Moon landing conspiracy theories
In the wake of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s death, the moon landing conspiracy nuts have apparently been stirred from hyper-sleep and are making various guttural noises in an attempt at actual language.
They assert that those who accept the fact (note the purposeful use of that word, fact) that humans indeed landed on the moon are doing so because they haven’t examined any of the evidence.
(“So…y’all just b’lieve everythin’ people tells ya??? DAY-uhm.”)
* The Van Allen Radiation Belts? Astronauts traveling at 25,000 MPH would have received 1/25 of the radiation exposure considered dangerous.
* No stars in the photographs? Talk to any photography pro (hell, even a student) and ask about aperture settings in regards to light, foregrounds and backgrounds. Basic stuff.
* No blast crater? Might have something to do with a controlled and reducing rate of descent in low gravity, no?
* Footprints in lunar dust? Yeah. It’s scientifically proven to be possible and has been replicated in a vacuum.
* Oh, and there are man-made retro-reflectors placed upon the lunar surface off of which earth-bound scientists can bounce lasers.
Now…just stop, already. You’re embarrassing yourself. You’re embarrassing the skeptical community. And the rest of us are afraid that some new apostate will stumble across this page and assume that you speak for the rest of us.