posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 07:12 AM
Many Apollo hoax believers are well meaning people who have been duped into believing the hoax theories by what they perceive to be compelling
evidence. Although I may not agree with their views, I mean these people no malice. There are other hoax advocates, often representing themselves as
experts, who publicly make claims based on erroneous conclusions resulting from a lack of proper research, scientific ignorance, or extreme prejudice.
I find these people to be very dangerous because they possess the power to sway people into accepting their assertions as fact. A third possibility is
that there are those who may believe the moon landings were real, but intentionally try to persuade people otherwise for some sort of attention, fame
or profit. These people I believe are especially loathsome.
The thing I find most bothersome about the hoax advocates is their repeated failure to apply the scientific method, that is, the principles of
discovery and demonstration considered necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a
hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to demonstrate the truth or falseness of the hypothesis, and a conclusion that validates or
modifies the hypothesis. The hoax advocates routinely observe a phenomenon; they usually call it an anomaly, dream up one possible explanation for the
anomaly, and then jump straight to the conclusion that their explanation is the correct one. They universally fail to put their claims through the
rigorous testing necessary to validate them. It is this failing that irreparably damages the credibility of the hoax advocates.
The problem the hoax advocates face is that there is a mountain of evidence supporting the authenticity of the moon landings. In order to substantiate
their story, this evidence must be refuted. In some cases, the hoax advocates propose arguments that, on the surface, appear to have some merit, but
as they try to dismiss other evidence it becomes more difficult. Usually their claims become more and more outlandish, often times foolish. In many
cases they resort to making assertions that are seriously flawed in both science and logic. On the other hand, the claims of the moon landing
supporters are always based on scientific fact.(It's easy when you have truth on your side.)
Speaking of giant steps : Shun the charalatans/research the truth/
This, my moon conspiracy freinds is just one 'huge giant leap in the right direction".