Interview: Ben Radford on 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists

In preparation for our meetup on December 17th, that will feature a presentation by a representative of ‘Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth‘, I spoke with skeptic and author-investigator, Ben Radford, about the ways in which 9/11 conspiracy theorists make claims and utilize evidence.  Ben also provided some advice for skeptics on ways to critically examine a conspiracy theorist’s arguments.

Ben Radford is the deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer, investigative author, and co-host of the podcast, MonsterTalk. You can find out more about Ben by visiting his website at

Meet-Up (12/17) –”Alternative Theory To The World Trade Center’s Destruction”


The Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics are having our next meet-up on Saturday, December 17th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Classic Cup Cafe. We will be hosting Stanley A. Beattie, a representative of the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.  Stanley will be providing his arguments and reasoning as to why the AE911Truth members believe that the World Trade Center was destroyed by explosive demolition.

The first part of the meet-up will be food/snacks/beverages and socializing with others.  We will then have a short presentation, and then we will move onto the main discussion with Mr. Beattie.
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Meet-Up (11/22) – “Skeptics in the Pub”

A gathering of science enthusiasts, critical thinkers, and rational-minded skeptics to enjoy some food and beverages at the Old Town Tavern from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and to talk about skepticism.

There won’t be a special guest at this meet-up.  However, we will have a casual discussion about the 9/11 Truth movement.  This will serve as a ‘warm-up’ of sorts, to the December meet-up in which we will have a representative from the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth come out to discuss his position for a new, independent investigation into what transpired in the events leading up to and on September 11, 2001.

Old Town Tavern is located on the corner of Liberty and Ashley. Our group will be located in the rear of the pub, and probably on the right side, just past the bar. There will be a table-sign with our logo.

For reference, here are a few websites that offer counter-arguments to 9/11 Truth claims:

RSVP here.