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Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 23:17:06 EST
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:26:13 -0400
Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

>From: Colin Bennett <sharkley.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 00:29:32 -0000
>Subject: Subject: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

>>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 10:28:05 EST
>>Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

>>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 22:37:38 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing

>>Tell me Colin: do you believe that the U.S. actually sent astronauts
>>to the Moon or not? On which side of reality do you sit?

>>>Of course the notion that the Moon landings were faked is right up
>>>there with the Flat Earth and Hollow Earth nonsense.

>Does Bob think that tremendous events have a simple
>non-anomalous linear reality?

Good Lord, man, I only asked if you thought it happened.

>Books could be filled with the multiple anomalies of the Moon
>landing, but I will point out just one - let Bob consider say,
>the very strange motion of the LEM before landing as
>described by Norman Mailer in A Fire on the Moon.

I asked what _you_ think, and you give me Mailer. I already
know what he thinks.

>People and events are actors in a cultural petri-dish, and they
>paint on cave walls just as does everyone else. Let Bob read the
>chapter The Search for Oswald in my recently published book,
>Politics of the Imagination, and he will realize that absolute
>reality like absolute temperature is a theoretical possibility
>realizable only in the impossible limit.

Or do I just detect envy of somebody else's book contract with


>For instance, I myself could accept that parts of the first
>moon landing were almost real.

Yes, go on.


>But again, seen as art form, the reality of scientific
>discoveries is irrelevant. In this sense, science can be
>deconstructed as profitably as can the faces of Garbo,
>Dietrich, Robert Oppenheimer, or even George Bush.

I asked about reality, you talk about profitably deconstructing

A Tale of Two Cities, I guess.


>My final answer to both Bob and Dick is this: Both saw a
>moon landing. I didn't see a moon landing. For me such a
>landing didn't happen. It was a very weak reality. Like Norman
>Mailer, all I saw was a WASP cathedral being built. That's
>what I saw.

Well, like Mailer, it's very likely that what you think is
probably irrelevant. A million years from now the Apollo 11
capsule now on display at the Air & Space Museum will still be
the first spaceship which carried humans to another world. I
hope that your book is printed on acid-free paper.

Clear skies,

Bob Young

"Oh, never mind" -- Emily Latella, AKA Rosanne Rosanna Dana

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