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Re: One Giant Hoax For Mankind

From: Dave Morton <Marspyrs.nul>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:48:26 EST
Archived: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:58:28 -0500
Subject: Re: One Giant Hoax For Mankind


>From:ufoupdates.nul
>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>Date:11/13/2002 9:01:31 AM Central Standard Time
>Subj: One Giant Hoax For Mankind


>Source: BBC News

>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2441469.stm

>Monday, 11 November, 2002, 15:21 GMT

>One giant hoax for mankind

>BBC News Online's science editor, Dr David Whitehouse,
>himself a Moon author, explains why he thinks NASA should
>have gone ahead with its controversial book idea on the
>lunar landings

>Am I the only one who thinks the US space agency (NASA) has
>missed a good opportunity in cancelling the book planned to
>give a rebuttal of the Moon hoaxers?

>You know the ones. The people who believe that the lunar
>landings were faked in a military hangar somewhere.

>NASA said the aim of the book was to provide a resource for
>teachers to answer pupils' questions about the conspiracy
>theory.

<snip>

Interesting article.
I too, think NASA should have produced the book.

There's no doubt in my mind that we went to the moon - multiple
times. I've read the challenges - most of which are so silly,
one wonders how anyone could take them seriously. For 1 or 2 of
the challenges, I didn't know the answers and had to get
explanations - explanations which made perfect sense, by the way
- which I did just so I would know the answers.

The author's statements about moon hoaxers' lack of critical
thinking, and the paramount importance they place on the
question over the answer rings true to me. In the case of any
answers by NASA to a moon hoax, one would be able to see science
and rationality in action. Such answers would be "good, solid,
logical, provable". I'm presuming here, of course, but the
answers are so easily obtainable, I'm confident NASA could
handle the task with the utmost ease. Talk about an easy
assignment for NASA! Almost trivial for that agency...

Conversely, however, one would be able to see what a load of
garbage certain government reports really are. Reports such as
"The Roswell Report: Case Closed", and others. Talk about the
need to suspend critical thnking!

Perhaps the "Cinderella" of a moon hoax book by NASA might cause
some people to realize how really ugly her sisters are. One
would be a beautiful, explanatory, clear report addressing all
the idiotic challenges of the moon hoaxers, fitting the "glass
slipper" of the moon landings. Some other government reports
would look like the ugly sisters straining and sweating like
hogs, trying to force-fit their feet into a true explanation.
The differences would be glaring and probably embarrassing to
some government agencies - including NASA itself.


Dave Morton


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