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Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 23:17:02 EST
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:25:47 -0400
Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing


>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 23:55:14 +0000
>Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

>>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 12:43:58 EST
>>Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

<snip>

>>Well, I just grabbed one off of my shelf, "On Mars - Exploration
>>of the Red Planet 1958-1978", published by NASA as part of the
>>NASA History Series. It's authors are Edward Clinton Ezell and
>>Linda Neuman Ezell

>>Well, it covered the issue of whether the Viking science
>>experiments really found evidence of life or just chemistry,
>>citing Gil Levin for the latter and other participants for the
>>consensus.

Dick:

By the way, I make a mistage above, Gil Levin argues that the
Vikings found possible evidence for life, while the consensus
was for chemistry. Sorry.

>Okay. But I still think we are talking apples and oranges here.

>I believe that the Oberg commissioned book is quite unique and
>unprecedented in the history of NASA publishing.

Well, you might be right about that. But, then the problem is
somewhat unique. I'm not sure that there has been much said
about other aspects of the space program being phoney. This one
needs to be debunked, pardon the term. I assume that you agree.

I guess some might argue that the material would better be done
by an outside author, privately, and published by, say,
Prometheus.

You've worked in DC, can you imagine how many people-hours are
being spent answering the "priority" inquiries from Congress on
behalf of their constituents who have heard something on, say,
Art Bell? Evidently teachers are being driven crazy by questions
from their students and a lot of time is also being spent by the
education offices. $15,000 plus the printing costs are probably
a drop in the bucket compared to the time being wasted annually
on answering this nonsense. And it is apparently getting worse.

Even the mainstream media's treatment of the subject makes me
depressed. On anniversaries of Apollo 11 there's usually more
about the rock concert at Woodstock, a muddy, one-time fiasco
for a few hundred thousand, never to be repeated, while nothing
is said about the million people who camped out to watch each of
the eight Moonships take off. But they were only the Woodstocks
of the "Squares".

Do you know what happens most of the time when I point out real,
honest-to-God moonrocks at the planetarium? Most people our age,
and many adults over about 40, are interested. And a lot of
kids, but I think that many kids just walk away to go to the
gift shop, I guess. It's depressing.

That's why I think it's probably very useful to have good info in
libraries, congressional offices and classrooms.

<snip>

>And "the genre" (whatever that means) is not Charles Fort.

I meant that in the sense of "Forteana", as in "Fortean"
literature, a term that I have seen used a lot.

<snip>

>I certainly don't agree at all with Bennett's view that there are
>no objectively established facts or truths.

Yeah, that's classic deconstructionism. It's usefull, I
suppose, in political arguments, but not in physics.

>One of those is that we definitely landed craft and
>humans on the Moon.

We both agree on spacecraft guided by an intelligence and seen
in our atmosphere. Finally. Yiikes.


Have a good one,

Bob Young


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