Jonathan continues his discussion about the Moon Hoax and what he believes.
He says he hasn't heard 'that one before'. What is 'one' referring to?
He says people are influenced by ______ ?
In reality, he says lasers _________ .
Please select 2 correct answers
People have questions about the _____ .
What do you need to take into account?
Todd: Jonathan we are talking about conspiracy theories. What about the one where the sound? That when the rocket lands, they have actually audio of the rocket landing and you can’t hear the rocket engine, and the rocket engine should be making a really loud noise?
Jonathan: I don’t remember if I’ve heard that one before. I would think that perhaps though the engine might be situated in such a location that the noise is being dispersed out into open space.
Todd: So you’re saying that because in space there’s no pressure. There’s nothing for the sounds to bounce off of so it would just be silent.
Jonathan: I mean, people have grown up watching movies like Star Wars and they think that when spaceships go through outer space that they go “vooooom” as they travel. The reality is that there is no sound in space. You know, there are no lasers that go “tchoo tchoo tchoo” as they go from one ship to another. It makes great entertainment. It doesn’t make great science.
Todd: Fair enough. What about the buggy? Some people say that they buggy is going slow-mo. That maybe they filmed it in Area 51?
Jonathan: Yes, I’ve read about this. That apparently if you speed up the footage to a certain point that it looks as if they are walking around normally and such, but the think is that when you take into account the gravitational pull, they’ve sped it up too much for it to be realistic. I don’t remember the exact figures but it’s something like if you speed it up to and a half times instead of three and a half times as the conspiracy theorists did then it looks completely natural, that like they’re on the surface of the moon.
The moon hoax is one of many conspiracy theories.
A conspiracy theory is a belief that some historical event is either fake or a lie, and that the real story is being kept a secret, usually by the government. Sometimes conspiracies are referred to as a cover-up. People who believe in conspiracy theories are conspiracy theorists. Here are a few more conspiracy theories:
- There are many conspiracy theories to the death of famous people like John F Kennedy, Marylin Monroe and Elvis.
- Some conspiracy theorists think Area 51 in the United States has captured UFO’s and aliens.
The buggy is going slow-mo.
Slow-mo is just a shortened word for slow-motion, which is when something is being done slower than natural speed. Notice the examples:
- I like to listen to songs in slow-mo when studying English.
- A drunk person sounds like they are speaking in slow-mo.
A: It doesn’t make good science.B: Fair enough.
The noise is being dispersed out into space.
When something is dispersed, it is broken up or spread out. For example, vending machines disperse food. Here are a few more uses:
- The police told the crowd to disperse.
- Food was dispersed to the villagers after the earthquake.
I don’t remember the exact figures.
Figures are numbers, so ‘exact figures’ would be specific or detailed numbers. Figures are often numbers relating to some calculation. Notice the following:
- The report gave the exact figures of the last year’s sales.
- We disagree on the exact figures, but agree about the outcome.