Saturday, November 29, 2008
Do You Believe?
As a homeschooler, I look for opportunity to teach things my child is interested in. We recently studied the Mariana Trench. The Bathyscaphe that explored the very bottom of the deepest spot on Earth is named the Trieste. In the articles I have read, it happened in 1959. It had a crew of two, and the dive has never been repeated.
More people have been to the moon than to the lowest point on Earth.
Since this is one of my favorite topic's, I was elucidating my information to a co-worker. He was very inquisitive and asked a lot of questions, which I answered. As our discussion continued, I realized he was skeptical to the point where he finally said, "I don't believe it, you must have misread it".
Later that day I printed the information, and took it to work. He was still skeptical, and said he was going to do his own research.
He returned the next day and told me that there is a following that hold to the belief that this is a hoax.
To which I replied, "you mean like the lunar landing?"
To which he replied, "exactly."
I was unable to find any solid info to support the theory that this is a subversive plot, except a few rants that stated it was not possible with 1959 technology to accomplish this feat. Plus, if it were able to be done, why has it not been repeated?
So I ask you, do you believe in the dive and/or the lunar landing?
After all, we are being asked to believe in things we have not seen by the people who launched the projects.
A new dive is planned in early 2009.
Maybe they can find my sunglasses I lost in Hawaii.