archiv~1: SETI Hmm...(more babbling)

SETI Hmm...(more babbling)

Walt Williams ( (no email) )
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 12:18:13 +0000


Either trust the people who can do the science work and DID
or DO THE WORK YOURSELF; then YOU can know the truth.

From: JO = deletia

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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 20:23:00 -0800
From: Jim Ostrowski <>
To: Ray Shank <>
Subject: Re: SETI Hmm...

Ray Shank wrote:
> Hmm....
> Well, guyz...
> I think Jimmy boy and Mikey are remnants of the "Lets keep the ole HOAX
> discussion churning crowd" or, more affectionately called "The Mickey Mouse
> Club."

I don't know who "Mikey" is but I would prefer "Jim" to "Jimmy boy" .

> I personally will not discuss this topic any further, save saying I will
> not discuss this topic any further. I think there's an echo in here. It's
> kinda like bouncing off the interior of the empty heads of the people that
> insist that there IS SOMETHING THERE, in the data of the HOAX.

I never said any such thing. I came here to get the SETI list
participants comments
on the ATNF (Norris) observation. I got those from Dr. Shuch who is of
the opinion, apparently, that Dr. Norris did everyone a big favor by
looking into this for 20 minutes or so. The question as to the
identity of the source object of the signal he observed remains
unanswered. It appears to me that no-one else here is interested in
answering it either.

I remain convinced that Norris' dismissal of this signal as
"interference" from a
"terrestrial satellite" was not based on any acceptable scientific
process whatsoever.

You, Dr. Shuch , and everyone else here who brushes this aside or
dodges the issue by bringing up the hoax matter, are participating in
the attempted burial of this inarguable conclusion.

Inarguable. Now if someone has a coherent argument to the contrary
here's your opportunity to prove me wrong right here and now. I repeat
the premise, please stay on point, DO NOT BRING UP THE HOAX MATTER:

Norris' dismissal of this signal as "interference" from a
satellite" was not based on any acceptable scientific procedure

Case Closed damn straight.

Jim Ostrowski