NaNoBlogMo, Day 22 – If you believe they put a man on the moon

Last night, I shared an article to Facebook about a man who’s planning to launch himself in a homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat. Among the highlights:

  • A group of astronauts engaged in a conspiracy to fabricate the shape of the Earth
  • For the purposes of this story, the atmosphere is referred to the “atmosflat.”
  • NASA is being controlled by the Freemasons
  • The man admits he doesn’t know much about rocket science**
  • His previous attempt to launch a rocket put him in a walker for two weeks
  • The famous astronauts we know were merely paid actors in front of a CGI globe.

**And yet he’s plodding ahead. You have to admire his initiative.

For me, one of the most interesting tidbits was the arguably the most popular among conspiracy theorists: that we faked the moon landing.

“John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons. Once you understand that, you understand the roots of the deception.” – Mike Hughes to The Washington Post, 11/21/17

This assertion has been thoroughly and repeatedly debunked for decades now. Until recently, I’ve had friends who still remain convinced that the entire project was fabricated. These are intelligent, thoughtful people, but they have an absolute, unshakable belief that humankind has never been to space.

Hughes’s story reminds me of the folks who engage in Twitter fights with Neil deGrasse Tyson–who’s a genius as long as he’s talking about astronomy and nothing else–or the 9/11 truthers. Every bit of evidence isn’t a sign you were wrong, but further proof that the conspiracy is widespread and more dangerous.


What a way to think about science, eh?


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