I know a guy—tangentially—who promulgates this conspiracy theory that we never landed on the moon. That no one actually ever landed on the moon. Not Neil Armstrong, not Buzz Aldrin. No one.
His proof? We have not been back to the moon since and have very little hard evidence to prove we were ever there in the first place.
Now, I’m all for skepticism, but what would be the point of space exploration without traveling to our closest planet-like object? With all the recent hullabaloo about the anniversary of the Apollo moon landing in 1969, I believe it is warranted conversation to debate the likelihood that people actually did travel to the moon, landed there, walked around, staked an American flag in its surface, collect some moon rocks and head back to Earth. It would seem like an awful lot of trouble to cover this up.
Oh, by the way, this person pushing this theory also believes that the end of the world is coming in 2012 and that it is more expensive to live in Portland, Ore., than in California. It’s possible his conception of reality is a little off anyway. What do you think?