One thing I never understand. Why most skeptics use a scientific method, but for an explaination to be qualified as the "final explaination for something", all they have to do is make an educated guess?
In my opinion an explaination should not be qualified to be THE explaination unless it is scientifically proven to be the case.
How do you define "skeptic"?
Are you perhaps referring to those of us who actually know something about Apollo, and who attempt to explain it to those who don't?
You seem to be referring to those of us who explain...
If that is the case, I should say this:
"The" explanation is relatively simple when knowledge is present in a strictly technical matter (I, at least attempt to keep it simple). The aspects of Apollo discussed by hoax theorists are basically technical matters, of which the proponents have little understanding.
The real point here is that it is common for hoax believers to insist upon "proof" that we did this thing. That is an untenable position to hold to, and is irrelevant to my position in such threads.
The scientific substantiation for the Apollo program is more voluminous than anything human kind has ever engaged in. Further, it has been reviewed, verified, and been substantiated by the scientific community world-wide.
There is nothing for us to prove. On the contrary, the hoax believer contends that, or accuses NASA of faking this thing. The burden of proof is on them to prove their contentions. It is not on those of us who were around for this thing, and who know how it was done.
To date such attempts at proof have not been sucessful, and of course, they cannot be successful.
Thus, I have always approached this topic as an educational opportunity. Hoax beliefs are all based upon supposition, speculation, and a lack of knowledge of the subject matter. I seek to educate people.
Thus, I will not "prove" that we did this thing. We did. That is established. I will merely illustrate how it was done, based upon the questions that people ask.
That's why I ask for questions, and advise against argument. Phrase things as questions, and alot more fun can be had.