Editor’s note: This 10-part series by researcher Adam Taylor exposes the erroneous and deceptive arguments made by Popular Mechanics in its most recent edition of Debunking 9/11 Myths, published around the ten-year anniversary of September 11, 2001.

As Taylor writes, “Popular Mechanics has been the primary cheerleader in the mainstream media in defense of the NIST reports ever since its book, Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up To the Facts, was published in 2006.” Many years later, the books and articles by Popular Mechanics continue to be frequently cited by members of the media as the definitive refutation of the controlled demolition hypothesis.

Adam Taylor’s dismantling of Debunking 9/11 Myths should be required reading for anyone who tries to hold up Popular Mechanics as an authoritative source on the cause of the World Trade Center destruction.

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Plane Impacts, Fire Damage & Melted Steel

Part 3: Collapse Times of the Twin Towers

Part 4: Puffs of Dust

Part 5: Nanothermite in the Towers

Part 6: Seismic Spikes

Part 7: WTC 7 Fire and Column Failure

Part 8: WTC 7 Wreckage Pile

Part 9: Larry Silverstein and Barry Jennings

Part 10: Minimal Wreckage to Study