19-page academic paper in November 2005 entitled "Why Indeed did the WTC Buildings Collapse", which attempted to show how the laws of physics do not support the WTC's freefall and, consequently, the official government story. He suggested 13 reasons why the official story should be challenged. While expressing doubt about the government's version of 9/11, he called for an independent investigation concerning the strange collapse of WTC Buildings #1 and #2, which were struck by airliners, as well as #7, which was NOT struck by an airliner, something the 9/11 Commission failed to do and something the Bush Administration adamantly opposed. Dr. Jones, who served as a bishop in the BYU 99th Ward and as high councilor in the BYU 10th Stake during that time, remains a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; his daughter just returned home from serving a mission in Baton Rouge, LA.
However, Dr. Jones has resurfaced in this subforum on the LDS Freedom Forum, and apparently he posts there regularly. He makes no dramatic new revelations, but merely shares his perspective six years after the fact. He makes it clear that he and BYU did NOT part on unfavorable terms. In response to another poster, Dr. Jones wrote:
It is a concern to me as well, AGStacker. And I don't understand it. It was painful for me and my family. We will understand some day.
You know, I served as on the Stake High Council in the BYU 10th Stake then as a Bishop in the BYU 99th Ward, while I was serving also as a Full Professor of Physics. I gave it my all.
I thought I should at least deserve a hearing, a chance to hear the charges against me and answer them -- which I requested, as noted in the newspaper.
Dr. Jones also noted that he published several peer-reviewed papers on 9/11:
-- Steven E. Jones, “What accounts for the molten metal observed on 9/11/2001?”, Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 83:252, Apr 2006.
-- S.E. Jones, et al. "Fourteen Points...", Open Civil Engineering Journal, April 2008.
-- K. Ryan, J. Gourley and S.E. Jones, "Environmental Anomalies at the World Trade Center: Evidence for Energetic Materials", Environmentalist, August 2008.
-- Niels Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven Jones, et al. "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe", THE OPEN CHEMICAL PHYSICS JOURNAL, April 2009.
Dr. Jones hints that the suppression of competing theories about 9/11 has caused him to question what other coverups governments may be capable of:
Yes, certainly. Clandestine weapons of war and torture are terrible. Such weapons can and have been used for false-flag attacks which are historically precedented.
In the pages of this forum and elsewhere, I have spoken against wars of aggression and against torture, and against abridgements of human freedom including the right to seek redress for grievances, the right of free speech, the right of habeus corpus, and the right of freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures -- and the right of due process when charged of wrong-doing. My experience and observation -- we are losing those rights vouch-safed in the Constitution of the United States of America by the founders.
One other forum member is still put out over the fact that BYU nudged Dr. Jones to the curb. Col. Flagg writes:
As for Dr. Jones and BYU's decision to force him into retirement... it's all pretty simple... BYU chose to distance itself from Steve's work because they didn't want the federal government breathing down its neck and the financial repercussions for BYU could have been severe in the form of reduced or even suspended grants and loans for BYU students not to mention threats to the church's tax-exempt status (501c3). It was a pure money decision, but that doesn't make what they did right, in fact, it was downright despicable. I'd like to know how it is that Dr. Jeffrey Farrer is still teaching and employed by BYU when he's come out 100% in support of Dr. Jones and his 9/11 research/conclusions? Why hasn't he lost his job yet for backing the truth? Guess it's been long enough now and decisions already made that they don't have to worry about the feds and Bush/Cheney are long gone anyway. It is this man's humble opinion that those BYU officials responsible for Steve's dismissal from the school will have to answer to the Lord some day on the other side. At best it was cowardice and at worst, betrayal.
It is only natural that the fast-tracking of the official 9/11 story would generate doubt and suspicion among patriotic Americans. The statutory protection conferred upon the official Holocaust story by Europe's Holocaust denial laws have likewise provoked suspicion and opposition in that realm; the forbidden naturally becomes more attractive. Steven Jones isn't merely another "truther"; he's a respected professor who has produced a multitude of peer-reviewed works.
And finally, this video musically sums up the skepticism produced by the official 9/11 story: