The Audacity of Hope: Failure to Restore Science to 9/11

Crockett Grabbe

President Barack Obama's inaugural promise that "We will restore science to it rightful place..." sounded promising. In our article "Science in the Bush: When Politics Replaces Physics," published on the web back in September of 2007 [1], Lenny Charles and I pointed out how scientific integrity had been placed well behind politics in analysis, not only in areas such as climate change caused by humans and related public health issues, but also particularly in analysis of the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. I have since published 2 editions of 3 books & other articles pointing out these facts, thoroughly countering the voluminous scientific errors in the NIST Reports.[2],[3].[4]

As pointed out in these writings, scientists who speak out publicly have been the main source of credible information on what science really portrays. The press in general selectively shows scientific results, often with errors in their stories because of their own scientific misunderstandings. Knowing their limitations, they often tend to shy away from controversial issues like the scientific facts and evidence of the mass murders in the World Trade Center. So when the government promotes ideas and conclusions that are not scientifically accurate, scientists must provide the principal credible counter to these errors. I described in some detail in my writings how the physics in the NIST Committee analysis of what happened in the World Trade Center collapses is wrong.

Many scientists, engineers, architects, & pilots have raised unanswered questions about the official explanation's neglect of the known principles of physics. They have pointed out how scientific principles are a fatal flaw for the NIST Committee's explanations for the building collapses, as I have expounded.

Our government still must correct all of the errors in their multiple studies of the collapse of these buildings for scientific integrity to be restored! Under President Barack Obama and his 8-year administration it was not. Furthermore, nothing has been done under President Trump. Those 50 or so government reports with scientific errors put by the NIST Committee have not been replaced with new reports that present correctly both the scientific facts and all the significant scientific evidence, allowing for scientific evaluation of what they show. Is this still the land of the free & the home of the brave, or will this official fraud of the American people continue?[5]

[1] Crockett Grabbe & Lenny Charles editorial, posted 9/8/07:

[2] Crockett Grabbe, National Swindle of the World Trade Center (SeaLane Press, Austin, TX, 2013). (Available as an Ebook from

[3] Crockett Grabbe, How the WTC Was REALLY Demolished on 9/11 (SeaLane Press, Austin, TX, 2015). (Available as an Ebook or as a paperback from

[4] Crockett Grabbe, Anatomy of Mass Murder: Expanded Edition (SeaLane Press, Austin, TX, 2016). (Available as an Ebook or as a paperback from

[5] The video The REAL Demolition of the WTC on 9/11 is being completed & hopefully will broadcast on TV soon.