Just because I may be knowledgable regarding the manned space exploration programs that we undertook in the 60s and 70s doesn't mean that I know "everything about anything". I can prove it to you that I don't. Just ask me about "anything"!
I'm not sure what a "professional book reader" is, my friend, but I will tell you that I do read some books. And when I do, I read them about a hundred times. I have no books in my collection that are not dog-eared and damaged from use. Books, you see, are written as a sort of art form, and, like all art, there is much more in an image than just an initial impression. Re-reading, annotating, and such things as that, reveal new information almost every time one reads it. I personally think that books and reading them has become somewhat of a lost art in the modern age.
Actually, I am involved in manufacturing management these days. Improving efficiencies, etc...stuff I learned from my experiences...many directly associated with the space program and fields like aviation and engineering.
For instance, there are several systems in place in manufacturing now that aim to increase productivity and efficiency, and are rather successful. If you've ever heard of the concepts of Total Quality Management and Kaizen, you should know that these methods actually originated, and were implimented someplace where most people wouldn't think to look: Mission Control during the 1960s and 70s.
In fact, many of the men who worked in that room are now business consultants and lecturers to business people. Odd, eh? Another off shoot of Apollo that has benefited many an organization.
But at any rate, I'm getting off-point here.
My so-called "superior knowledge" is merely the product of experience. I use what I know in order to stimulate people to go and figure things out for themselves. I am interested in how this whole Apollo hoax business came about, and why people adhere to such things.
By reading what people say, I come to an understanding of that. You will note that I attempt not to talk down to people (Jezz, at least I hope I don't!), but to hopefully give them the factual information and stimulate them to learn the sciences and concepts behind these things for themselves...because, someone telling you something is only that, knowledge comes only from personal effort and understanding.
I am, however, of quite a different demeanor when I deal with people like Sibrel, and Kaysing, and other prominent hoax originators
Whatever the case may be, know that you can feel free to say anything you want on the forum (abiding by the rules of conduct, of course). I encourage people to ask questions...not get nasty or make assertions which are based on some idea that is not understood by the poster...but stated as fact.
Then, I can give people a clue as to what's behind the concept they speak of, and hopefully guide them on their own path to discovery.
In other words, discussion.
By all means, continue to contriubute. I don't bite.
I said you know everything about anything because i have read your name a lot on these forums. Mostly people saying if you want to know, ask mid. You are indeed a wise fellow and i take all your comments on board.
I agree with the hoaxers bit though. They really annoy me too.