Michio Kaku Schools a Moon Landing-Conspiracy Believer on His Science Fantastic Podcast

For every major world event, there’s a conspiracy theory to go along with it. Skeptics, kooks and cranks didn’t wait for the dust to settle before they started speculating on the real dark forces behind the 9/11 attacks. And the same happened decades earlier when Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. No sooner had Armstrong said “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” than conspiracy theorists started claiming that the moon landing was really an elaborate production staged by Stanley Kubrick and other Hollywood filmmakers. That strange line of thinking was explored in William Karel’s 2002 mockumentary, Dark Side of the Moon. But despite the derision, the moon conspiracies go on today. Take this exchange for example. It comes from a May 2011 episode of the Science Fantastic podcast hosted by well-known physicist Michio Kaku. Amusingly, the clip walks you through the main claims of the moon landing conspiracy theory and the reasonable rejoinders to them. You can catch all 59 episodes of Kaku’s Science Fantastic podcast here: iTunes – Web – Feed

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  • dar says:

    yeah, them thar kooks ‘n cranks:
    ‘Join 23-year architect Richard Gage, AIA, in this feature length documentary with cutting-edge 9/11 evidence from more than 50 top experts in their fields — high-rise architects, structural engineers, physicists, chemical engineers, firefighters, metallurgists, explosives experts, controlled demolition technicians, and more.’

  • Neil Baker says:

    I am the caller in this podcast and it bewilders me how so many ignore that Kaku completely evaded the issue that I was presenting. In their over fifty years of alleged use, no spacesuit or its never-seen ice sublimator cooling system has ever been publicly demonstrated in a radiatively-heated walk-in high vacuum chamber duplicating the pressure and temperature conditions of orbit or the moon. Absurdly, no spacesuit ice sublimator has ever been mentioned in any academic-level heat transfer or thermodynamics book despite representing one of the most marvelous heat transfer devices ever conceived or concocted.
    Our space program shouldn’t be a faith based thing.
    NASA should be accountable.
    Dare to demand a public spacesuit demo.
    We can PROVE or disprove the hoax.

  • Andrew Johnson says:

    To determine whether it was hoaxed or not and/or to what extent, you have to examine all the evidence. One of the key areas which people like Kaku rarely discuss is *what the astronauts themselves have said* Go and listen to them. Watch Bart Sibrell’s films “Astronauts Gone Wild” and “A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Moon”. Or, you could look at more of the evidence in a presentation I put together http://www.checktheevidence.co.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=324&Itemid=63

  • Laura says:

    @ Neil Baker…NASA doesn’t have to release anything that’s classified, which space suits are probably one of them. Also, I’m embarrassed to say I’m from the same city as you.

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