Watch Noam Chomsky smack down a smug 9/11 truther during a college lecture

During a lecture earlier this month at the University of Florida, MIT professor Noam Chomsky was asked a question by 9/11 truth activist Bob Tuskin regarding an alleged media ‘cover-up’ of evidence regarding the collapse of Building 7.

In spite of Chomsky’s former dismissals of truther theories as a “distraction,” Tuskin wondered if he was ready to “jump on board” with the 9/11 truther movement.

“You’re right that there’s a consensus among a miniscule number of architects and engineers. But they are not doing what scientists and engineers do when they think they’ve discovered something,” Chomsky replied.

“What you do when you think you’ve discovered something is write articles in scientific journals, give talks at the professional societies, go to the civil engineering department at MIT or Florida or wherever you are, and present your results, then proceed to try to convince the national academies, the professional society of physicists and civil engineers, the departments of the major universities, convince them that you’ve discovered something.”

“There happen to be a lot of people around who spend an hour on the Internet and think they know a lot of physics, but it doesn’t work like that. There’s a reason there are graduate schools in these departments,” he added.

Watch the entire exchange in the video below, uploaded to Youtube by Bob Tuskin himself:

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