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The Cause of the Destruction Of The World Trade Center Buildings on September 11, 2001 and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony

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Under the standards established by the United States Supreme Court in Daubert v.
Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical, Inc., 509 U.S. 579, 113 S. Ct. 2786, 125 L. Ed 2d 469
(1993) and its progeny, expert testimony offered to support the official theory and
hypotheses concerning the cause of the destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1,
2 and 7 (the WTC) on September 11, 2001 would probably be excluded from admission
into evidence by an impartial judge in a civil or criminal proceeding. In contrast, expert
testimony presenting an alternative theory and hypotheses explaining the cause(s) of
the destruction of the WTC grounded in and adhering to accepted and reliable scientific
principles using the scientific method would satisfy the Daubert test and would be
admitted into evidence.

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