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2002-Aug-14, 09:31 PM
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2002-Aug-14, 10:07 PM
It seems to have ended for the moment, although callers may invoke the subject as and when they wish. They had Patrick Moore on a little earlier, but he went off air just as I posted the link. Uri Gellar is on next, apparently. Perhaps he may have something to add.
2002-Aug-14, 10:45 PM
Oh dear. Uri really is a crackpot. Apparently, Michael Jackson approached him with a view to moonwalking on the moon. Uri then approached some of his colleagues, and now he thinks Jackson will be granted his wish approximately 12 years from now.
There was something on Edgar Mitchell's forum about this:
Helping with Space Tourism? (http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com/_discgroup3/0000001e.htm) posted by Jim Oberg.
2002-Aug-14, 11:03 PM
Okay, he redeemed himself somewhat. He admitted that our intervention in the Middle East is partly motivated by oil, and he further agreed with James Whale, in that our meddling around the globe is unacceptable. They also read out my e-mail (Dave, Glasgow) questioning a statement he once made on his web site, where he expressed his belief that we landed on the moon, but that many of the Apollo photographs were "crude fakes". He denied having ever said such a thing.
2002-Aug-14, 11:23 PM
Here (http://web.archive.org/web/20010309092636/http://www.tcom.co.uk/hpnet/official2.htm) are some of Uri Gellar's previous columns in the Times, grabbed from the Wayback Machine.
To quote:One of my closest friends and mentors, Captain Edgar Mitchell, was the sixth man to walk on the moon, as an Apollo 14 astronaut. Iíve never had much interest in the NASA conspiracy theory that Neil Armstrong made his Ďgiant leapí in a TV studio. Ed Mitchell is a ferociously honest man - to suggest his moonwalk was a hoax is ridiculous.
I liked Maxine's email, though, and visited the site she recommended. The picture archive and analysis were a revelation. If these are genuine releases from NASA, one thing is clear - the moonshots may have been for real, but some of the photograph evidence appears to be crudely faked.Naughty naughty, Uri.
2002-Aug-14, 11:31 PM
Seems to me the answer is clear. If Gellar trusts Mitchell, then all he has to do is find a picture from Apollo 14 that is alleged to be a crude fabrication and ask Mitchell if either he or Shepard took it. The worst he could say is, "I don't remember if I took it." But if he says, "Yes, that's the photo I took," then he'll know his suspicions are unfounded.
2002-Aug-14, 11:36 PM
He obviously went down the same road as many others have, but instead of admitting over the air that he made an error of judgment, or that he has since changed his mind, he just distanced himself from the skeptics.
2002-Aug-14, 11:42 PM
They have moved on to crop circles now.
2002-Aug-15, 01:18 AM
Crackpot or not, we might at least spell Uri Geller's name right... /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
2002-Aug-15, 02:03 AM
Well, I remember that I looked down the talkSPORT schedule (http://www.talksport.net/schedule.asp) -- which has it as Gellar, too! -- and so it must have rubbed off on me. Yes, yes, that's right. So it's not my fault, you see. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
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