Steve Jones

Live Webcast of Steven Jones' UC Berkeley Conference is going to host a live webcast of Dr. Jones and (by video) David Ray Griffin's presentations at UC Berkeley this Saturday. Here's the info:

"Presenters: Steven Jones with David Ray Griffin on video

"Analysis of the World Trade Center Destruction"

What can be learned from analysis of the physical features of the total destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7? Are there natural processes that could explain these features?

WEBCAST TIME: (Jones' session only)
1:30 - 3:00 PM PST
2:30 – 4:00 PM MST
3:30 – 5:00 PM CST
4:30 – 6:00 PM EST
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Link for live webcast on Saturday:

Link to test your Real Player on Berkeley webcasts beforehand: "

Denver Post Covers 9/11

The Denver Post gave a fair shake to Steve Jones' recent talk. Instead of calling him a "conspiracy theorist", the Post called him a "9/11 Theorist". The Post also covered both sides of the controlled demolition question.

"The standing ovation has finally died down, and Steven E. Jones, a soft-spoken physics professor, finds himself pinned against the stage by some of the enthusiastic fans who packed a University of Denver auditorium over the weekend to see him.

A man with a "Got truth?" T-shirt offers Jones a careful explanation for why the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center were operated by remote control. Another quizzes him about the size of the footprint of the Pentagon crash - too small, he says, for the Boeing 757 that "officially" smashed into it on Sept. 11, 2001.

"Can I just shake your hand?" a woman in a baggy red sweater asks Jones. "You're doing such important work."

If anything, Jones appears embarrassed by all the attention. Quiet and self-effacing, he's an unlikely hero for 9/11 conspiracy theorists of every stripe, but that's exactly what he's become.

A physicist whose background includes work on nuclear fusion, Jones was put on leave by Brigham Young University in September after publishing a paper saying that the twin towers couldn't have collapsed solely as a result of the planes that rammed the upper floors on Sept. 11. The paper theorizes that explosives planted inside the building must have been involved and that the buildings' collapse was essentially a controlled demolition.

BYU and Steve Jones

I spoke with a Salt Lake City resident close to Professor Jones, who said that we should NOT write heated or nasty letters to BYU right now. He is helping to organize a campaign to help Professor Jones that will be more effective.

Please DON'T write or call BYU until I receive further guidance from him or from Steve Jones himself.

UPDATE: This reliable source tells me that Professor Jones himself removed his paper "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?" from the BYU website and moved it to the Scholars website and the Journal of 9/11 Studies. Apparently, as odd as this sounds, he did this for reasons wholly unrelated to the "paid leave" issue.