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Old 7th April 2012, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mythbusters Bust Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

Have just watched this one on TV and thought it worth sharing ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z2l123FM3Q
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Old 7th April 2012, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent stuff!
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Old 7th April 2012, 01:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There's a certain conspiracy nut that I've been arguing with for years over this. You'd think he'd be devastated with this but I know that he will just say that this whole TV show was a conspiracy.

Sometimes even the truth just isn't enough.
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There is no metal so hard as a mind unwilling to change.
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Old 7th April 2012, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 8th April 2012, 05:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi, My name is Arkose and I am a Mythbuster addict.
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Old 8th April 2012, 10:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I know, but they can get stupid, when they start blowing up steak with dynamite to try and tenderize it.

They obviously put a lot of work into this moon one though? Shows they can do something useful. As Foxbat and Parson observe, it still won't dent the stalwarts of this particular elaborate conspiracy theory. It would have been easier to go to the moon than to pull it off anyway?

Wonder when they'll tackle crop circles ...

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I know, but they can get stupid, when they start blowing up steak with dynamite to try and tenderize it.
Or blasting canonballs through neighborhoods.

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They obviously put a lot of work into this moon one though? Shows they can do something useful. As Foxbat and Parson observe, it still won't dent the stalwarts of this particular elaborate conspiracy theory. It would have been easier to go to the moon than to pull it off anyway?
NASA said they landed a vessel on the Moon, why shouldn't we believe them? Astronauts said they were there on the Moon, why shouldn't we believe them?

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That would take too long. They'd have to take soil and plant samples from all over the world.

They should try taking on the continuing "cattle mutilation" problem, which is a far more important issue. And they can choose what ever state they want in America that raises livestock. I would definately watch that show, rather than most of the little myths that people with common sense can figure out.
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Old 10th April 2012, 12:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I know, but they can get stupid, when they start blowing up steak with dynamite to try and tenderize it.

They obviously put a lot of work into this moon one though? Shows they can do something useful. As Foxbat and Parson observe, it still won't dent the stalwarts of this particular elaborate conspiracy theory. It would have been easier to go to the moon than to pull it off anyway?

Wonder when they'll tackle crop circles ...
Sure, you can't hit gold every episode. I have learned alot though through the years:The Christmas tree myths, strength of duct tape, gas mileage, catching a sword by the hand, mirrors burning down a boat, ect. Really enjoyed the duck tape stranded island episode.

Really has helped with some of my writing research.
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NASA said they landed a vessel on the Moon, why shouldn't we believe them? Astronauts said they were there on the Moon, why shouldn't we believe them?
Personally I do believe them but my conspiracy theory collegue still does not. After much debate (and weary shaking of my head) he refuses to budge. He even cited some words from one Willam Cooper as a way to shore up his defence. I did a bit of searching and it seems that this guy (now deceased) was an out and out conspiracy theorist and, by all accounts it seems, a complete fruitcake.

There are only three things certain in life - death, taxes and intransigent conspiracy theorists.
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... After much debate (and weary shaking of my head) he refuses to budge ...
Really? Did he watch it all?

Well ... take a horse to water ...
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With a lot of conspiracy theorists it seems to be an ego trip, they know more than the average 'sheeple'. They think themselves more free thinking and they know the TRUTH unlike the rest of us who blindly follow the scientific proof we are spoon fed to hide what is really going on in the world. I bet if we were to dream up a conspiracy here between us, spread it around enough web sites then it would eventually end up on a conspiracy site as the hidden truth the authorities don't want us to know.
Rather like alternative 3 I guess
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread825485/pg1
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... I bet if we were to dream up a conspiracy here between us, spread it around enough web sites then it would eventually end up on a conspiracy site as the hidden truth the authorities don't want us to know ...
Cool! It's your idea, so you go first ...
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With a lot of conspiracy theorists it seems to be an ego trip, they know more than the average 'sheeple'. They think themselves more free thinking and they know the TRUTH unlike the rest of us who blindly follow the scientific proof we are spoon fed to hide what is really going on in the world. I bet if we were to dream up a conspiracy here between us, spread it around enough web sites then it would eventually end up on a conspiracy site as the hidden truth the authorities don't want us to know.
Rather like alternative 3 I guess
I agree.

Once, many moons ago the aforementioned conspiracy nut challenged me to go to one of their gatherings and I accepted. Most of the people there appeared to be on some kind of ego trip - proudly discussing how they had been abducted and whatnot. As an aside, I can never understand nutters who think we haven't been to the moon and yet believe aliens have been here. Anyway, to continue my tale - I have to admit it was a bit scary being the only sceptic amongst these committed believers. At the end of the meeting, my friend asked me what I thought. I could only reply that these people were wandering the streets with no medication.

I have known since that meeting that I am wasting my time trying to persuade a person of this nature away from their beliefs. I still try though
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With a lot of conspiracy theorists it seems to be an ego trip, they know more than the average 'sheeple'. They think themselves more free thinking and they know the TRUTH unlike the rest of us who blindly follow the scientific proof we are spoon fed to hide what is really going on in the world.
In that regard they've a lot in common with a lot of religious folks too
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