and all published articles within ASCE and other professional journals.
Perhaps John Q Public takes such an interest in the subject that he reads all the most up-to-date academic and professional papers he can on progressive collapse.
John Q. Public's base resources are
Search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing
"progressive floor collapse"
"world trade center collapses"
ASCE Database search
FEMA reports with search function
NIST reports with search function
9-11 Commission Report transcripts
2002 and 2005 Congressional Hearings Transcripts on the WTC Collapses
Perhaps John Q Public looks over the ASCE literature on WTC collapse mode and collapse mechanics.
WHAT WILL JOHN Q PUBLIC SEE AMONG THIS LIST OF SOURCES?
People of different levels of interest, perception, talent, and sincerity will see different things.
The list of Government, technical, mass media, and general public access information on the WTC collapses has already largely been examined throughout this book. A reader that understands much of the information within this book is already far ahead of John Q Public concerning an overview of both the visual and written technical records on the WTC collapses. A careful reader should easily be able to locate the main sources accessible to John Q Public and be familiar with the most common scientific memes he is likely to encounter.
On to Conclusions
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