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  1. Apologies for such an excessive delay. I have created an Archaeology sub-forum under Curriculum Subjects > Social Sciences > Archaeology. If you like, I'll see about moving these posts to a Time Team thread.
  2. We lost another of the moonwalkers today: Apollo 12 LMP Alan Bean, fourth man to walk on the Moon. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/26/astronaut-alan-bean-fourth-person-walk-on-moon-dies
  3. Yeah, a VM. There are a number of free apps that will do it for you. I set one up for a mate as he had vital software that would only run under XP.
  4. XP? Man, you have to update to at least Win 7.....
  5. As someone who does not follow the JFK debate nor have any great understanding of it, can I ask: Was there anything in these new documents that people considered significant, important, etc?
  6. I'd like to see more manned exploration but I'm afraid there simply isn't the will for the the governments (stand fast China) to do it. Perhaps in some ways that is good: people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are trying to make money out of it and to be honest, I wish them well. As long as we actually do it, and start colonising new worlds and establish an enduring presence OFF this world. We have been lucky not to have had something disastrous kill us all so far.
  7. The various people involved can be interesting. Some people genuinely believe that it is all faked and their distrust of anything that contradicts that - especially "official" documents - will not allow them to change their opinion. There are those who genuinely believe the 'hoax' theory but they are slightly different: their own ego, sometime hubris, will not allow them to be 'wrong'. Next are the ones who are the bane to us all: the ones who saw something then can't be bothered to fact check: I saw it on the internet so it must be true. Of course, there are those who 'believe' just to be contrary, to be stirrers. Generally trolls. Lastly are the people we all hope to meet: those who have found things convincing and formed an opinion but are open to change. Often they will take up the challenge just to prove you wrong then discover that the science really does back up the reality, that upon close examination of the hoax claims the inconsistencies do become apparent, etc. Over time I have learnt one thing: try to be respectful and patient. I'm not always successful but with time I've learnt that direct confrontation often just causes people to 'raise shields' and achieves nothing.
  8. I don't see any reason that couldn't be done. Let me get approval to do that and I'll advise here when done.
  9. Just a reminder that 48 years ago, Apollo 11 was on its way to the Moon.
  10. There was an interesting comment made by James R. Clapper, former US Director of Intelligence, during an address at the National Press Club of Australia. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/07/james-clapper-says-watergate-pales-in-comparison-with-trump-and-russia-scandal
  11. Well, I guess it didn't happen. I can see such an announcement but it won't as a lot of people would think. It will be one of the most important discoveries in human history, but it will be that microbial life or similar has been discovered. It won't be "take me to your leader" alien life.
  12. Actually, I simply mean credible imagery. I haven't looked at anything recent; perhaps there are images that people put forward as proof that I am unaware of.
  13. Interesting you have a website for a searchlight battalion; I hadn't seen one like that before but very well deserved. Cheers!
  14. Many thanks. I was just wondering if his views on the Moon / Moon landings ever..... coloured.... your assessment of other things he said. As you may have gathered, I hold opposing views to Mr Lear with respect to the Apollo programme!
  15. I would love extraterrestrial craft to be true. Seriously... meeting a race of people from another world. It would be fantastic. Problem is, despite the fact we seem to have every event on the planet recorded on mobiles (cell phones to our US friends), we still have no credible imagery of UFO or alien visitation. As Mulder had on his wall: I want to believe!
  16. It's a generational thing. Every few years there are young people who get taken in by the claims. Most ask questions, do research, and decide for themselves that the 'moon hoax' claims are rubbish. Some however get sucked into the rabbit hole. For the most part, there is no saving those people,,, though we can try.
  17. Hi Cory, welcome to the Forum. I don't know if this is inappropriate to ask (if it is, forgive / forget) but what can you tells us about your relationship with Mr Lear (if anything)? I have read many of his claims and find them.... err.... unconventional.
  18. WTF is going on with trump and his administration? Okay, making major changes will take time but Trump is acting as far from presidental as you can get. Sure, he's different, not a mainstream politician but a bit of a radical.... however he seems to be deliberately trying to screw things up. He's alienated former allied nations, alienated US departments, even caused great concern within his own party! What's going on? He seems to be trying to destroy himself.
  19. Seriously - this guy is not only a clown, he's a dangerous lying clown. I wonder how many people who voted for him are now thinking "Gee... I wish I hadn't of done that...".
  20. And this is probably a contributing reason for them doing so: http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/03/15/belle-gibson-guilty-but-delusional-and-now-for-the-next-fad/
  21. One of the worst websites for quackery and woo - Natural News - has been dumped from the Google search engine. Yay! http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/02/23/google-wont-list-natural-news/
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