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    Presenting the truth as if it were a conspiracy theory

    Someone took up the challenge of presenting the truth in the same way that conspiracy theories do. One is about claiming that man landed on the moon - Kubrick's filming of the moon landing scenes in 2001 were intended as a cover up for top-secret "Project Apollo"
    https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/03/0...racy-theories/

    Also, the earth might be spherical...

    (The others might be considered too political for discussion on this site... Although, the Queen being human?)

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    This sounds a lot like the joke about Kubrick having to film the fake Moon landing on Venus so no one on Earth would know about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    This sounds a lot like the joke about Kubrick having to film the fake Moon landing on Venus so no one on Earth would know about it.
    The joke version I was thinking about was that Kubrick did stage the landings and film them, but he was such a stickler for details that they were actually filmed on location (ie the Moon).
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    The spherical Earth one does a good job of channeling the Time Cube site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Someone took up the challenge of presenting the truth in the same way that conspiracy theories do. One is about claiming that man landed on the moon - Kubrick's filming of the moon landing scenes in 2001 were intended as a cover up for top-secret "Project Apollo"
    https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/03/0...racy-theories/

    Also, the earth might be spherical...

    (The others might be considered too political for discussion on this site... Although, the Queen being human?)
    That is one of the funnier things I've seen in a while. Thanks Strange, that made my day.

    I think I feel a F-n-G thread coming....
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    They can't even travel outside the atmosphere. Never mind the moon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AubI...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockethunter View Post
    They can't even travel outside the atmosphere. Never mind the moon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AubI...ature=youtu.be
    Try the following - wait an hour after sunset on a cloud-free night. Go outside. Look up. Wait & watch.

    Won't take you long to see for yourself how absurd that comment is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel View Post
    Try the following - wait an hour after sunset on a cloud-free night. Go outside. Look up. Wait & watch.

    Won't take you long to see for yourself how absurd that comment is.
    I suppose that you could argue that satellites were launched with enough velocity while in the atmosphere to be able to escape and get into orbit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockethunter View Post
    They can't even travel outside the atmosphere. Never mind the moon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AubI...ature=youtu.be
    Please put your serious responses to rockethunter in the CT thread he started and leave this one for "prospiracies".
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    That YouTube video gives a perfect example of why a rocket DOES work in a vacuum on the first slide: throwing away a basketball while on roller skates pushes you back. Newton's 3rd law is about the impulse of the mass you expell, not any pushing of that mass against an atmosphere. After all, if pushing against the atmosphere was the only effect, you'd still roll backwards on your roller skates if you pushed the basketball away from yourself really slowly, right?

    The rest of that video is quite painful to watch. Rubbish experiments and arguments based on serious misunderstanding of physical concepts.
    Last edited by Nicolas; 2019-Mar-12 at 11:24 AM.

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