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The other day I mentioned the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, and on this day in 1969 the phrase "the eagle has landed" was immortalized as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to reach the moon. One small step for man…

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2. What bugs me... Jul 20, 2011, 11:17 kanniballl
 
What bugs me about the whole moon landing "hoax" nonsense is how stubborn the hoax-believers are.

I try to keep an open mind and consider "alternative explanations" to things, I might not believe them but a the least I consider them. Is it "possible" it was a hoax, I guess so but I don't find it likely.

But the stubborn people I've seen on TV (and even had a few classes with in college) refuse to hear anything contrary to their proof.

-This rock has the letter C on it
-Are you sure? it could just be a shadow from some arc'ed crack
-NO, it's definitely a "C" put there by the stage crew.
-But...
-NO, it's so obvious why don't you see!?!?!?
-...

The guy in college was relatively mellow in comparison, but still stubborn. I was willing to listen to his bit but god forbid he have to listen to counter-points.

But the guys on TV, like on the Penn & Tellar episode or the occasional news story... forget about it. I think there was a special on primetime network TV a few years back about it too.
 
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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