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Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 22:25:12 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 01:49:16 -0400
Subject: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

>Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 22:57:57 -0500 (CDT)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

>>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
>>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4
>>Date: Wed, 01 Jul 98 11:08:33 PDT


>>If the galaxy is full of millions of advanced civilizations, we
>>ought to EXPECT to see them.  If we don't see them or any
>>evidence of them, they likely don't exist, and the SETI program
>>is a big waste of time, money, and personnel, and all those
>>popular and academic books on intelligent life elsewhere
>>are destroying trees for nothing.

>I'm always amazed at the animosity shown by ufologists towards
>SETI. If I were a Freudian, I would suspect some sort of penis
>envy. After all, if SETI exhibited any success, wouldn't
>ufologists be the first to say I told you so!?

Gentlemen, If I may interrupt for a moment:

Mr. Stacy,

Animosity and/or envy are, IMO, justifiable in the case of SETI.
That project has been the proud recipient of millions dollars in
funding, and has, to my knowledge, never had to produce results
to maintain that funding. Ufology on the other hand, has
generally had to scrape and scrounge and fight every step of the
way for funding. And yet, Ufologists are somehow expected to have
all the answers to the UFO mystery!

Besides, what do you do with a ten thousand year old signal
anyway..... respond to it?