Moderator note: It appears that a debate on this topic was started without clear agreement as to the debate format. Readers are warned that the resulting debate does not really fit the format of the Formal Debates forum. It is retained here for those who are interested, although the discussion thread is closed. [thread=90058]Proposal thread[/thread]. [thread=90071]Debate thread[/thread]. [thread=90070]Discussion thread[/thread] I wish to debate any civilized person(s) on the topic of the World Trade Center collapses/partial collapses (there were a few that didn't collapse completely) and whether or not some of them were taken down by controlled demolition. For the purposes of this discussion, I define a civilized person as: One who will not use the following personal attacks on anyone in the debate that includes the words: anything with the f word, moron, stupid, idiot or (if a woman), whore and bitch. Debaters may also not use derivations of these terms- that is, no fing whatever, moronic, stupid (argument, etc.), idiotic, bitchy. Acceptable put downs- obtuse, lame, shoddy. I will be on the side that some were indeed taken down by controlled demolition. I also wish that it be possible that the following people be allowed to join my side of the debate: Tony, Headspin, psikeyhackr and leeray. I suggest the following rules for the debate: 1. We will each post one "introductory" post, setting out our main arguments. 2. There will then be an indefinite amount of follow-up and rebuttal posts from each debater, in which the debaters may address and refute points made by the other person(s), as well as adding any new points that may come up. 3. Finally, each debater will post one concluding post, summing up their side of the debate. Following the concluding posts, the thread will be closed. 4. Debaters each have a week from the time of posting of a post by their opponent to post their next post. If none of the debaters from a particular side posts in the required time limit, the debate will be declared finished, and the thread closed. 5. Debaters may include links to any supporting information or references in their posts. They may also quote extracted sections of text from other sites.