Originally Posted by Ophiel
They're basically interchangeable. Anyone doing the former can claim to be doing the latter and use exactly the same arguments in their defense. If those "raising questions" were so different from those manufacturing doubt, why do they look so similar and talk the same?
I can't change the way you assimilate ideas, all I can do is say that one is outright deception, and the other is aggressive inquiry. If you can't see the difference I can't help you.
You believe that what I have identified as inquiry, is actually deception disguised as inquiry. You are welcome to this belief. Be open to the possibility that you are just flat wrong here.
Neil Armstrong is a firsthand witness. What you don't seem to understand is that it's really obvious when people are selective with the witnesses they listen to. If you would listen to some YouTubetard "raising questions", why wouldn't you listen to Neil Armstrong? He should at least get equal billing. But then, as I said, you'd rather keep the questions open than get answers. Nothing will persuade you that something you don't want to believe is true. Only an idiot would waste their time on you knowing that.
Setting aside the fact that we should not expect Neil Armstrong to incriminate and humiliate himself, I would like to point out that you are barking up the wrong tree. I don't know what did or did not happen on the moon in 1969, I only know that I have doubts about the official record.
I am a doubter, for better or worse. I therefore have sympathy for people who spend their time expressing these doubts, which sometimes have a rational basis. I have a very profound distrust of our governments, and I am always working from the assumption that everything they tell us is a lie, in part or in total. They have earned this distrust.
That is where the conspiracy theory nuts come in. They are often wrong and crazy, I grant you this (and stated such from the very beginning), but they are doing the job that you and I are not willing to do. So I am defending them, here in this thread.