posted on May, 18 2003 @ 11:29 AM
This line of reasoning has been debunked many, many times -- and while it all sounds good to folks who didn't have the good fortune to see the
landings live on tv, it's really a tired old bogus argument started by a few folks who know nothing about science.
...back in the good old days...
Our science education was much better than you're getting in high school today -- and at the college level, much better than most folks get today.
In addition, television programming did revolve around a lot of live science.
Here's a factoid: You can't fake the way people move on the moon; the awkwardness of the new environment, the peculiar effects of low gravity.
Watch ALL the footage. If those were actors in an environment they'd been in before, there wouldn't be the slips, the awkward balancing, the
difficulty moving, and so forth.
For good debates on the other points, try the Bad Astronomy board. There's a lot of science experts there who can thoroughly explain the points.
Reading these tired old "it's a hoax!" arguments is kind of like reading over the "Planet X is coming on May 15!" It's sad that no matter how
many times it's been debunked, we have to go back and explain things again.