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Re: Socorro Again

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:45:31 +0100
Archived: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:59:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Socorro Again


>From: Viktor Golubic <Diverge247.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:59:31 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: Socorro Again

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 09:08:19 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Socorro Again

>>>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:00:00 -0600
>>>Subject: Re: Socorro Again

<snip>

>>>I don't rule out a hoax at Socorro (unless it involves a Chinese
>>>lantern), but I'm astonished that Tony apparently sincerely
>>>believes that these cryptic email mutterings from "perhaps the
>>>greatest living physicist in the word [sic]" Stirling Colgate,
>v>along with gratuitous references to Linus Pauling (whose lack of
>>>any further comment/query about Socorro is presented as
>>>_confirmation_ of Colgate's claim!), are somehow sufficient to
>>>blow this case completely out of the water.

>>I agree entirely, Mike. When this story first appeared several
>>years ago I thought it was a disingenuous tissue of hearsay and
>>speculation, and said so on this List. Now, like you, I'm sure
>>of it.

>To all:

>Unfortunately, the explanation is completely plausible and
>within the limitations of observation and psychological impact.

<snip>

>...I remain open minded enough to entertain the reality of this
>explanation.

And so you should. Nobody would expect any different. But you
miss the point.

A hoax of this or a similar type using a balloon may or may not
be physically/psychologically plausible, that is not by any
means a new issue. It has been debated before, for many years,
as you know.

What _is_ a new issue is Bragalia's claim of evidence
effectively proving that such a hoax occurred. This is the point
under discussion.

I repeat that in my opinion this evidence is inflated, a balloon
in fact, made of very thin hearsay and launched with hot air. As
you correctly say, if some more substantial evidence of this
hoax comes to light it will need to be dealt with.


Martin



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