Friday, August 18, 2006

Subj: Re: The Melting of Steel Date: 8/18/2006 8:29:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Email Correspondence With a Professor at Kent State
At 07:19 PM 8/17/2006 -0400, you wrote:

Dear Professor,

I'm fascinated by kinesiology. How does kinesiology respond to questions about 9/11?

My husband was a research and works chemist and later plant manager who developed refractory bricks for the steel industry. His expertise was in creating bricks that lined the walls of steel furnaces. These bricks must be able to withstand incredible degrees of heat as it takes about 2400 degrees fahrenheit to melt steel. He died in February of this year from advanced silicosis. He had breathed the silica he worked with. Before he died I asked him if it was possible for the fires in the Trade Center towers to melt the steel girders the way we were shown. He said scientifically impossible.

Bronwin Peel

Hi Bronwin,
Thanks for your letter and interest in the truth. I think your husband was right.

To answer your question, people in kinesiology generally do not respond to questions about 9/11? I am much more the exception than the rule. I try to pursue truth no matter where it leads. I have an interest in politics and sociology because as a specialist in movement for people with disabilities I understand that the problems of those labeled as handicapped are much more political and social than physical. I have written on the relationship between sport and empire. I also teach a graduate course in Ethics of Exercise, Leisure and Sport. I wrote a chapter on 9/11 because I was trying to understand what happened. That's a very brief explanation of why I am interested in 9/11.

I am also interested in personal empowerment. That is why I try to approach 9/11 from the perspective of love and not fear.

I sent a copy to a 9/11 scientific panel who might be interested in your comments.

All the best to you.



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