NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For ten years independent scholars and researchers have been investigating the troubling anomalies of the 9/11 official account.
One such scholar, Dr. David Ray Griffin, has written ten encyclopedic books documenting fundamental problems with the government account. For this work he has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize (2008 and 2009), and his "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited" was named "pick of the week" by Publisher's Weekly in November 2009.
Although 9/11 has been the seminal event of this century, none of the research by Dr. Griffin and other critics has been reported by the North American media.
Today, the formation of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, involving 22 investigators of the September 11th events, is being announced at consensus911.org.
The 13 Consensus Points issued by the Panel were derived from a Delphi survey modeled on consensus statements developed by expert panels in medicine to guide diagnosis and treatment.
The strength and credibility of the Delphi method is based on the fact that respondents are blind to one another through several rounds of review, during which feedback is continually refined until consensus is reached.
In this way the "best evidence" is identified and legitimized.
The 9/11 Consensus Panel, co-founded by Dr. David Ray Griffin and medical librarian Elizabeth Woodworth, conducted three survey rounds with 22 respondents, and reached an average consensus of 94% on 13 points of evidence that directly contradict the fundamental claims of the official account of September 11th.
The survey points, backed by 81 literature references, include failures of the government to explain: massive explosions in the Twin Towers reported by 100+ firefighters; the free fall collapse of the 47-story steel-frame WTC 7; pervasive high-tech nanothermite (an incendiary explosive) in the WTC dust; the horizontal ejections of huge sections of the towers as far as 600 feet; the airliner strike on the Pentagon by incompetent al-Qaeda pilot Hani Hanjour.
Members of the 9/11 Consensus Panel include two former NASA engineers, six professors, one physician, two lawyers, four journalists, and three pilots.
The Consensus Panel offers the media and the public the scientifically validated information needed to address this seminal issue with the confidence that has been lacking.
Contact list: http://www.consensus911.org/media-contacts/
SOURCE The 9/11 Consensus Panel