To deny the moon landing, is about as lame as denying WW2 happened
That was not really my point in the first place, but let's discuss that then. I'd claim that people too easily accept things as facts. People base their views on stories told by others. Many made up things have been considered as the truth, like the world being flat. I think it's kinda sick to blindly believe in everything just like that. The moon landing might be real, but how do you really know? Assuming and believing is not the same as knowing. Why do you need to have a definite opinion when it comes to the moon landing?
It's not lame to just say that you don't really know, since that is actually how it is for most people. Claiming the moon landing really happened is just as lame as claiming it didn't. Accepting the fact that you don't know, is the only sensible option in my opinion. That is the only objective way to view the whole thing.
Sorry that I missed your initial point, easy to lose track when there are multiple quotes. You have a good argument, however, what's funny about the world-is-flat belief, is that all sailors knew it was false, since the times of the Vikings, and even before...at least according to the History channel!
Pretty easy to see why...because if they didn't know how to navigate, they would have been lost at sea...and nobody would have ever sailed anywhere out of site of a shoreline.
Why do I need to have a definite opinion when it comes to the moon landing? Well, um, because it's a significant accomplishment of mankind...a milestone...and America did it. Why do you need to doubt it? Name me one good reason why you doubt it? Is it because you think your generation is the most important one, because you were raised to believe this ever since you were a child...and therefore only your generation could have accomplished such a thing?
One of the reasons my uncle seems to have been so enthusiastic about working on the program, was because of JFK's declaration. Given his politics, I can only imagine how peeved he was that it didn't happen until it did. He certainly loves how things are going now, and doesn't mind at all that NASA's been castrated. In his mind, even the Space Shuttle was not important. To him, we did enough when we went to the moon, because that's what the lord JFK told us to do. Once that was done, he was done with NASA.
There is amazing history to the Apollo program, so stop watching youtube conspiracy channels, and start learning the real history! For instance, you wouldn't believe how primitive the computer RAM was in the Command and Lunar Modules...google it. My uncle had to laugh as he recalled it. And that's the very program he worked on!
There's a difference between looking at evidence, and then deciding to believe something...and just blindly believing something because somebody told me. (That's what conspiracy youtube channels are for.)
I was a toddler when Apollo 13 happened, and I recall seeing it on live TV...and then my mother pointing out the window at the moon and telling me they were headed there. This isn't much evidence that it wasn't faked. However, I'll throw one of the arguments people who believe there was no conspiracy to assassinate JFK, out to you. "If there was a conspiracy and a coverup, why haven't the guilty parties been discovered by now?"
I suppose in an age when some people might have a hard time knowing what is real and what is not, that I shouldn't be as surprised as I am, when silly conspiracies that also attempt to make America look bad and illegitimate, are all the rage...the "cool" things to believe in. I mean, nothing is cooler, more realistic, or more satisfying than teenage-vampire-werewolf love triangles, or teenagers shooting bow-arrows at those bad old people in wigs on gameshows, is there?
Next you're going to tell me that vampires are real, right? You do know who Vlad the Impaler was, right? Apparently nobody who believes in vampires has ever heard of him, because he is where it all started...and he was scary, but no vampire! "It's not lame to just say that you don't really know, since that is actually how it is for most people. Claiming the moon landing really happened is just as lame as claiming it didn't. Accepting the fact that you don't know, is the only sensible option in my opinion. That is the only objective way to view the whole thing."
No, the only sensible way to view the whole thing, is to look at the evidence. Then, you have to believe there is reasonable doubt that it actually happened, in order to really say something like "I don't know if it happened or not". Frankly sir, you have an agenda here, and I don't like it. There is no reasonable doubt, given the historical evidence.
Being ignorant of the evidence is no excuse to believe a lame conspiracy, and the lunar landing conspiracy is a lame one that lazy people believe. Get informed.
Did aliens place the mirrors on the Moon which have allowed astronomers to measure the distance to within millimeters accuracy with lasers? Or did NASA astronauts? Which is the more plausible possibility? Somebody put them up there. I doubt the aliens would have wanted to help out our scientists very much...Or did they? Nah...