Non-argument for the moon landing Neil deGrasse Tyson
You don’t need to be a scientist to have common sense
More smoke and mirrors from “scientist” Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson drops two total BS bombs in the first minute of this video. I’m surprised that Rogan who is usually a pretty intelligent guy fell for then. Maybe he thinks Tyson is a real scientist.
Here they are:
1) “Look at all the fuel they were loaded up with. It was enough to get to the moon” and 2) “It would have been harder to fake the landing than actually go to the moon.”
#1 – It was a multistage rocket. On a Saturn V, the first stage drops off after 2 minutes and 42 seconds. The second stage drops off after 9 minutes and 9 seconds so most of the “incredible” amount of fuel the ship was loaded with was gone in the first ten minutes. Something an “astrophysicist” should know. Even more important, who cares how much fuel was on the rocket? Any excess could have easily been dropped while they circled in earth orbit.
#2 – Tyson says it would be harder to take some staged photos and film and fool the news media (and the people who believe it) than ito put three men in a spacecraft on a 500,000+ mile round trip through the Van Allen radiation belt, onto and off the moon and back again. Really? That’s total and complete nonsense.
I don’t know what happened, but if these are Tyson’s arguments, he’s got nothing – which is usually the case with him.