Surely there is already a thread somewhere, about the WMD boogey-man.
What purpose did putting a man on the moon serve? What purpose does the shuttle serve. How many dead in that dieing program of a dog and pony show? How many billions of dollars pissed away?
A valid point, if only that had been the subject of the thread...........
You believe that the technology existed back then to place a man on the moon, well that's great, so why is it that when someone doubts that it did exist that they get labeled a kook or nut job?
I believe it because i have taken a course in life and education that allows me to know that the tech did indeed exist. The science to calculate the trajectories had existed for centuries.
So when a person with no training or experience comes along and claims that it was not possible, that the astronauts are all liars , that the thousands of people who worked on the projects are all liars or dupes, my reaction is that it would be funny if it were not so utterly mad.
'the flag moved in a wind'
no, it did not. It moved when it was touched or bumped.
'the Van Allen Belts would kill an astronaut'
no they would not, even Van Allen himself stated it would not kill them.
'the shadows are wrong'
no, they are not and photo experts abound to illustrate this
'there were no powerful enough computers then'
True, you just don't absolutly require them either. That line of reasoning could be used to state that supersonic jets could not be real in the 1950's either, but no one seems to want to state that.
In fact the tech to successfully fake all the Apollo missions was behind the tech to actually carry them out. remember, Photoshop would not be invented for another several deacdes, but of course it actually would require a powerful computer.
My favorite is the one in which the AH believer states that the astornaut that jumped should have taken less time to go up than to come back down. He displays a lack of understanding of gravitational attraction that was explained by Newton and Kepler.
Or Una's 'coke bottle', in which her story has so many holes in it that calling her a liar is being generous and for which oddly enough, she is the sole witness in the entire world. (In truth the only ones who saw te landing live were in and around Perth Australia, still one would think that someone else would report having seen it as well, but , alas, no one did.)
I also had a poster here on the BV tell me that the dust fell too fast. I proved, using math and science that has been around for centuries, that indeed it did not. Her reply? That I was using data supplied by NASA. I was not. I was using math and science developed by long dead physicists. Math and science that is taught and used by scientists and engineers around the world, math and science that gave us such marvels as aircraft and parachutes. It is the same math and science that has been used by militaries for a few hundred years to determine how far a cannon or howitzer shell will travel. Gee, it worked well before NASA was created!
Math, science, history unraveling the mystery, that all started with a Big Bang.....BANG!!