I know all the Kubrick stuff and whatnot, but I
1. like much of this guy’s argument. It seems quite reasonable,
2. he makes tertiary remarks about distrust in other things (which is prudent advice) and,
3. apart from the issue, I personally want to have faith in our achievements in space.
Space travel is important to humanity, and I’d rather have people be positive about space travel and our accomplishments in that area, than to hold on to resentment in this sense.
And to the argument that people are being hurt by the lie, or such and such, then I offer a fair solution:
Those who believe the moon landing to be fake ought to come together with those who believe the event to be legitimate, and push for manned missions on mars, the moon again, and beyond.
If we found it impossible, the conspiracy view would be correct… and we’d all be completely fucked. Not because we were lied to, because lies are still the norm. Rather, we would be fucked because this would prove our limitation to this planet. That our oasis would one day dry up, and that is the end.
A terrible thought.
And if it came to be that we could step onto mars, mine asteroids, setup a space elevator, return to the moon, and in effect leave and preserve the Earth as a healthy child is birthed and lives with its mother, we could then live among the stars and enjoy many the many wonders of creation for as long as our combined strength permits.
Our future is as bright as we want.
Let’s want it.