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RonD1120

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17 hours ago, wmw999 said:

I’m interested in both. But I’m also a longtime veteran of the space program, and as such I’m quite convinced that we did, in fact, go to the moon. I wasn’t involved then obviously, but I worked with a lot of people who were. And, to a man (all the ones I knew were), they helped put men on the moon, some participating in the real-time support of the computer systems. 
Wendy P. 

Is it true, from the video, that all the Apollo missions data is lost, gone, destroyed?

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12 minutes ago, RonD1120 said:

Is it true, from the video, that all the Apollo missions data is lost, gone, destroyed?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11_missing_tapes

It appears that some tapes from one (the first landing) of the mission were lost. That hardly seems to prove anything considering the number of landings that followed.

 

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13 hours ago, billvon said:

In a related story:

Rob Skiba is a flat Earther and anti-vaxxer.  He has videos proving that the Earth is flat; he does this by measuring the sun as it sets.  (It gets smaller, you see, which proves the Earth is flat.)  He also thinks that the COVID-19 vaccine will rewrite your DNA, and calls people who wears masks "embarrassments."

He is currently in the hospital due to COVID-19 on a ventilator.  He will likely not survive.

It would be interesting to see how often a belief in something like flat-Eartherism (or the Apollo "hoax", or "Trump really won" or whatever) leads to more deadly beliefs like the various anti-vax conspiracy theories.  I have a feeling that most people who have a tendency towards conspiracies find flat-Eartherism a funny, clever niche thing at first.  But after a while they get invested in it (Rob actually does talks on it) and they start to really believe in the conspiracy theory.  And for 99% of the silly conspiracy theories out there it doesn't matter; who cares if you're a flat Earther?  You're not going to fall off the edge.

But then a pandemic comes along and what seems like a fun, clever new conspiracy theory ends up killing the people who believe in it.  Their "training wheels" conspiracy theories trained them to be able to swallow whole conspiracies without a bit of skepticism or concern for what that belief would do to them (and their loved ones.)   I  wish there was a way for people to learn the reality behind their decisions before they have to suffer through a crippling disease - or death.

This whole post can be summed up by one word:

 

Darwin.

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14 hours ago, billvon said:

In a related story:...  I  wish there was a way for people to learn the reality behind their decisions before they have to suffer through a crippling disease - or death.

Like hook turns or downwind landings.

51 minutes ago, SkyDekker said:

This whole post can be summed up by one word:

Darwin.

I'm thinking a feel good educational story.

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15 hours ago, billvon said:

In a related story:

Rob Skiba is a flat Earther and anti-vaxxer.  He has videos proving that the Earth is flat; he does this by measuring the sun as it sets.  (It gets smaller, you see, which proves the Earth is flat.)  He also thinks that the COVID-19 vaccine will rewrite your DNA, and calls people who wears masks "embarrassments."

He is currently in the hospital due to COVID-19 on a ventilator.  He will likely not survive.

It would be interesting to see how often a belief in something like flat-Eartherism (or the Apollo "hoax", or "Trump really won" or whatever) leads to more deadly beliefs like the various anti-vax conspiracy theories.  I have a feeling that most people who have a tendency towards conspiracies find flat-Eartherism a funny, clever niche thing at first.  But after a while they get invested in it (Rob actually does talks on it) and they start to really believe in the conspiracy theory.  And for 99% of the silly conspiracy theories out there it doesn't matter; who cares if you're a flat Earther?  You're not going to fall off the edge.

But then a pandemic comes along and what seems like a fun, clever new conspiracy theory ends up killing the people who believe in it.  Their "training wheels" conspiracy theories trained them to be able to swallow whole conspiracies without a bit of skepticism or concern for what that belief would do to them (and their loved ones.)   I  wish there was a way for people to learn the reality behind their decisions before they have to suffer through a crippling disease - or death.

Me thinks you've been browsing sorryantivaxer.com.... Hmmmm

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On 10/12/2021 at 10:43 PM, billvon said:

In a related story:

Rob Skiba is a flat Earther and anti-vaxxer.  He has videos proving that the Earth is flat; he does this by measuring the sun as it sets.  (It gets smaller, you see, which proves the Earth is flat.)  He also thinks that the COVID-19 vaccine will rewrite your DNA, and calls people who wears masks "embarrassments."

He is currently in the hospital due to COVID-19 on a ventilator.  He will likely not survive.

Indeed, he did not.

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12 hours ago, headoverheels said:

The fact that a bunch of creationists are being offed by Darwinism does seem ironically appropriate.

I don't need to go to the joke of the day thread, some of the comments posted here make me laugh.

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On 10/12/2021 at 6:39 PM, mistercwood said:

My favourite video on the topic of the moon landings is the one where the guy proves that it would have been harder to fake the landings than to do them - the tech to *fake* it didn't exist yet.

I've also watched a similar video on YouTube: Debunking moon landing conspiracies with Maxwell and VXGI. They developed this technology in recent years. They possibly could fake the moon landing in recent days but it'd be impossible to fake moon landings in 1960s. 

 Also, in my opinion, flat earthers are some of the dumbest people alive. I joined a flat earth discord once because I was curious about what they were saying and it was a total chaos. They said the most ridiculous things I've ever heard, like space doesn't exist, our sun is not real, etc etc. I asked them where the sun is and one of them said "I know where it is I'm not telling you where it is." 

if the earth was actually flat, I think they would say earth is round, just to be different from anyone else. 

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