By Dr. Crockett Grabbe and Lenny Charles
09/08/07 “ICH” — — The majority of us accept as fact that the current administration manipulates science for political ends. Few were surprised to hear experts from industry challenge overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change. Frustration within the scientific community had grown so much that by Dec. 2006 more than 10,000 scientists, including 52 Nobel laureates and 63 recipients of the National Medal of Science, had signed a statement accusing the Bush administration of “distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends”.
Scientific integrity within the administration has often not been rewarded. Recently fired US surgeon general Richard Carmona said after leaving, “In public health, as in a democracy, there is nothing worse than ignoring science, or marginalizing the voice of science for reasons driven by changing political winds.”
Truth, even when grounded in strong scientific evidence, is the first casualty of war, and the US is at war.
The pattern is clear, and it affects us all.
On September 11th the whole world watched as jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center. These heinous crimes were labeled as acts of war. However, scientific principles show much more happened that day than we were told. The most striking feature of these World Trade Center collapses is that each came down within a few mere seconds of the time it would have taken a brick dropped from the buildings’ tops to hit the ground. Through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Committee Studies our government told us that the damage from the planes hitting the buildings and the resulting fires caused them to collapse at near freefall speed.
What we were told is physically impossible without additional forces to bring the buildings down.