Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Sunday, June 27, 2004
...Also called astrology, UFOlogy, conspiracy theories, ESP, talking to the dead....
You've heard the claims:
Strange unexplained lights over the Capital - they must be caused by aliens from Zeta Reticula.
I'm sensing the letter "J"... Is there a Joe or John? He died of some trauma to the chest area....
The Moonlandings were faked because there are no stars visible in the photographs and no blast crater under the lunar module....
These are just a few, but there are plenty where those came from. Without a critical investigation into each, it is easy to see how many of these claims actually seem reasonable. Afterall, who has the time to look into every claim and figure out what those lights in the sky really were, or why there are no stars in the sky above Neil Armstrong or a blast crater under the LM he landed at Tranquillity Base. These experts seem reasonable and afterall, the government is big and we believe they have covered up lots of top secret events in the past. We've been inundated by these claims for so long that we now accept them as fact. But it doesn't matter how many times you say the moon is made of green cheese. It isn't, it is a geological body made of rocks and Neil Armstrong and 11 other Americans landed on the Moon and walked on its surface, no matter how many times you hear that NASA faked it all.
Here are a couple links to webpages defending the Moonlandings and critical thinking:
The Moonlandings were NOT faked
Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy website
James Randi Educational Foundation