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Re: SETI's Real Objectives?

From: Stanton T Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 13:07:57 -0300
Archived: Sat, 10 May 2008 12:38:18 -0400
Subject: Re: SETI's Real Objectives?


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 16:08:56 +0100
>Subject: Re: SETI's Real Objectives?

>Listers might've seen, in the last year or so, video and text of
>Shostak making pointed and sarcastic comments about `aliens',
>about UFOs and Ufology, and about ET hypotheses - all outside of
>his area of competence, which is astronomy.

>So - was that an opinionated fool or someone acting under orders?

>I don't think Shostak is a fool.


I agree that Seth is no fool. However, a major motivation might
be recognition on the part of the generally anti-UFO SETI
community that if aliens are visiting, as the evidence indicates
they are, SETI makes no sense. There go the research grants,
nice positions, etc, and a need to apologize for all the silly
things that have been said about UFOs by the Silly Effort To
Investigate community.

There is an entire chapter in my new book, Flying Saucers And
Science about SETI. Due out by the end of May.


Stan Friedman



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