Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 7 years ago

Who is more likely to think the Moon Landings were Faked?

A Conservative or Non-Conservative?

From what i've seen here at Y!A, Conservatives seem to not like and not trust the Government more than anyone. And They tend to not trust the Scientific Community; denying Evolution and Global Warming. So, do They more than anyone think Man has never walked on the moon? And it was actually faked 6 times?

In case you don't know, today is the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

here's an interesting video;

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Why do some people believe the moon landings were a hoax? Ever since NASA broadcast its visits to the moon between 1969 and 1972 to millions of people around Earth, conspiracy theorists have debated endlessly over ph­otographs and video of the journey. Judging by the dedication some have to the cause, the subject of whether or not the moon landings were a hoax rivals only the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the presence of Area 51 in popularity. The Fox Network even aired a television special in 2001, nearly 30 years after the last Apollo mission, titled "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?" Poring over every single detail for inconsistencies and potential government tampering, people who buy the moon landing conspiracy theory strive to prove NASA never went to the moon -- instead, they believe the organization filmed a series of fake moon landings in a studio, complete with props, astronaut costumes and intricate lighting setups.

    But why would NASA and the U.S. government pull off such a strange stunt? The moon landings took place during the Cold War and a tense point in the nuclear arms race, an era in which the two world superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union (or what is now Russia), competed for technological superiority. Some believe that because sending astronauts into outer space and onto the moon would be incredibly expensive, the U.S. didn't have enough money to complete the project. According to the conspiracy theorists, faking the moon landings would be much cheaper -- if it were convincing enough, it could still send a message to Russia that the United States had the better technology. What are some of the claims by the moon landing conspiracy theorists? What have they pointed out, and do their arguments have any validity? And what do scientists have to say about these conspiracy theories? To get answers to these questions and more, put on your tin foil hats and read the next page. So what sort of evidence have conspiracy theorists gathered that might suggest the whole event was a fake? Nearly 40 years of research has given them some interesting points:

    1. There aren't any stars in the background.

    2. The "C" rock

    One of the most famous photos shows a stray moon rock that appears to have the letter "C" written or stamped on it. This gives off the impression that most of the larger moon rocks seen in pictures from the moon landing are simply props -- a set designer could have labeled this stray moon rock with a letter and accidentally left it turned over for the camera to see. Scientists and representatives from NASA claim the "C" is just a photographic glitch -- a stray hair that found its way into the developing process -- or a hoax in itself. There's a possibility someone took the original, untouched photo and added the "C" in afterward.

    3. Different shadow lengths

    4. The American flags appear to "flap" in the breeze.

    5. Slow-motion film and wires

    So are these points enough to prove that the moon landings were just fakes? Dr. David McKay, Chief Scientist for Planetary Science and Exploration at NASA's Johnson Space Center, noted after Fox's conspiracy theory television spot that faking the moon landing and duping thousands of scientists around the world would probably be more difficult than keeping the secrets of the Manhattan Project. And on Sept. 3, 2006, the European Space Agency's (ESA) SMART-1 probe purposefully crash-landed on the surface of the moon -- before it touched down, it was taking images and data from the moon's landscape, including that of previous moon landings. The ESA hasn't released any photos or video, yet, but doubters and believers alike are waiting to see any concrete evidence of past expeditions.

  • It's not whether or not someone is conservative--it's whether or not they're literate about science. If you're not science literate, it's easy for you to get sucked in by the conspiracy loons, because they cherrypick information to make their claims sound good, and then tell you what to think about it. They hope you don't know enough to see the holes in their claims.

  • Stanley Kubricks wife.. she said her husband faked the moon landing.

    How did they get air filled tires to work on the moon?

  • I think the only people who think that wear tin foil and write in Elvis Presley for every election, so I don't know think labelling them conservative or liberal is accurate.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Conservatives. Becuz dem govt rusky space-nazis want ar jibs!

  • 7 years ago

    My brother... an idiot conservative pastor who thinks earth is 2045 years old despite the evidence.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    There are so many weird sub-factions comprising that party. Who the heck knows.

    Source(s): Sanity
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