archive: Re: SETI HOAX--now you want sour grapes

Re: SETI HOAX--now you want sour grapes

KEN CHATTENTON ( (no email) )
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 17:43:07 -0000

Is this the way ALL you Professionals carry on ???????? Ken UK.
-----Original Message-----
From: Fractenna@aol.com <Fractenna@aol.com>
To: seti@sni.net <seti@sni.net> rcf@setileague.org <rcf@setileague.org>
Date: 31 October 1998 17:01
Subject: SETI HOAX--now you want sour grapes

>Paul--
>
>I find it extraordinary that I am being accused of irresponsibility for
>debunking this hoax.
>
>This hoax was publicly presented ,and quickly and publicly debunked (by
me)
>in the same forum it was presented. The SETINOW press release of 10-29 was
>presented to the media to stop the inevitable nonsense that surely was to
>arise from the BBC news story. WHY DID YOU NOT RESPOND EARLIER IN A PUBLIC
>FASHION? Why blame me because of the lack of a timely SL response?
>
>IF you had the data on 10-23--or whenever-- then you should have publicly
>debunked it as soon as 'anon' started posting. SL being slow on the
response
>is not the IRRESPONSIBILITY of someone else.
>
>I find it doubly insulting to have your members accuse me of being
>irresponsible--not only because it is so wrong and off-base-- but because
YOU
>are responsible for an ETI hoax on AOL a few years ago--was it on this
date?
>
>Chip
>