David Chandler, Collected Writings

The collection of writings that follows may be of interest to

a) those who know me,
b) those who once knew me and wonder how I "went bad",
c) those who thought they knew me but didn't know I was interested in anything except physics, math, and astronomy, and
d) possibly others.

The individual writings, which span a 30 year period, are in a variety of formats: essays, articles, chapel talks, letters to the editor, Op Ed pieces, a "blog" and several web sites. Each piece stands on its own, written for a specific occasion with no thought of building toward a larger work. Their loose coherence as a body of work emerges only in retrospect.

I have changed along the way. I grew up in a loving, apolitical, nominally Republican, religiously conservative, Protestant home. I am now politically progressive, religiously a liberal Quaker, and an activist for peace and social justice. The changes came about incrementally, not through rebellion. The writings are not about this changing worldview, but they echo it.

I welcome dialogue to the extent that time and energy allow. E-mail Link

From My College and Seminary Days

Webb School Chapel Talks

Working with Refugees

Politics and Conscience

The Quaker Perspective

9/11 Truth

Starting about 2006 I started to grow skeptical of the official story of what happened on 9/11. A number of other scientists and engineers were publishing their critiques and their own analysis (notably Steven Jones, looking at evidence for the use of thermite and nanothermite in the buildings and a comprehensive website by Jim Hoffman highlighting evidence that actual demolition would be needed to bring the buildings down). I realized I had the capability to make my own measurements from the videos using video frame tracking software. As a result I worked several years with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and am currently the coordinator of Scientists for 9/11 Truth.

Articles about Physics and Mathematics Teaching


Other Collections of Writings


Some of the Web Sites I Author or Maintain