To take my mind of the latest “depressing Shuttle news”:http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12424377.htm, I followed a Google Ad to the “Moon Landing Hoax”:http://www.moonmovie.com/ page. Since “they faked the moon landing” is a running joke at “the office”:http://evdb.com, I figured it would be worth a chuckle. Unfortunately, the assertions were so rhetorical and so easily debunked that it was unsatisfying. (And the really compelling evidence? “Buy my movie and I’ll show you.” Feh.)
If you decide to watch the intro, here’s a hint: think about speed and mass instead of distance. The Shuttle flies at 17,000 mph and carries tons more payload than Apollo did. Now spot the fallacy.