One of the most common claims of the increasingly inaccurately named 9/11 Truth movement is that of a "strawman" argument. This claim is assisted by the fact that no two truthers can agree on much, but the fact is that a fair amount of people can be found who support even the most idiotic claim, unfortunately. This recent article on the AE911Truth site attacking Chris Mohr could be Fisked at great length, but hey, it is Christmas and I have better things to do, but I thought I would point out this "Strawman" claim. Feel free to debunk the rest of the article in the comments between opening presents and drinking hot cocoa.
• If 4500 degree nanothermites were used to pulverize almost every inch of every concrete floor, then how could there have been millions of sheets of paper with an ignition temperature of only 451° raining down on the sidewalks?Unfortunately for the author, this is a common claim in the movement, for this claim we have to go no further than AE911Truth founder Richard Gage himself, here for example in a radio interview from March 2008:
This is a strawman argument. To my knowledge, nobody has suggested that nano-thermite was used “to pulverize almost every inch of every concrete floor.” To bring the building down, the steel load-bearing columns would have to be cut and gravity would do the rest. No nano-thermite or explosives would be used on the floors at all. Any use of nano-thermite would be targeted at the connections or the columns themselves.
Ninety thousand tons of struct... of concrete has been pulverized to a fine talcum powder, though these uhh, intense explosions, including its metal decking and the floor trusses that were supporting, it, uhh completely gone and blown outside the perimeter.