Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Originally posted by Loopdaloop My sarcasm detector registers a zero, though it's not always 100% accurate
For my future sanity, was the man there or not or are you being sarcastic here?
Did you read the article by Jason Colavito? What's not to like?
Well I believe it happened as if it was a lie there would be no logical reason behind it!
I just got back to this thread and since my last post where people were of the perspective that I was posting absolute falsehoods, it seems a complete
Whether or not subsequently he decided to debunk Von Daniken and was disappointed by what happened on the trip as written in the article by Jason
Colvaito, Neil Armstrong DID go in the first place.
The question is why....
This leads back to my initial question which was sidetracked:
Can we assume Neil Armstrong was Credible?
The people that knew him said that he was a man that was 'never wrong'.
They described Neil as 'reasoned, thoughtful and never bamboozled', 'with no airs and graces'
This does not sound like the description of a man that would get involved with 'fringe' pursuits.
I believe he must have had some other insights which led him to believe, initially, that Eric Von Daniken might actually know something that
corresponds to what he knew. In the end Neil was disapointed...but it still begs the question of why he went in the first place.
Did he make the decision to search for the Tayos library to find extraneous evidence of that which he knew, but he could not speak.
My hypothesis is he went because he did hold beliefs about alien's visiting this planet in the past.
Whether or not Von Daniken is or is not credible, he went along with him, he must have thought Daniken might be... Armstrong was looking for answers.
If he did not believe he would have been no where near that expedition!
I'm of the opinion that he felt that if he did find something in the jungle, it would be something that he could
talk about and it would be
beyond the realms of what NASA could or not control.
The fact that Armstrong did no longer want to talk about or give interviews about one of the most significant 'achievements'
history suggests he is miffed with NASA about something.
In a way, to do so could be thought of as very passive aggressive! Especially due to the positive PR that NASA would get from having him speak about
it, it might have even drummed up extra funding for mars.
Originally posted by JimOberg
No, the evidence he was on a trip to the Andes is solid -- but the report he visit an ancient astronaut technology cave site appears to be a total
I agree with you on this bit, as it was highly unlikely that they would ever find anything. It would be like someone going on an expedition to find
the lost ark or the Holy Grail! However Von Daniken would not have arranged a trip anywhere like that unless he actually thought he would find
something! Either Von Daniken 'bamboozled' Armstrong, which is unlikely or there was another reason!
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