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

Re: SETI HOAX--now you want sour grapes

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 12:55:50 -0500

At 11:54 AM 10/31/98 EST, wrote:

>I find it doubly insulting to have your members accuse me of being

Now calm down, Chip. We have over 900 members in 47 countries. I do not
filter or censor what they say; neither do they speak for The SETI League.
And if an individual (who happens to be a member of The SETI League)
chooses to question what you've said, is that any different from you (who
are not a SETI League member) questioning what we've done? You don't speak
for Boston University, but rather for yourself. Please allow our members
the same freedom.

>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?

Pardon me? What hoax was that? Not only do I not use AOL (so I'd be
unaware of anything that circulates there), but "a few years ago" probably
predates The SETI League, which started operation in January 1995.

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