Sounds like a lot of closed minds.
The truth is I am a sceptic. The problem is, I HAVE examined some of the claims in the attack piece against NASA/Apollo, and the plain truth is there
seems to be lots of merit to their allegations/observations.
'You know, if you learnt about how light exposes on film, you wouldn't even consider this as a flaw or goof up. The crosshairs are etched onto a
glass plate, so when a bright amount of light shines though it and exposes onto the film, it 'bleeds' over the thin lines. It's simply how light
and film works. For example, the US flag and it's red and white stripes. The white being brighter then the red will reflect more light back and
overexpose a bit on the film, causing the light to 'bleed' over the hairs.'
I've only got one answer... Baaaahhhnnn! Wrong answer, get real.
'Come on this is NASA!!!'...
Are you saying NASA doesn't keep anything from the public? You do realize NASAs primary role is military, right? How about their close working
relationship with the Air Force? No secrets, there right? No offense to any of you NASA supporters (of which I am one), but institutions do make
mistakes, do make bad decisions, do make questionable judgements, some of them fueled by an almost obsessive compulsion not to 'lose face' in the
eyes of the public.
Look at the last lost space shuttle. We lost that shuttle because of pure and simple institutional arrogance. I find it mind boggling that no attempt
was made to visually verify the condition of the tiles. A SIMULATION was considered more relevant than a good old fashioned visual observation. That,
my friends, is the poster child of dogmatic.
'If it was all staged'...
That's quite the leap in logic. Pay attention (cuz this is subtle
). Hey we could have gone to the moon... Totally possible. A guy with a more
interdisciplanary background (even photography JRA
), might say possible by an alternate transportation. What I am saying is that the official
'visual record' is totally bogus and hack amateurish at best.
I am also saying that parroting the 'official position' the way most pro-Apollo supporters are just makes most of you come off dogmatic, we can't
be bothered to get out and go look at the heat shield... I mean after all, our simulations shows... or refusing to even look/discuss at the so called
'evidence' put forth by the 'hoaxers' makes you come off like the orange leather clad orangutans.
'visit badastronomy.com or even nasa.gov'
Once again, get real. Or is the Age of Reason totally dead?
Just because there is some text on a web page somewhere (its on Google, it HAS to be true!), has absolutely NOTHING to do with reason, validity or
advancing the point of view so many seem to be so dogmatically putting forth.
Wake up people, science has become the Religion of Science. Look at some of the incredible BAD things it brings to us... SETI, the Big Bang, Dark
Matter, we are ALONE in the Universe, etc, etc.
Please! Are we THINKING people or just orange leather clad parroting hairless monkeys?
[edit on 4-7-2005 by golemina]