In the newest edition of Afterburner, Bill Whittle examines the dumbing-down of American society with an eye to the causes, effects and possible solutions.

Whittle opens by noting that conspiracy theories about the moon landing and 9/11 have become mainstream. He goes on to explain the difference between ignorance and a lack of education.

One of the points Whittle makes, truly jumps out. He talks about a photo of Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park next to a dinosaur which went viral after the Cecil the Lion story.

Some people actually believed Steven Spielberg killed a Triceratops.

Watch the whole thing below:

Surely, there aren’t people in this day and age who think the moon landing was a hoax, right?

Wrong.

In July, Buzz Aldrin celebrated the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on Twitter.

Look at these two responses:

Bill Whittle is right. We have a lot of work to do.

Featured image via YouTube.