<< Assuming it *is* a hoax, what in the opinion of anyone who'd like to reply
might be the motivation? I'm not particularly interested in a flip answer, so
please respond with a seriously thought-out answer, if you'd be so kind.
Rhythmic Hand (Yarrow Sweningsen, in case y'all start accusing *me* of
I think I have demonstrated a much keener sense of the hoax than of the
hoaxster. So I am probably not going to guess right on the motivation. The
OUTCOME is to discredit SETI as an enterprise. That, none of us will allow.