archive: Re: SETI Hoax motivation?

Re: SETI Hoax motivation?
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 21:29:56 EST

In a message dated 10/31/98 9:17:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< 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.