Welcome back, Simpletons!
We’ve got an absolute classic of an episode for you this week with the first Special Edition of the show!
What with it being the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings, we (Conrad) thought it would be a great idea to do a special episode on what Conye refers to as “the greatest conspiracy of the 20th century”.
...Wait a minute, that wasn’t in the show notes.
How did he get this past us?
Well, bare with us Simpletons, this one is going to have twists and turns no doubt!
Occams Sharpened Razor
To be honest, we could go on forever about this, so we’re not even going to even try and collate ALL of the information. Trying to explain the full detail of scale of the Moon landings, and then trying to prove/disprove their existence would probably take years.
So, to help make the argument easier, we’re going to apply a little bit of Occam’s Razor to the mix.
For those that aren’t familiar with this idea, the concept of Occam’s Razor was devised by the English Friar/Monk and Scholar William of Occam. Occam’s razor states specifically, the following:
If there are multiple explanations, or two principal competing hypotheses, for an event or phenomena than the explanation that requires the least number of assumptions should be taken as to be the truth.
In other words, the simplest explanation is often the right one.
So. Let's figure out what makes the most sense.
Which of these two explanations requires the least amount of assumptions:
- The U.S Government sent men to the moon in an extensively researched, global campaign costing billions of US Dollars in an attempt to establish technological superiority over the rival superpower of the Soviet Union (USSR).
- This explanation works off the assumption that every one of the people that worked either directly, or tangentially, on the project, have in fact been telling the truth about what they were working on in the past 50 years.
- The U.S Government spent billions of dollars creating a fake version of events depicting the moon landings using Hollywood technology in an attempt to fool the Soviet Union (USSR) into believing that the U.S was technologically superior.
- This, of course, assumes that every one of the 400,000 people that were involved in the Lunar missions over the course of the 3 years that they were conducted, were actually lying the whole time about what they were doing.
- This also assumes that every space organization not affiliated with NASA, such as the observatories in Spain and Australia, were similarly lying. Not to mention the space agencies of China (CNSA), Japan (JAXA), India (ISRO) and Russia, which have all confirmed the existence of the Lunar landing sites as well as confirming the surrounding terrain.
- This also assumes that all experts in the field of research for space exploration have refused to come forward, or outright lied, regarding the impossibility of the mission to be successful.
This is just the very tip of the iceberg, to be honest. There’s so much more that more qualified people have exhaustively explained over the decades. Regardless, even with this absolute baseline explanation of events, we can see a clear trend that doesn’t favor the conspiracy at all.
So, with that, we’ve probably started a fire that will almost certainly never actually be able to be put out. But that’s ok. We’re ok with this. Everything is fine.
We’ll see you next week where we’ll be back to talking about more traditional topics! We hope you enjoy this episode and leave us a comment telling us what you believe and if this episode made you think differently about the Moon landings or conspiracies in general!
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