University of Aberdeen - Logic, we have a problem

July 16, 2009

At the University of Aberdeen last week, Ken Skeldon did his best to debunk the conspiracy theories surrounding the Nasa Moon landings. Questions such as why did the flags planted on the lunar surface flap when the satellite has no air and why can't stars be seen in the background of the images taken during moonwalks have dogged discussions about space exploration since the Apollo 11 landing 40 years ago this week. Dr Skeldon, a lecturer at the university's Public Engagement with Science Unit, put forward reasoning that debunked the various myths, suggesting that much of the so-called "hoax evidence" is down to bad science and selective reporting. The discussion was one of a series of debates at Aberdeen designed to bring topical scientific issues to a wider audience.

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