archive: Re: SETI What an evening

Re: SETI What an evening

Nick Gleeson ( ng@shannon.tellabs.com )
Mon, 19 Oct 98 08:59 BST

Yeah, I know the feeling.
But most people who are reasonably open minded will at least listen
without prejudice. People who make up their minds before they open
them are one's to feel sorry for.
Next time say to them, "I'm sorry, but I didn't realise that you have
a closed mind." and change the subject to sports or the neighbours cat.

Their loss.

Kind regards.

-Nick.

For those with preferences,
suffering is inevitable.

Ajahn Brahmamuni
Thai Monk

> From lists.sni.net!owner-seti Sat Oct 17 18:03:41 1998
> Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 11:52:37 -0500
> From: Ray Shank <res@mail.org>
> Subject: Re: SETI What an evening
> To: seti@lists.sni.net
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> You crackpot! hehe
>
> I don't know what you said, but I just tell people that SETI members are
> scientists searching the skies for signs of intelligent life using
> scientific methodologies. Not UFO Chasers, who speak of flying saucers and
> other airborne kitchen utensils. That usually gets a smile, but they
> usually realize that I'm not into the UFO chasing scene.
>
> At 10:19 AM 10/17/98 +0000, you wrote:
> >Just a warning to all the SETI people on the planet. One small mention
> >concerning SETI over dinner last night with friends (well, what used to be
> >friends) got me put on the crackpot list in record time. I'm not sure I'll
> >ever get used to it. Maybe I should have taken their heads off but manors
> >kept me from loosing my cool.
> >
> >R.J.
> >
> >
> >---------- if you're forwarding.... feel free to snip here ---------------
> >
> >Robert J. (R.J.) Fear North Central Regional Coordinator
> >President The SETI League Inc.
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> and IN
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> >"If we don't know where we're going how will we know when we're there?"
> >
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