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  • Oct 2, 2012, 10:27 AM
    1st moon landing
    Why do people think that the first moon landing was a fake?
  • Oct 2, 2012, 10:32 AM
    Why do people think that the Mayans predict the end of the world in 2 months from now? Why do people think that Elvis is still alive? Why do people believe that aliens did those mysterious crop circles in England, or that the US government is hiding a crashed alien spacecraft at Area 51? I think some people simply enjoy subscribing to silly theories.
  • Oct 18, 2012, 06:10 AM
    People think things for many reasons:

    1. They were taught the thing at an early age and it becomes part of their world view
    2. They learned it from someone else whom they trust, even if it was incorrect
    3. They have not had a new experience that counterdicts what they have experienced so far
    4. They look for things (coincidences) in the world that fit with their worldview and believe that those things are "proof"
    5. It's fun

    People want to believe that the moon landing was faked for the same reason they want to believe that there is an alien spaceship in Nevada, that JFK was murdered by the FBI, that Jimmy Hoffa is alive, and that the pyramids were built by aliens.
  • Oct 18, 2012, 08:37 AM
    One of the large issues was the image of the flag waving in the "wind" there is no wind.

    Another was shadow in photos, that did not properly match time of day, as if there were stage lights being used.

    Goggle faked moon landing, there are pages and pages on it.
  • Oct 18, 2012, 08:40 AM
    I love this stuff. You can argue all you want about whether the moon landing was faked, but there is definitive proof that man landed on the moon.

    Lunar Laser Ranging experiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Aliens didn't put the reflectors there, and NASA isn't faking it, since it's an experiment that can be performed by any college with a modestly powerful laser (it was even a Big Bang Theory episode).

    So maybe the moon landing in July of 1969 was faked, but we got there at least once, to put those reflectors on the moon.
  • Oct 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
    Questioning is good.
    I'm all for conspiracy theories and disbelief.
    Think of all the science, think of the Hitlers, think of slavery, think of thousands of ways we have learned more by people wondering what is true or false.
  • Oct 18, 2012, 09:45 AM
    Um, what? What does "people wondering what is true or false" have to do with Hitler and slavery?
  • Oct 18, 2012, 01:26 PM

    Originally Posted by TechSupport View Post
    Um, what? What does "people wondering what is true or false" have to do with Hitler and slavery?

    Hitler came to power and conquered Europe because people believed him.
    Slavery was considered moral, ethical, and legal because people believed the slave traders.
    But you are right, that isn't about true or false, it's about right and wrong.
    The thing is that science delves into philosophy and philosophy delves into right and wrong when truth is elusive. Which it is, all the time.

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