Hi everyone (or anyone who's still here)
I used to be fairly open to the missile point of view until I became aware, belatedly, of a few facts.
1 -A 30+ second discrepancy in the timing of the streak of light witness claims due to the fact that:
2- The fireball seen by Fritz Meyer and other streak of light witnesses did not happen until the main fuselage had fallen below 8,000, and possibly 6,000 ft.
3 -William Tobin's sworn testimony: far from trying to cover up evidence of explosives, the FBI apparently was so CONVINCED the accident was sabotage that they were intent on finding the smoking gun ASAP, and that explains their reckless treatment of wreckage parts - so they could take control of the investigation. Kallstrom, it appears, was within hours or even minutes of announcing sabotage to the press. Tobin's testimony is an absolute must read. It offers a far more plausible and mundane explanation for evidence tampering.
In addition, a more recent test formally proved that only 75 millijoules of energy can violently explode a fuel tank with the same conditions as F800.
There are many other factors that cause me to doubt that a missile is the probable cause of this crash.
I now see F800 as another excellent example of how the complexity of the real world continually fools the confidence of our intuitions, suggesting that wildly diverging theories can both fit so much of the evidence with such seeming certainty. So I well understand the F800 missile mindset and its power to convince -been there, done that. Only when I stepped back and looked at the issue afresh did I appreciate this fact.