June 3rd, 2004

A Limited Universe

It seems like the moon landings did take place after all. The wonky shadows and the rippling flag can all be explained away. And the clincher is this: that scientists are still bouncing lasers off the reflectors that the astronauts left behind.

It's not that I wanted the Apollo programme to be a fake; It's just that I do so enjoy a good conspiracy theory. And this is one of the best. If only both scenarios could be true- the moon landings happened, but also they were faked. Why does the universe we inhabit have to be so either/or?