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Old 28th October 2007, 05:59 AM   #120
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Originally Posted by bofors View Post
Ok, now we are getting somewhere.

The answer is entropy:

The idea that the WTC buildings fell straight down from asymmetric airplane crashes and subsequent random fires blatantly violates the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics:
I'm sure the scientific community will be fascinated by your novel interpretation of this well-established law of physics.

Now, in the real world, falling down is what things normally do. If the towers had fallen sideways, that would have violated the Second Law; and if they had fallen up, the First Law.

In short, it is not possible to get an ordered reaction (here: straight-down collapse) from a disordered stimulus (here: asymmetric airplane crashes and subsequent random fires).
Newsflash: The force of gravity sums to a single vector, and that vector points pretty much towards the centre of the Earth. We refer to this as "down".
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