I see stupid people

Before you read todays entry go take a look at the video below

You need to watch it on YouTube due to copyright laws


Now I’m all for freedom of speech and people being entitled to an opinion, therefore the chap* that posted this video is free to express their views as they will, but the information presented in the video isn’t just wrong, I suspect that it may also be utter twaddle. In fact I am so convinced of how stupid this video is I felt I had to reply, you can read my response on the videos YouTube page but because youtube limits the length of each reply I had to make a few comments to get my point across. To make things easier, this was my reply:

The Moon is actually around the same age as Earth, the current Earth/Moon was the result of an impact between two, roughly Mars sized objects about 4.5 billion years ago. There are several rocky satellites orbiting the other planets in our Solar System, The only planets that do not have moons are Venus and Mercury, probably because someone stole them. The “smudged” towers are probably something as simple as damage to the imager or corrupt data. The “cities” that appear to have been erased are craters. The “banding that can be seen in the images at 2:14, 2:17, 2:26 & 2:30 are the result of the creation of photo mosaics of hundreds of images taken by artificial satellites such as the LRO, (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) Take a look at the LRO website, some of the images show the Apollo landing sites, Yes they were real! We see terrestrial rock formations that can appear to be plant like when the photo is taken from high orbit with low resolution capture devices. We thought that the moon had seas until we learned that those seas are actually Basalt flood plains caused by meteor impact at a time when the Moon was volcanically active, we know that Mars once had a molten core and had volcanoes, Olympus Mons is the remains of the largest volcano in the solar system, those “water filled lakes” are probably cooled lava. The network of tubes that feature in the video appear to be very similar to lava tubes found in Hawaii and many other areas where the is a high level of volcanic activity as for the fossil evidence, as an amateur paleontologist I have found a great many pieces of rock that I have mistaken for actual fossilized remains, only to be corrected by someone more knowledgeable than me. If I can make such a mistake with an object that is in my hand, the eye can be easier fooled by a photo. The “Inca city” appears to be nothing that a geological feature, despite what we’re told at school, straight lines and right angles do occur naturally and quite often. Apologies for the flood of postings on this but YouTube sets a word maximum on posts.

There’s quite a few comments on the page, a lot of them aren’t very polite, some of them are openly offensive not only to the video owner, but also to others that have commented on the video. There’s no need for that really, out of many of the statements made in the video the one that ruins any credibility the video creator had is near the end, NASA & JPL you suck! such a mature turn of phrase.


Posted on April 13, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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