archiv~1: Is The SETI Site Suffering From Panic and Mass hysteria!!

Is The SETI Site Suffering From Panic and Mass hysteria!!

Alex Michael Bonnici ( bonnici@ix.netcom.com )
Mon, 02 Nov 1998 21:24:31 -0500

Hello Gang,
First of all let me state that personally I consider the
signal from EQ Pegasi a HOAX!! But, I think that this list is suffering
from panic and mass hysteria. This hoax is not going to destroy
professional or amateur SETI. And, this whole affair is not even being
discussed out side of SETI circles. The story only made it as far as the
BBC news web site. I haven't seen one word concerning the EQ Pegasi
alleged signal on any other news agency's site. So why are we making
such a big deal over all this.

To get to more serious issues can some one please direct me to a good
text on radio astronomy so I can build my own amateur SETI/Radio
astronomy radio telescope. I also plan on joining the SETI League this
week.

Alex Michael Bonnici