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Was The Moon Landing A Hoax?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/5/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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caelin11

Con

The moon landing was not a hoax as satellites show the flag on the moon, and at the time that the ship landed, they didn't have the technical ability to photoshop videos of the landings.
mostlogical

Pro

Those objects on the moon could have been put there much later than 1969. How could the astronauts have got past the Van Allen Belts using 1960's technology? Stay on the moon for 72 hours without being affected by the radiation? And wouldn't they have remembered the stars if they went?
Debate Round No. 1
caelin11

Con

They may not have remembered the stars as they may've observed and investigated the actual mooon instead of the stars. Plus, by 1969, they had developed stronger and better spacecrafts. They had improved them after incidents in the past with other spacecrafts, showing we had a start of better technology around this time period.
mostlogical

Pro

During the Apollo 11 press conference astronauts did not remember seeing the stars, watch from 47.07 mins into video https://www.youtube.com...

I find it hard to believe they could be too interested in the rocks on the surface, and having fun. If they looked up or ahead they'd see a beautiful sight. It should be impossible to forget.

The moon has no atmosphere and a very weak magnetic field, so solar cells, integrated circuits, and sensors can be damaged by radiation. Even though they had some shielding, I don't believe it would have been enough to prevent the affects of radiation, which explains why we haven't colonised the moon yet.
Debate Round No. 2
caelin11

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caelin11 forfeited this round.
mostlogical

Pro

I feel like I have won this debate but I will also add that the Apollo astronauts would not swear on the bible, and they think non-believers are nuts, however someone is not crazy if they are told there is no wind on the moon and they see the flag wave, that is have limited knowledge of physics. Thus those astronauts weren't intelligent enough to be astronauts!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mostlogical 2 years ago
mostlogical
NASA did have a lot of experts working for them, so it would be unlikely for the footage to be inaccurate.
Myth Busters proved the flag waved when touched in a vacuum but this doesn't prove the flag was on the moon and not inside a vacuum filled room in Area 51.

If Buzz Aldrin punched a reporter (not a scientist) despite the footage appearing fake then that shows the astronauts lack of intelligence. A normal response would be to say 'yes', why did he assume the reporter didn't believe he went up there? Probably because Buzz knows he didn't! These astronauts should have been excited about telling everyone what it was like on the moon, but they weren't, they didn't even want an interview when they came back.
Posted by Lumberjay85 2 years ago
Lumberjay85
Neither of your arguments were that great. There websites dedicated to testing the "evidence" that the landing was fake, and if tested correctly, they all yield the results. "It was NOT faked." My favorite piece of evidence that it is real came from Buzz Aldrin. A radio reporter once asked him if the landing was a hoax, and he responded by punching the guy in the face.
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