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Re: can anybody intelligently answer
Posted by: Zainy
Date: 17/02/2012 19:16
Hippo - as I stated, I dont have a strong opinion on the matter as I dont care enough. All I was saying is that for almost any arguement a certain measure of faith has to be given to each stance because there are painfully few certainties in life.

To use an extreme example
Is it a fact that Usain Bolt ran the hundred metres in 9.58 seconds?
We saw it thus it is true right? But again you place faith in the fact that the equipment used to time the event was working 100% correctly, was calibrated correctly and its fundamental design was accurate.

With regards to the moon landing, both sides of the arguement are placing faith with which 'facts' they believe in.

There is no need to label someone who doesnt share you perception on something in a derogatory manner.
Rational people believe strange things to both you and I.
Its a rational thought to believe the sun is extinguished before nightfall and reignited in the morning, because you can see the sun disappear at dusk and rise in the morning. Now this contradicts what is now common knowledge but if the person doesnt have that knowledge or doesnt believe the source of that knoweldge his assumption is still extremely rational.

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