Originally Posted by JustJames
Q 1: How many people would have had to be in on the story if the moon landings were faked. Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands?
I would guess at hundreds. Film production crews, mission and mission support crews (actors, if you will).
Q 2: How good are people at keeping secrets?
Occam's razor: the simplest explanation is often the right one.
Bonus hint: Conspiracies are complicated.
Actually many successful conspiracies have been carried out throughout history. The burning of the German Chancellery by the Nazi's before WWII is an example. The bigger the lie, the more it becomes truth.
How many people knew about D-Day? It was kept secret until it occurred.
The Manhattan Project was kept secret until Truman announced the existence of the bombs.
The Stealth Bomber and the U2 spy plane.
Secrets are kept all the time.
People witness murders and they never talk for fear of reprisal.
Even if people do talk about secret events that they are aware of they often are not believed.
People believe the official story that is repeated numerous times by the media.