Re: Open Letter to Lee Crocker

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 08:42:46 -0700 (PDT)

> You're going to considerable lengths to make me look stupid, ...

I can see where some might interpret my ridicule of the Marsface stuff that way, so I'll clarify: I don't think you're stupid at all. Indeed, I'm trying to show how an apparently educated, intelligent and rational individual can be taken in by nonsense presented well. Just ask any magician: scientists are the easiest people in the world to fool. Fooling other magicians is the real challenge. Scientists should be trained in how to spot fakery, and we as futurists and speculators need to be better trained to avoid being sidetracked by nonsense. That's what I'm trying to point out here--nothing personal--you're just a convenient target that popped up into the sights.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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