Re: FYI:w00f: UFO hiding behind Hale-Bopp: the plot thickens... (fwd)

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 15:39:32 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > THis really ticks me off. They ought to press murder or some other
> > charges against Shramek, the amateur astronomer who claimed that he
> > spotted a huge "saturn-like" ufo behind Hale-Bopp several months ago.
> > It's his scientific fraud that perpetrated all this crap. The fact that
> > he was shown to be wrong but refused to acknowledge the truth publicly
> > is a damn crime. THis is one example of all the people he's hoodwinked
> > with his BS.
> Caveat Lector. That seems like just another "blame the speaker" rant
> for what is a deficiency in the listener. If they willingly believed
> a man with less credibility than the Enquirer, and cheerfully killed
> themselves (and every indication is that they were sober and "jovial"
> in their last moments), and he didn't actually encourage them to kill
> themselves or defraud them of money or anything, I'd say we just chalk
> it up to not-so-natural selection.

Stupidity has always been a capital offense against nature.

> Otherwise, we'd have to charge every chruch in the world with too many
> crimes to count.

Yeah, but preists don't claim to be scientists. Having a scientist
fondling people minds is along the same lines as preists fondling
peoples genitalia, which seems to be a rather popular pastime that is
successfully prosecuted.

			Michael Lorrey
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