9/11 Conspiracy Theories Debunked: 'Zeitgeist' Is Intellectually Dishonest Garbage

Zachary Volkert

Fifteen years after the event, 9/11 conspiracy theories -- many popularized by the documentary Zeitgeist -- continue to beguile a certain segment of the population, despite the fact that almost all of them have been thoroughly debunked by experts.

— Vocal Bastard (@jnglbro69) September 11, 2016

There's also, of course, the fact that steel loses its structural strength when it reaches the temperatures the World Trade Center did, according to Popular Mechanics, which has devoted several articles and even a book to debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories.

— starrick1 (@starrick1) September 13, 2015

"Steel loses about 50 percent of its strength at 1100°, and at 1800° it is probably at less than 10 percent."

— The Hill (@thehill) September 11, 2016

"I have never seen melted steel in a building fire. But I've seen a lot of twisted, warped, bent and sagging steel. What happens is that the steel tries to expand at both ends, but when it can no longer expand, it sags and the surrounding concrete cracks."

— Esquire (@esquire) September 11, 2016

— Phundamentalz (@Phun2wear) September 2, 2016

"Zeitgeist did not make [these claims] up originally, you can find several places on the Internet that [do], but there are no sources or suggestions as to where this information came from. It is highly possible all this originates from The Christ Conspiracy... if these claims all originate from this book, there's absolutely no evidence for it. I should note that this book is used as a 'source' in Zeitgeist."

— dick n chill (@whrthrnbwnds) September 11, 2016

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