Capricorn One & Faux Moon Rock

Capricorn One Astronaut

“…A treasured piece at the Dutch national museum – a supposed moon rock from the first manned lunar landing – is nothing more than petrified wood, curators say. It was given to former Prime Minister Willem Drees during a goodwill tour by the three Apollo-11 astronauts shortly after their moon mission in 1969. When Mr Drees died, the rock went on display at the Amsterdam museum….”

More here at BBC News

Wow, this is such ravingly Merc Retro serendipity. I was just the other night discussing the 1978 movie Capricorn One with the Scorpio Sex Academic. I was a child when i saw  it and somehow i totally got the idea it was a documentary. Scorpio Sex Academic said she always assumed it was just p.r. Even now, the concept of Artemis & the astrological Moon Signs et al seem way more real to me than that we landed on it. What’s weird is that my teenage son and his friends (the Pluto in Scorpio generation) think it was bogus – their logic being that if someone had landed on the Moon  in the 1960s, there would be McDonalds on it by now.

As for the faux Moon Rock given to the Dutch, what’s that about????  And which Sun Sign is most/least likely to believe in the Moon Landing. I’m thinking it’s strongly Scorp to diss it. Note also: The signature of a super-bonkers Mercury Retrograde is forgotten info, strange facts surfacing about something one takes for granted and weird little twists…strange news days indeed.

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Double Happiness
Double Happiness

That trailer is GOLD

pegasus
pegasus

Yeah, if you can’t convince them, confuse them…wink:)

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Oh and the moon rock that turned out to be petrified wood, had to be the old switcheroo, except whodunnit?

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

The BBC does a beautiful job of dismantling whackjob conspiracy theories, including a brilliant doco on 9/11 and one shown on Four Corners the other night about the London bombings. For the London one, they followed a bunch of theorists’ responses to an internet conspiracy video that postulated MI5 orchestrated the bombings and framed the bombers in order to gain sympathy for the war on terror. Anyway after the BBC dug up the facts of the case, including collaborated scientific evidence, and revealed one of the major conspiracy muckrakers to be an official holocaust denier, they also located the anonymous… Read more »

davidl
davidl

The wood thing is easy, he just picked up a bit of the cross that Jesus was crucified on instead of the moon rocks, they were both in his top draw when he was rushing to catch the flight.

A few weeks ago there was a great mockumentary re the above subject, can’t remember what it was called. basically it showed how ridiculous the conspiracy theory is by of course supporting it.

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Oh, I also think Aquarians would be great conspiracy theorists. That natural disinclination to just accept what they’re being told.

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

See. I want to respond to these points you raise but I’m not going to. A simple google search will also explain the points you raise. Of course the people refuting the conspiracy claims are all in on it too, or sympathetic to the cause, or building their arguments from the lies fed to them by NASA.

And there hasn’t been just one manned moon landing; there were five. Twelve astronauts have walked on the moon. You know – APPARENTLY.

whatever
whatever

LOL that’s the thing – your last sentence – it applies to all of us – and is the reason I don’t usually embark on the whole moon yay or nay thing – god it’s the moon landing – who really gives a shit? I don’t care enough about it to exert energy debating and for whatever reason you won’t go there either. Even though I don’t agree with you based on information I have read and surmised which may or may not be flawed I 100% respect the fact you have a right to believe what you believe –… Read more »

whatever
whatever

Ahhhh that old chestnut – normally I avoid this topic because believers WANT to believe and I think what right does anyone else have to mess with their idealistic man triumphs over the universe beliefs? It must feel so empowering to believe. I’m almost envious. But for the purposes of this do I think man went there? NO Why? So many reasons – the computer paraphanalia necessary for that journey and subsequent images communications etc at that point in our technological history would have been far bigger that the machine the space guys rode there (supposedly) in; it would also… Read more »

whatever
whatever

In the beginning I simply didn’t care enough about this to have an opinion either way – was always surrounded by those who believe in the wackiest stuff – tesla guys building anti gravity machines etc. they were physics professors and the like but on the fringes of academia and it drained me to have yet another “fascinating” topic bandied about about on which peeps could harp relentlessly but then I met an avionics engineer of the most rational down to earth variety who put it to me in less enthusiastic and more grounded terms and now I still don’t… Read more »

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Conspiracy theorists are equally endearing and maddening. Enedeaing because you have to love the loopiness and maddening because they zero in on the tiniest bits of supposed evidence as proof – PROOF! -while ignoring the vast swathes of counter-evidence, and the rebuttals of their PROOF! Check out this link:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/conspiracy_theorist_convinces_neil?utm_source=a-section

Of course, no matter what you want to believe – and that includes astrology – you’ll find your reasons to support your belief.

whatever
whatever

YES your last sentence – applies to everything ever in the universe hazelblackberry – wise you are.

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Thanks, whatevs, but I’m just an opinionated ignoramus!

Nosce Te Ipsum
Nosce Te Ipsum

Interesting. On his visit to Australia in late 69/early 1970, Spiro Agnew gave PM John Gorton a moon rock as a parting gift. Have always wondered what happened to it … Gorton had a very low opinion of Agnew so maybe he tossed it as Spiro flew back to Washington.

plutonicfemme
plutonicfemme

OMG, it might be scorp thing not to believe in the moon landing. The minute i read a detailed discussion of it in context of US imperialism and distraction from Vietnam, including physics oriented explaiantions (vis teh fluttering flag ala no atmosphere, concave/convex astronaut helmets etc) in a Big Issue yonks ago, it made total sense to me. HOWEVER, i have mate with same b’day as me (mid scorp) and we have stand up arguments about it. He thinks i am fruit loop for disbelieving. Prob a scorp thing to be dogmatic and refuse to back down, more’s the point… Read more »

spirit
spirit

Yep….I`m a Scorpio and I don`t believe it…..read somewhere that the supposed ” Moon Rocks ” were really meteorite fragments that were dug up in Antarctica or something and passed off as evidence of the bogus Moon landing.

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