FStoppers has the story and the proof. "Mr. SG Collins makes a pretty compelling argument claiming that neither NASA nor Stanley Kubrick were actually technologically capable of producing a video that could stand up to modern scrutiny. Collin’s photographic argument should put a final nail in the conspiracists’ theory for good."

63 Responses to “Moon landing not faked”

  1. peoplelikefrank says:

    “should”

  2. duchessprozac says:

    “Collin’s photographic argument should put a final nail in the conspiracists’ theory for good.”
    Ha!

  3. edgore says:

    “won’t put a final nail in the conspiracists’ theory for good.”

    Fixed it!

  4. mrtut says:

    So you say they 

    a) must have actually put a man on the moon
    because 
    b) they were not capable of faking it?

    Finally, absolute sense-certainty is achieved – even in telemediation!

    Also, who is *them*? ; )

  5. The only way to kill this conspiracy theory is to stop giving it publicity.

  6. Dan Hibiki says:

    Alternative headline “why is FStoppers suddenly perpetuating the Moon Landing hoax? Buy my book to learn the truth!”

  7. agonist says:

    Facts and logic are innefective against conspiracy theories. Only ridicule and shame can help.

    • darrrrrrn says:

      The problem is then they pull out the “first they ignore you, then they laugh at you…” line. 

      The logic of which leads me to the conclusion that anything ignored, laughed at or fought against must have been true. Gina G, The Chuckle Brothers and Nazism: all eternal truths.

  8. Florian Bösch says:

    Breaking news….

  9. PuncheonRun says:

    Conspiracy theorism is a state that affects a certain portion of the human population because of the way the brain has evolved — to see patterns. You can no more spike a conspiracy theory than you can convince a paranoid schizophrenic that everyone likes him. Best consider it an altered state and concentrate in minimizing the damage.

  10. Sarge Misfit says:

    Of course there was no moon landing. Its not an actual moon. A real landing would have exposed that it is actually a camouflaged Death Star put there by our extraterrestrial overlords (which is the REAL reason the White House won’t build one). And its that same advanced alien technology that keeps “proving” that the photos and videos are “real”.

  11. sam1148 says:

    Try telling the moon landing was fake to Louis Armstrong, he’ll punch you. 

  12. Sorry, but idiots are like zombies. There aren’t enough nails. 

  13. Does this mean that Buzz Aldrin will stop punching out moon deniers?  If so, damn.

  14. mysterymoil says:

    I believe the important thing we can all draw from this is that thanks to the latest technology we can now properly fake a lunar landing.

  15. flickerKuu says:

    Very nice. As a film head this guy is right on the mark with his logical reasoning. Occam’s razor. We just went to the moon it was easier. 

  16. I mean, if the mirrors we placed there didn’t quell the conspiracy theories I’m not sure how this will…

    • robcat2075 says:

      You wouldn’t have to send a manned mission to put mirrors there.  Any soft rocket landing would do.

    • bardfinn says:

      The difficulty with that is, you need a rather powerful laser to bounce a signal off the retroreflectors; a pencil-width, well-collimated laser will have expanded to a mile diameter by the time it reaches the retroreflector, with attendant attenuation, and similar attenuation by the time it comes back — thus, you also need a powerful telescope to pick up the returning signal, and unless the conspiratorial enthusiasts build the equipment themselves, they can always say it’s been backdoored.

    • ocker3 says:

      I imagine the people with the skills necessary to either build or assemble such a rig (so they know it isn’t a hoax itself) aren’t the types to believe in faked moon landings

    • bardfinn says:

      And, they could claim that the lander was unmanned.

  17. robcat2075 says:

     Neil Armstrong didn’t want to talk about the Moon landing,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFwJgXwFE-E

  18. plyx says:

    I wonder if the moron who came up with the theory that Kubrick planted “evidence” of his part in the “hoax” all throughout the Shining ever considered that he was just trolling the conspiracy theorists? The first theory was in 1974 in the book ‘We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle’ while the film released in 1980. Derp.

  19. Petzl says:

    I thought the Mythbusters “Moon Hoax” episode was pretty comprehensive, covering all the various supposed discrepancies.

  20. bzishi says:

    How do we know that the US government didn’t just use the reverse engineered technology they recovered from the Roswell site to make the videos? The real conspiracy isn’t that NASA faked a Moon landing. It is that the US government hid the first actual one performed in the 1940s where they used alien technology.

  21. GregS says:

    “Collin’s photographic argument should put a final nail in the conspiracists’ theory for good.”

    And yet it won’t. No amount of rational refutation will convince the conspiracists because for most of them their belief in the conspiracy isn’t based on reason. They believe it because they want to believe it, and any evidence to the contrary is just dismissed or explained away. Once someone elevates his feelings above his rationality, once he goes by his feelings and he turns his mind into a tool for rationalizing those feelings, rational persuasion becomes almost impossible.

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