Pogo nailed it re: Moon Hoaxers: "they did not pay attention ". Raised without good moral guidance, coasted through life, screwed up everthing they ever touched. At some point they start panicking and searching for a way out. Looking for a legacy. Since lying is their forte, they make up a whopper, one that demonstrates their intellectual superiority to the entire scientific establishment. "Go big or go home". "One stop shopping." "One for the fences". "Who you gonna' believe me or your own eyes." It's sad. I just ignore them.