Monday, May 05, 2008
We did too land on the moon.
But don't take my word for it. Check out any of the actual real-live scientists who explain it in detail. Of course, if you choose to fall for every wacky conspiracy theory that comes along....
Bad Astronomy has links to bunches of reputable scientists who know the difference between fact and fancy, thank you very much.
RedZero offers evidence.
NASA, as you might expect, has stepped up to defend the truth in the face of ignorance.
Wikipedia (I know, I know, but they offer good overviews with helpful links as long as you are a critical reader) has a history of the nutcase objections and includes videos debunking all that flag-waving nonsense. It even gives links to sites of the proponents of the hoax idea with their various rants.
But if you really want to jump on the conspiracy theory bandwagon with the flat-earthers, I guess this one's better than the conspiracy theory that says the Jews (or was it the US government) were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
My favorite, though is the whole 2012 thing. How can you doubt the Mayans?
Logic, people! Whatever happened to critical thinking skills and logic?
LiveScience has a list of the top 10 conspiracy theories, and guess what: that the moon landing was a hoax is one of them.