Conspiracy Theories

NASA is lying to us – the Earth is actually flat

Everybody knows that Planet Earth is a sphere... right? Actually it’s really, really not, and NASA is lying to us all, according to the Flat Earth Society. So what’s the truth? Is the Earth really spherical, or are we all being deceived? Wikipedia calls the Flat Earth Model an “archaic conception of the Earth’s shape… Continue reading NASA is lying to us – the Earth is actually flat

Book Reviews

Book Review – Deception Point by Dan Brown

My extra blog for this week looks at Dan Brown’s 2001 novel, Deception Point, one of his few non-Robert Langdon tales. Full spoilers for Deception Point ahead… Deception Point is about a government intelligence analyst called Rachel Sexton who is summoned by the President to help on a NASA discovery of enormous magnitude. We learn that NASA… Continue reading Book Review – Deception Point by Dan Brown

Movie Reviews

Movie Review – Capricorn One (1978)

My extra blog for this week looks at the 1978 film by director Peter Hyams and starring Elliott Gould, Capricorn One. Spoilers ahead! Capricorn One is a government conspiracy thriller based on an idea that the Apollo moon landings were faked, which I explored in a blog a couple of weeks ago. In this case,… Continue reading Movie Review – Capricorn One (1978)

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes

Were the Apollo moon landings faked?

The brilliant movie Interstellar imagines a future in which school textbooks will be updated with the ‘corrected’ accounts of the Apollo missions to the moon – that they were faked to bankrupt the Soviets. That spurred me to do my own investigation into whether we did or did not make it to the moon in… Continue reading Were the Apollo moon landings faked?