Thursday, June 05, 2008

How Skeptics Confronted 9/11 Denialism

John Ray, who writes for, and has even had some of his work posted here, writes an article for eSkeptic on the success of the 9/11 debunkers. He is nice enough to even give us a mention:

Staking their fortunes almost solely on Internet-based content may have been the 9/11 deniers’ biggest mistake. What seems like a perfect place for pseudoscience — the Internet is un-edited, without fact-checkers or minimum publishing standards of any kind — also became a perfect place for a rapid-response system of blogs and forums to fight back. Drawing on the freely available technical information from the NIST, FEMA, and academic journals which most colleges let their students access for free, skeptical sites like and are able to defuse 9/11 denier claims as they arise.

Great article overall.