archive: Re: SETI: media management

Re: SETI: media management

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 12:42:25 -0500

At 11:37 AM 10/31/98 EST, wrote:

>WHERE is the debunking you refer to by the SL ? I seem to recall my post on
>10-26 to this effect. This was BEFORE SL posts. Please repost.

You may not be aware, Chip (not being a SETI League member or Project
Argus participant) that the SETI League maintains a *closed* email list for
signal verification. Only registered Project Argus participants have
(legal) access to this list. It was into this list that "anon" hacked his
way on Friday night, 23 October. It was over the closed "hits" list that
our participating stations (appropriately) diiscussed and analyzed the
claimed signal. By Saturday, 24 October the signal had been dubunked. We
made the decision *not* to go public, lest we legitimize anon's claims.
That's when *he* posted to the OPEN list, and you (and the whole rest of
the world) first became aware of the claimed ETI contact.
Your work on the public list to further refute "anon's" claims is
appreciated. As is the work of our Project Argus participants a few days
earlier. Our system seems to be working, and *all* are to be commended.
H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D. Executive Director, The SETI League, Inc.
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