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Re: Who Is Phil Klass?

From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 04:51:25 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 10:58:41 -0400
Subject: Re: Who Is Phil Klass?

>From: Steven Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
>Subject: Re: Who Is Phil Klass?

>Phil Klass was featured as one of the "experts" on an A&E program
>last evening, and in answer to one of the questions... [snip]
>Klass said that if a message was received from a visitor who gave
>the location of an unknown object in the solar system (such as a
>small undiscovered planetoid far beyond Pluto), that we could
>point our telescopes to and confirm, that would prove to him that
>the visitor was really from some other place and had ET knowledge
>that we (at this point) do not possess.

>I would suspect that Phil would likely come up with a "logical
>explanation" if actually faced with this scenario.

>Steve

I agree. It would be easy. All anyone has to do is posit that
thediscovery of some planetoid had leaked out, a hoaxer learned
of it, got a pal with a radio transmitter and hatched a neat
little plot.

The hoaxers take their little 'alien message' to some OTHER
observatory and let the astronomers fight over prior discovery!

If the discovery doesn't pan out for some reason, a flyspeck on
the telescope film for instance, they just wait for a different
opportunity.

Heck. I darn near convinced myself its a hoax, and it hasn't
even happened yet .. unless you count the astrophysics of the
Dogon tribe in North Aftrica. Their belief in an unseen
companion to (I forget what star .. Sirius?) based on the
teachings of gods or angels was written off by many as
cross-cultural contamination.

That's an odd bit of culture. Usually its some commercial
product, a sports or music celebrity .. something with flash,
dash and color .. (mass boob-appeal if you wish ).

But a minor footnote of astro-physics?. Odd indeed.

Best wishes

- Larry Hatch


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