"Truth needs no defence. Nobody - NOBODY - can ever take the footsteps I made on the surface of the Moon away from me."
Gene Cernan, Apollo 17
Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:41 PM
There was an interesting point raised by Straydog in another thread: that we have no direct evidence that people walked on the Moon save the astronauts who were there.
But they do claim to have been there. I present a list for Straydog's consideration:
PERSONS WHO HAVE CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN IN LUNAR ORBIT Frank Borman (Apollo 8) Jim Lovell (Apollo 8, Apollo 13) Bill Anders (Apollo 8) Tom Stafford (Apollo 10) John Young (Apollo 10, Apollo 16) Gene Cernan (Apollo 10, Apollo 17) Mike Collins (Apollo 11) Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11) Neil Armstrong (Apollo 11) Al Bean (Apollo 12) Dick Gordon (Apollo 12) Pete Conrad (Apollo 12) Fred Haise (Apollo 13) Jack Swigert (Apollo 13) Ed Mitchell (Apollo 14) Stu Roosa (Apollo 14) Al Shepard (Apollo 14) Dave Scott (Apollo 15) Jim Irwin (Apollo 15) Al Worden (Apollo 15) Ken Mattingly (Apollo 16) Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) Jack Schmitt (Apollo 17) Ron Evans (Apollo 17)
PERSONS WHO HAVE CLAIMED TO HAVE WALKED ON THE LUNAR SURFACE Neil Armstrong (Apollo 11) Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11) Pete Conrad (Apollo 12) Al Bean (Apollo 12) Al Shepard (Apollo 14) Ed Mitchell (Apollo 14) Dave Scott (Apollo 15) Jim Irwin (Apollo 15) John Young (Apollo 16) Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) Gene Cernan (Apollo 17) Jack Schmitt (Apollo 17)
So, Straydog, it is your position that these people are lying? A clear YES or NO, please.
This question could have been posed in anyone of the several on-going 'moon hoax' threads, there was no need to start another.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. ~ Carl Sagan
"...man has an irrepressible tendency to read meaning into the buzzing confusion of sights and sounds impinging on his senses; and where no agreed meaning can be found, he will provide it out of his own imagination." ~ Arthur Koestler