In part one of this series I demonstrated how Holocaust Denial on Trial, or HDoT, deceptively presented Dean Irebodd’s documentary in order to avoid refuting his claims. In part two I will cover Mattogno’s claims.
HDoT bemoans that the difference of the results is so large that one or both must be inaccurate. They make this statement hoping that you won’t do too much digging into their sources as Irebodd and Mattogno used different methods.
This Irebodd’s setup:
Mattogno had three different experiments with three different setups:
As you can see they are quite different. It is no wonder it took much less wood for Mattogno as the fire would have been protected from the wind. HDoT has setup a false scenario in order to dismiss their adversaries, but it’s not going to work this time.
HDoT then goes on to say there are several reasons that Mattogno’s figures are incorrect, but only names one of them; that he overestimated the average weight of a body. Perhaps he did. There’s really no way to know for sure. I’m feeling generous, I’m going to run with an average weight they calculated of a mere 55 pounds.
HDoT doesn’t refute the figures when it comes to amount of wood needed So we will use Mattogno’s data to calculate the amount of wood required. According to his study 1 pound of meat requires about 3 pounds of wood (see chart above). 1.4 million bodies at an average of 55 pounds comes out to 77,000,000 pounds. That number times 3 pounds of wood comes to 231,000,000 pounds of wood. That’s more wood than I can conceptualize. Seems pretty astronomical to me. We just have to take a step over the fact that this is only 165 pounds of wood per body and even modernized outdoor funeral pyres requires 220-300 pound of wood per person.
Hold the phone, I’m remembering something from part one when I was discussing Dean Irebodd. They claimed that 50,000,000 is more than enough wood to incinerate 1.4 million bodies. 1.4 million bodies at 55 pounds is 77,000,000 pounds. 50,000,000 pounds of wood divided by 77,000,000 pounds of human remains is .64 pounds of wood per pound of remains. That’s 35 pounds of wood per body. Come on now, HDoT, are you serious?