archiv~1: Re: SETI Off-topic Censorious Posts

Re: SETI Off-topic Censorious Posts
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 20:57:24 EST

In a message dated 11/16/98 5:00:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> These statements are asserted and not shown, and do not indicate any
> knowledge
> of physics. They are just ideas, and bad ones. Why should one 'gravitate to
> what one feels most drawn to' when its wrong? Can you understand what this
> is
> like? For example; when I ask my students to solve some simultaneous
> equations
> and they get 4 different answers for 'x', do I say;'hey, that's cool.'.
> They try again and correct their mistakes.

Don't bother Chip. This guy clearly has no clue about the science that we
are trying to pursue. Nothing he is talking about makes any sense, just a
bunch of high sounding words, that most of seti scientists realize makes no
sense. I suggest that we use the delete button this thread. You clearly have
more important things to do than to respond to this obvious troll.
For all the nonscientists on this list: The scientific quality of this list
has become inconstant. Please read most of this stuff with a critical eye. If
you choose to participate in nonscientific threads, then please take your
posts to a nonscientific listserver. This list has a history of being
associated with the Seti League, which is dedicated to the scientific pursuit,
however unlikely and Quixotic, of Radio seti. Any posts about nonscientific
interpretations of data will be unappreciated.
It is not that most of us have a negative position on UFO's, alien
visitation, etc., it is just that we try to keep the discussion scientific.
This means logical, provable, statements of fact. Not fancy.


John Marcus.