(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Amsterdam, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.1.33)
We should not over estimate the power of modern science. Although some maybe convinced that we have gone to the moon; that we are regularly sending space shuttles to Mars; and that the Hubble has all the answers, but all that is not so convincing at all. Srila Prabhupada was bold and basically said, “They did not go to the moon. They did not go!”
So, this was quite shocking because I saw it myself, at least on TV. The world and I were watching. We saw it and it was amazing because the space shuttle was going outside the range of vision of the Western world. And the Russian ground control would take over and the whole world co-operated, for once. Mankind was setting foot on the moon and it would be like a new future. Just like in the past, they would travel all over the world and discover new areas, now they would just discover the entire universe and mankind would soon settle down in so many planets!
This is called baloney. The word baloney means total hogwash. The word hogwash means that they are trying to tell us beautiful stories but the fact of matter is that “the emperor has no clothes”, but no one dares to say it. So in this way, the entire idea of a moon landing is not so sure because evidence video shows that the shadows are all on the wrong side in the movies. And they said that the rocks that they got from the moon are exactly like the rocks in the desert of Arizona. Prabhupada said, “That proves that they have filmed the whole thing in the desert of Arizona.”
So anyway, leaving that for what it is, I just wanted to point out that the so-called hard evidence of Western science may not be as “hard” as it appears in first sight.