The facts are that:
- You included the quote amongst several others which were genuine.
- You claimed the quotes supported you.
- You only admitted that the quote was false AFTER you were asked to provide a source.
- Having been caught out only then did you claim that it was a joke.
- At the time this site had a rule expressly forbidding posting information that was known to be false.
I told you at the time that the reason you were not being punished for rule breaking was because the damage it would do to your credibility would be greater than anything I could dish out as a moderator. That still holds true.
You can claim it wasn't a lie all you like, the fact is you invented an untrue quote and you were caught out. No slander to you character, you damaged your own reputation.
When you are saying that some people should not be believed because they sometimes lie I feel that it is perfectly reasonable to remind you that you were caught lying too. No matter how you try and explain it a way you made a false claim, FACT! By your own logic nothing you say should ever be believed.
My point though, in case you missed it, is that just because someone lies it doesn't mean that they don't tell the truth too. It is your logic I am rejecting, I simply needed an example of the falsity of your logic, and your past indiscretion makes a perfect example (so thank you for that).
So let's look at my entire post ...
38 years ago, it wasn't that difficult to put men on the Moon.
In 1961, JFK announced men would land on the Moon before the end of the decade. And so we did, 8 years later.
But times have really changed since then. And hardly for the better.
In 2004, Bush announced men would return to the Moon by 2015......well, by 2020, tops.
To the casual observer, it may seem quite odd that it could take up to twice as long to return to the Moon as it did the first time, several decades ago.
Others are puzzled as to why the return trip apparently will require two rockets, when they only needed one rocket, back then.
The answer is really quite simple - we now know much more than they did in the 1960's!
For example, space radiation can be lethal nowadays. In 1969, it was just as lethal. But, since we didn't know that, it wasn't that big a deal. In fact, it was during the Gemini program in the mid-60's when NASA coined their now-famous phrase...."What you don't know can't hurt you!"
As for needing two rockets in the future? It's a little known fact that Apollo capsules were literally running on fumes by the time they got back to Earth. Next time, we'll have a second, fully fueled-up rocket waiting for us in Earth orbit.
I can't wait.
- And what you said..
- [i]"You included the quote amongst several others which were genuine."[/i[