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Did man really walk on the Moon ???

yes, literally tons. the hardware for the missions weighed many thousands of pounds.

the leftover Saturn V rockets and the units of the LEM, command module (and the ones that splashed down, which we still have), space suits, etc., etc., all of which are evidence that we had the technology to land on the Moon.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 10, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

NASA overcame a great deal of technical obstacles to go to the moon. i do not need faith at all to be assured that NASA sent men to the moon – i can look up how they did it, even go to see the Saturn V on display, and see that they had the technology to do so.

i say creating micro-meteorites in the lab is not possible. you say it is, and that it is easy. i say… how? show me how they did it. show me where they produced these fake moon rocks. show me where we have the facilities to do so. show me the people who have made them.

i do not require faith. my assurance is based on their ability to do so with the technology they had.

however… YOU do not have any such assurance. you make things up off the top of your head and say “it’s proof!” when it is just your idle speculation. YOU take this on faith. you blindly believe we did NOT go to the moon when all the evidence points otherwise.

by the way. the Apollo astronauts took several hundreds of pounds of moon rocks back with them. the Soviet probe that collected a lunar sample and returned it back to Earth only collected a few ounces. it would have taken thousands of such unmanned missions to return the amount of material that the Apollo astronauts collected. the sample returned by the Soviet probe matches the samples of the Apollo astronauts. that’s evidence that the material did indeed come from the Moon.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 10, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

prove me wrong. how do you fake a moon rock?

how is it insane? show me how this is wrong.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 10, 2013 @ 6:26 am

FALSE. a moon rock is impossible to fake. even today, we simply do not have the technology to fake a moon rock. the surfaces of the moon rocks are embedded with thousands of micro-meteorites, particles from the solar wind. they are chemically distinct from Earth rocks, have been found to contain minerals which simply do not exist here on Earth, and some are older than the oldest rocks we have found here on the Earth. all of this is impossible to re-create in a lab.

smashing open a lunar meteorite would not result in a surface that presents evidence of such space weathering as micro-meteorites. there exists no facility that could produce them.

a geologist would know a fake within a few hours of studying a false moon rock.

samples from the surface of the Moon is the strongest evidence that we went to the moon, because it’s impossible to fake. you think it’s weak evidence? if so, then it is clear you know nothing about geology or chemistry, and you should remove yourself from this conversation.

if you still think it is simple to fake, prove it. show me where we have the facilities to create thousands of micro-meteorites and billions of years of exposure to the solar wind.

the moon rocks are not the only evidence. but they are tangible pieces of the Moon that can be studied in labs here on Earth. samples have been distributed around the world for geologists to study… you really think that if they were fake, of the thousands of scientists who have studied them, none would notice?

… did you know that the albedo (color) of the moon is the color of dark asphalt? it is a very dark grey, and only reflects about 7-12% of the light that hits it. it shines brightly because of its size, not because it is composed of light-colored rocks.

… don’t be stupid, of course the astronauts brought back lunar sand / dust. many, many bags full of it, as it was very easy to sample with a small shovel. there’s plenty of video of them collecting samples just like that.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 10, 2013 @ 5:57 am

FALSE. the rocks that we have as meteorites are very different chemically. they have been scorched by the heat of passing through the atmosphere. the rocks we have from the moon have none of those changes, and show evidence of billions of years of space weather, such as particles from the sun, micro-meteorite impacts, and (most importantly) utterly no effects of water or atmospheric weathering.

Moon rocks are very different from Earth rocks. any competent geologist would recognize the differences right away.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 9, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

yes, it is tragic that we spend money on wars, rather than space exploration. but that is what Congress wants to do, rather than explore space. that is where they are willing to spend money. i agree with you that a lunar base would be a great thing to have! (though it would have almost no military applications)

the name calling comes about because it is stupid to be so blind as to ignore history and deny that we did something so amazing, for which there is literally tons of evidence.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 9, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

the Apollo space program cost the USA approximately $25 billion dollars in 1973 dollars. that’s roughly equivalent to $150 billion dollars in today’s money.

that’s for a manned space flight program.

a VERY SMALL lunar orbiter, such as the Chandrayaan-1, would naturally require a smaller rocket, and is therefore less costly.

and you’re wrong about not having to research… modern materials and technology is far superior to what we had in the 60s. an exact duplicate would be foolish, because our electronics, materials, etc. are better today. so a complete re-design would be necessary, to develop a more efficient and (hopefully) cheaper rocket.

we have the technology. but getting the money to do it is problematic, because no one wants to do it.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 9, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

FALSE. Congress did NOT appropriate enough funding for Project Constellation, and this is why it failed. this is a matter of public record, not subject to your speculative opinion. the project never got the funding it needed to get it off the ground. it was a funding problem, not a technology problem. not having a Saturn V rocket is an engineering challenge, but it requires funding for the engineers to actually build something. Congress did not give NASA the funding level requested by George Bush.

on a side note, the new SLS rocket is being designed to get NASA astronauts to the Moon or Mars. it DOES have the necessary funding to bring it to completion. it’s a matter of money.

again, FALSE. we certainly do have the engineering proficiency to design a rocket that can get people to the Moon. the problem is, and always has been, the political willpower to provide the funding to do so. there are no technical obstacles to designing a rocket to the Moon.

saying that the proof we never went to the moon is because space travel should now be commonplace is your speculative OPINION, it is certainly not a fact.

YES! you’re right! we did have interplanetary travel capability! and it was AMAZING! sadly, however, the folks in power (congress) decided to cut funding for continuing manned deep space travel in favor of the Space Shuttle. I would speculate, as you do, that, in my opinion, had we continued the high level of funding for manned deep space travel, it would be, while not commonplace, certainly not unheard of. we might very well have had a manned mission to Mars in the 1980s, which was the tentative post-Apollo plan NASA had. but! they did not get the money to do so.

however, it is my opinion, that, with a high level of funding, we could easily design a rocket to the Moon within 10 years. we do have the technical expertise to do so. the only thing we lack right now, is the money to do it.

let me put something in perspective for you. you don’t seem to understand something fundamental here.

the Apollo space program cost the USA approximately $25 billion dollars in 1973 dollars. that’s roughly equivalent to $150 billion dollars in today’s money.

no individual has that kind of cash laying around. it’s not something that your average person can just pick up and do (like going to Mt. Everest). you seem to think it is. this is wrong-thinking. most entire NATIONS do not want to spend that kind of money, either.

it’s not insanity. it’s a simple political FACT that after the USA was successful with Project Apollo, no other nation wanted to spend dozens of billions of dollars to send people to the Moon.

BUT it is also a FACT that the technology exists to do so, and YES! as you say, it could be fairly rapidly developed, easily within 10 years, if people wanted to spend the money to do it.

we do have the technology! if you want to spend the money 🙂

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 7, 2013 @ 5:27 am

just so you guys know – saying “the proof that no one has gone to the moon is that no one has gone to the moon since” is absurd. it is proof of nothing, it is not evidence of anything, it is your own speculation.

that no one has returned to the moon shows but one thing: that no one else has been willing to undertake the expensive and difficult challenge that is going to the moon.

we definitly DO have the technology. we certainly can build a better moon lander, if the funding to do so was available.

but it is not.

could we go back to the moon again in less than 10 years? certainly! but we must be willing to devote the time, energy, and most importantly, the money to do so.

» Posted By Hug Doug On June 6, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

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  1. Govind says:

    Hare krishna Prabhuji.,Dandvat Pranaam
    May i know about the author of the book”Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita As It Is” named mukund das prabhu.Had he any personal association with Srila Prabhupada.

    • This book is a compilation of direct quotes from Srila Prabhupada speaking about his own life. The author is Srila Prabhuapda, all Mukunda did was compile the quotes and he did a good job of it. He wrote a bit of rubbish on the last 2 pages but apart from that he did not write a single word in the book. It is a collection of Prabhupada quotes and the author of this book is Srila Prabhuapda.

  2. Vamshi says:

    Prabhu Madhudvisa Dasa.Is Jagannath Krishna himself or is just an expansion of Krishna like Vishnu,Rama etc.In Iskcon lectures I heard that Jagannath is Krishna himself,they have proved this by saying a story from Skanda purana.Is this true or Iskcon lectures are just bogus?I found no video Prabhupad talking aboyt Lord Jagannath.Oh Prabhu kindly answer my doubts.Hare Krishna

    • Yes. Lord Jagannatah is Krishna Himself. It is Jagannatha [Krishna] Balarama and Krishna’s sister Subhadra.

      So Jagannatha is deity form of Krishna. He is representation of Krishna with His brother Balarama and sister Subhadra,

      It is deity manifestation of Krishna, Balarama and Lady Subhadra,

  3. tanu says:

    Jai Govind

    I request you clear my doubts.I understand the complexities of life processes,cellular mechanisms and other natural phenomenon cannot be explained solely by reasoning and scientific theories as somewhere or other our knowledge is limited.I am a science student nd nature lover.After reading the article posted by you regarding the concept of the origin of life,a question arisen in my mind that krishna is all powerful,then, why he designed this universe in this complicated way?,why life originated? why he made all that dna etc matter space?what is his true nature? why are we given these bodies these reasoning abilities?why krishna waited for billions of years and made us take birth here?why prakrati and purush got seperated? who were those dinosaurs etc for souls are eternal were those dinosaurs primitive and other organisms we only? are there any planet lest earth having life?why will happen atlast for we are ultimately destined to reach our eternal govind? why doesn’t he appears now and clear all these doubts for one thing is sure that if even he messages in some ways we will submit to him?why krishna is so naughty why has he made everything complicated?I know these are childlish questions but still worthy to be answered…..

    I am a krishana devotee.I feel as if there is pure love for him deep in my heart.But at the same time I do believe in science.Sometimes i find myself stuck in between science emotions belief and devotion.I want to understand my Govind,I want to understand myself.

    I request my friends to please give answer to these questions.I hope i will get atleast answers of a few questions as i found this site quite appealing.

    Radhe krishna

    • Hare Krishna Jai Govind

      To clear your doubts you have to become Krishna conscious. Because unless you become Krishna conscious you will not be able to understand what Krishna consciousness is and you will remain continually bewildered.

      All these questions are irrelevant. You seem to accept that Govinda exists, that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Now you have to just surrender to the idea that you are His servant. And then you need to find out practically how you can engage in the service of Krishna. And to find out how to do this you need to read Srila Prabhupada’s books. And in the process of becoming Krishna conscious all your other questions will automatically be answered.

      The scientists can not understand anything. They only have very fragmental information about everything they study. The information we can gather through our material senses is very limited. There are so many things we can not perceive through our material senses. So they can not understand what they can not perceive.

      So instead of just speculating all these questions and being bewildered like this it is better to just admit that in our conditioned state with our very limited mind and our material senses we can not hope to understand Krishna or even this material world which is created ultimately by Krishna.

      The way to understand these things is to become Krishna conscious. We can not understand without becoming Krishna conscious.

      So you have to learn how to become Krishna conscious… That is the answer to all your questions. And Krishna consciousness is a science and that science is very elaborately presented in the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

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