Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Man doubts moon landing

The NY Times reports:
Mr. Sibrel, who sells his films online, has hounded Apollo astronauts with a Bible, insisting that they swear on camera they had walked on the Moon. ...

In an interview, Mr. Sibrel said that his efforts to prove that men never walked on the Moon has cost him dearly. “I have suffered only persecution and financial loss,” he said. “I’ve lost visitation with my son. I’ve been expelled from churches. All because I believe the Moon landings are fraudulent.”
He is wrong, of course, but why is some family court taking a stand on the facts of the moon landing?

Is there some law somewhere that says that boy cannot see his dad if the dad subscribes to some discredited conspiracy theory?

I live in a goofy New Age California beach town, and I estimate that about 9 out of 10 women here believe in some wacky and false idea that is as silly as the moon landing being a hoax. About 7 out of 10 men also have such beliefs.

If the family courts inquired into such beliefs, then they would have to put most of the kids into foster care. Except that the judges probably have their own wacky beliefs, and may not be able to recognize a wacky belief when they see one.

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