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Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

From: Larry Hatch <larry.nul>
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 06:09:24 -0800
Archived: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 14:31:16 -0500
Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book


>From: Jim Speiser <jimspeiser.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 22:51:32 -0700
>Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

>>From: John Cussen <john.cussen.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 21:40:33 +0000
>>Subject: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

>>Source: BBC On-Line

>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2424927.stm

>>"The US space agency (NASA) has cancelled the book intended to
>>challenge the conspiracy theorists who claim the Moon landings
>>were a hoax.

><snip>

>>Some commentators had said that in making the Oberg book an
>>official Nasa publication, the agency was actually giving a
>>certain credibility to the hoax theory."

>In other words, by pooh-poohing it, they were dignifiying it.

>Well, I can't say I disagree with their decision, although this
>is going to fan the flames even higher. There are some ideas
>that are so preposterous as to be beneath discussion or even
>comment. This is one of them, along with "The Holocaust never
>happened" and "The driver shot Kennedy."



Hi Jim:

I agree. The 'moon shot hoax' scene is beneath contempt. For
NASA to commission a book, then back out, only gives the hoax
twinkies more to chew on, sadly.

My impression is that the book idea wasn't well thought out at
some level. Oberg is as capable as anyone to write the book, I
sense some poor planning at higher levels.

Its a tough call really, so I can't blame anybody at NASA too
much. Now, after decades, the finest achievement NASA ever made
is called into question.

It was easy enough to ignore the yahoos at first, that's my
first inclination. Who cares what a few nuts think? But then,
over time as memories dim and new generations arise, it starts
to sound credible .. more and more people start to doubt we
landed a man on the Moon.

There are definite parallels to the Holocaust, a very similar
denial, and the same sort of pot-boiler opportunism.

Lost in all this are simple facts like:

a) It would have cost far more to bribe the millions of
participants and witnesses to lie, and to lay silent for
decades... all of them.

b) The Soviets would have sniffed out a fake immediately and
trumpeted it to the world. They suffered a terrible propaganda
defeat with the US Moon landings.

c) Scientists the world over have carefully examined the moon
rocks retrieved.

d) Lots of stuff I cannot [burp] recall at the moment.

None of this will impress the morons.
(Does _anything_ impress a moron?)

I'm tempted to suggest that we simply let the twinkies believe
whatever they wish. What stops me is the insult to the hard,
hard, dedicated work of all those engineers, technicians,
scientists, astronauts .. heck even the janitors.

They made it possible, at great personal cost and risk, for low
pay, just to prove it could be done.

I hate to say it, but I kinda cheered when the astronaut socked
that bible-jamming ass.


Best wishes

- Larry Hatch


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