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Moon landing was true - how do i always win this debate?

  1. Aug 22, 2009 #1
    I hate having to defend the moon landing since so many people disagree with it. The best piece of evidence i can put forward is the mythbusters page debunking the skepticism
    http://mythbustersresults.com/episode-104-nasa-moon-landing

    highlight of the page

     
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  3. Aug 22, 2009 #2
    How about we send all of earths nuclear weapons to the moon and make this question irrelevant.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 #3

    negitron

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    http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/tv/foxapollo.html

    But, such a debate is essentially unwinnable, at least against the harcore conspiracy theorists, since the Moon hoaxers don't deal in facts. They have a belief and nothing is going to shake them from it.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 #4

    negitron

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    Please. We couldn't even make a crater naked-eye visible from Earth.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 #5
    Not with that attitude..
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 #6

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    Build your own spaceship and take them to the moon to show them all the empty crisp packets and toenail clippings that were left there.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 #7
    And then leave them there... I think this thread has some promise now...
     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 #8

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    Negitron hit the nail on the head here. Since the conspiracy is about faking something and covering it up there is no evidence that couldn't, in theory be faked or covered up. So no evidence can convince them.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2009 #9

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    Punching them works - not an accepted method of scientific debate but effective
     
  11. Aug 22, 2009 #10
    This is the way that works for me.Especially in these kinds of debates.
    http://home.tiac.net/~cri_d/cri/1998/argue.html [Broken]
     
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  12. Aug 22, 2009 #11

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    Yep, that's about it. The best way to deal with them is to roll your eyes at them, mutter, "Geez, you're such a moron," and walk away. To do anything else gives their claims too much credibility in their own mind, and another platform to spew their nonsense to potentially suck in more gullible, innocent bystanders.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2009 #12

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    Indeed!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOo6aHSY8hU
     
  14. Aug 22, 2009 #13
    Oh, that's beautiful! :D
     
  15. Aug 22, 2009 #14

    negitron

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    As much as I understand his motivation for it, I have to say my opinion of the man dropped a few points after first seeing that.
     
  16. Aug 22, 2009 #15

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    He's old, I'll let him have it.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2009 #16
    Really? In my eyes his respect level went up about 10 points. Aldrin was just like 'tell me if this is fake, *****.'
     
  18. Aug 22, 2009 #17
    What motivation do moon-hoaxers have for not accepting the moon landing?

    I can see creationists/ID proponents rejecting evolution or the age of Earth because it conflicts with their literal interpretation of whatever creation myths they hold, but I don't understand the angle the moon-hoaxers are coming from.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2009 #18

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