Re: A typical scientist? (Re: Evidence . . . .

Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU)
12 May 1995 20:33:42 GMT

In article <>, (Gil Hardwick) writes:
=In article <Admin.0x0v@oubliette.COM>, Eric Shook (Panopticon@oubliette.COM) writes:
=>PS: Is this guy a typical sci.astro poster? Everyone else seemed to
=>understand the relatively simple point that I was making. What did I just
=>get lucky and attract the sci.astro newgroup kook?
=No, he is not, Eric, and it would be a grievous disservice to science
=that any of these people were allowed any credibility whatsoever.
=While without wishing to spook a conspiracy theory, we do know that
=extreme right wing political "think tanks" and their sympathisers have
=been flooding the "left", "green", and "alternative" Usenet groups
=with deliberate flame bait. It is not possible that one or two people
=can achieve such extensive coverage of so very many groups, although
=the pattern is becoming a familiar one.
=Carl Lydick, Steinn Siggurdson, and others (note I have removed Bruce
=Scott from the short list) are well known to us as supporters of "John
=McCarthy" of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. I quote the
=name here not because I doubt that the person is real, but because it
=is not possible that he acting alone is able to achieve such coverage
=as he does.

In other words, Gil thinks that for folks to object to his bullshit, there must
be som grand conspiracy. Isn't his moronic paranoia impressive?

Disclaimer: Hey, I understand VAXen and VMS. That's what I get paid for. My
understanding of astronomy is purely at the amateur level (or below). So
unless what I'm saying is directly related to VAX/VMS, don't hold me or my
organization responsible for it. If it IS related to VAX/VMS, you can try to
hold me responsible for it, but my organization had nothing to do with it.