"Web-mediated SETI": Dr. Allen Tough Replies

Robert Owen (rowen@technologist.com)
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:39:25 -0400

REFERENCE: Subject: SETI: A New Vision, Strategy and Scope

                     Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 04:33:27 -0400

This is a forward of an personal E-mail from Dr. Allen Tough in response to sending him several typical criticisms of his paper THE ARRAY OF SEARCH STRATEGIES. "Web-mediated SETI" evoked a large number of criticisms; A single paragraph from Claude Bauer's letter, representative of most opinions on this Strategy, is included below with Dr. Tough's reply. [RMO]

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> Claude J. Bauer <CBauer@compuserve.com> said:
> >Are there really scientists who believe that ET monitors the Web
> >and would respond to an invitation posted there? Frankly, I find that a
> >little bizarre...

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> The simple answer is, "Yes, 60 of them". Check out their credentials at
> _______________________________________
> Allen Tough
> E-mail: AllenTough@aol.com
> Phone 1-416-444-3135 Fax 1-416-444-5538
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Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
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Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA