Because in reality there isn't an overwhelming preponderance of evidence to suggest that the moon landings DID happen? I mean, I think it's ridiculous to suggest they didn't. But there would have been reasons for the government to falsify a moon landing, and there's really no way to prove that they didn't. All of our evidence that it happened - grainy video, distorted sound clips, etc. - could very easily have been produced on Earth. Could have just put some guys into orbit, which we know we could do, then had the "evidence" produced and land the guys in an ocean. Not very tricky. Again, I don't think it happened, but I wouldn't be 100% shocked to learn that it had. The motivation was there, and there isn't any real proof that the whole thing wasn't made up to scare the Soviets and motivate/excite the American people. There IS an overwhelming preponderance of evidence that the Earth is over four and a half billion years old, and the people who argue that it isn't lean heavily on bad science and refuse to listen to the refutations of their arguments. Hell, Bistiza has just demonstrated that people are STILL throwing that C14 argument around even though the manufacture of C14 from N14 has long since been not only suggested but replicated in a laboratory AND we can see a gradient up through the atmosphere helping demonstrate that it's clearly being created in the upper atmosphere on a consistent basis. There is NO credible, falsifiable scientific evidence for a young earth, and vast amounts of evidence for an old earth. And frankly, it ****** me off when people with PhDs intentionally mislead the general public towards something they little more than wish to be true by pointing consistently to science they have to know to be bad. This isn't bistiza's fault, it's the fault of people thought to be experts in the field who convince them with handwavy arguments because they lack the personal scientific knowledge to know any better. OTOH, I would feel much worse for bistiza if he weren't trying to do the same thing in the field of economics.