Sunday, April 10, 2005

Conspiracy Theory

Potential conspiracies : situations like these quite often produce ridicule and usually without any counter argument. It is faith. Like the existence of God. Can’t be proved or disproved. Reasoned argument makes more sense than faith by itself, but even such argument when reasoned can only be so when certain 'facts' are accepted to form the foundation for reason. It becomes almost a nonsense argument before it has begun. Many people have faith and don’t doubt the existence of God, even though there is absolutely no shred of evidence. It is enough. The idea of a God is a good one as a crowd control device. All God fearing people will do as they are commanded, out of the fear of ignoring this command. Who commands it? It’s in the Bible, of course. A command from God? The real danger of semantic argument arises when faith takes precedence over life and potential death. Stem cells are vigorously challenged because of some religions. People may be condemned to an early death since upsetting beliefs and a failure to implement the science can result in just that.

Did man ever go to the moon? Probably not. The hostile environment of space to even get there and then that of the moon itself : the heat of direct sunlight and the near absolute zero temperature in the shade makes it impossible, especially when coupled with the wholly inadequate refrigeration packs the astronauts were supposed to have been wearing. There’s just too much convincing argument against it. See the book Dark Moon : Apollo and the Whistle Blowers - Mary D. Bennett and David S. Percy.

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