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Old 09 November 2018, 05:02 PM
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Spit Take Why the Moon Landing COULDN'T Have Been Faked

I don't care if those who can't get over insisting the moon landings were faked will never change their minds over a short video like this, but *I* needed the giggles:



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Old 09 November 2018, 05:21 PM
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The moon landing was faked.

But the government hired Stanley Kubrick to shoot it and he insisted in filming on location.
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Old 09 November 2018, 06:01 PM
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The shadow arguments which take up the bulk of this video are not particularly convincing to skeptics because an uneven surface can make parallel shadows seem not so parallel. In fact some die-hard it-was-faked believers use such non-parallel shadows in some pictures as proof it was faked.

I recently saw Operation Avalanche, an independent fiction film that has some guys who work in the CIA AV department go semi-rogue to fake the Moon landing and save face for NASA and the US. It's an okay film, but the most amusing part is when they sneak into the set of 2001 to get ideas from Kubrick. To make this happen, the real filmmakers used computer graphics and other tricks to simulate Kubrick's simulated Moon set.
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Old 10 November 2018, 12:22 AM
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That’s quite an amusing video, but a serious rebutttal needs to be more “Show, Don’t tell”!
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Old 10 November 2018, 12:07 PM
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I knew somebody who believed that NASA had gone to the moon but that they'd faked the photos anyway...
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Old 10 November 2018, 03:43 PM
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What, did they think that the real photos didn't look good enough, or that NASA didn't have a camera capable of operating in space then?
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That’s quite an amusing video, but a serious rebutttal needs to be more “Show, Don’t tell”!
Mythbusters did a show about it that was very much in this vein, including the inconsistent shadows I mentioned.

I wrote to Adam Savage about the red "command stripe" he proudly displayed on his Neil Armstrong model - pointing out that such stripes were not part of the first few Apollo missions. He said a LOT of people pointed that out!
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Old 10 November 2018, 10:38 PM
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Mythbusters did a show about it that was very much in this vein, including the inconsistent shadows I mentioned.

I wrote to Adam Savage about the red "command stripe" he proudly displayed on his Neil Armstrong model - pointing out that such stripes were not part of the first few Apollo missions. He said a LOT of people pointed that out!
Fantastic. I am a massive fan of Savage. I’m obsessed with his podcasts!
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