How to deal with a stubborn friend
September 25, 2007 8:27 AM Subscribe
How do I deal with a friend who is adamant that the moon landings are faked?
posted by furtive to Science & Nature (42 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've asked my friend that we avoid the topic of the moon landing in our regular conversation since we're obviously at odds on the subject, unfortunately it regularly creeps in when third parties are involved and quickly escalates to a serious degree of frustration.
I'm well aware of badastronomy.com and have seen the Kubrick mockumentary, but these have little impact on my friend. At this point I'm either looking for more succinct "stop and think" points, or points that might make him realize that consternation does not triumph logic and science. Otherwise, I'm looking for suggestions to just have him let the topic go.
For the record he is a good friend of mine but not necessarily an intellectual peer