A few years ago the second man to walk on the moon, octogenarian scientist and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, was confronted by a man who believes the moon landing was a hoax.
Conspiracy theorist Bart Sibrel called Aldrin a “coward and a liar” and demanded he explain why he was complicit in duping the planet about the apparent fiction of the Apollo 11 mission. Aldrin didn’t say anything. He just stood there and sized up Sibrel, some thirty years his junior, and punched him square in the face.
While I would not usually condone violence there was something delightful about seeing Aldrin, one of the few hard men of science, going in to bat so passionately for the forces of reason.
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