[meteorite-list] A whopper from Deming, NM
From: gle_at_bellatlantic.net <gle_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:23 2004
DEAR STEVE & LIST, Was this person subjected to wearing a dog collar in
locked closet during childhood or is there some real brain pathology
going on here?? I get very frustrated with people like this. I only hope
that these individuals are never in a position to really affect other
people's lives- REGARDS, GRANT ELLIOTT
> Hello folks, just thought I would share with you a real whopper from a guy in Deming, NM. I get hundreds of e-mails at my meteorite identification site ( http://www.geocities.com/meteorite_identification ) per month, but this is one of the best thought I'd share it. The text is all in upper case and with the spelling as he sent it.
> BTW-- This person was all bent out of shape after I told him that the rocks he sent me for identification, were not meteorites:
> "HELLO FROM : Arthur IN DEMING, N.M., I HAVE NEWS THAT IS RATHER ASTOUNDING AND AT FIRST SOMEWHAT UNBELIEVABLE, BUT IF YOU ARE A SCIENTIST INTERESTED IN THE TRUTH , THEN YOU WILL HEAR ME OUT AND CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION I AM ABOUT TO REVEAL . THE CITY OF ROCKS , 25 MILES NORTH OF DEMING IS A GIANT COLLECTION OF METEORITES, COMPLETE WITH FUSION CRUST . THERE MUST BE AT LEAST A MILLION TONS OF METEORITES THERE AND THEY ARE OF THE STONY VARIETY, CALLED ACHONDRITES , PROBABLY DIOGENITES. I HAVE DISCOVERED MANY MORE LARGE METEORITES ALSO IN LUNA COUNTY. THE GOLD IN GOLD BASIN ARIZONA CAME FROM THE GOLD BASIN METEORITES. THE GREAT COPPER CHUNKS IN MICHIGAN ARE METEORITE FRAGMENTS. THE COPPER MINES IN ARIZONA AND N.M. ARE ALSO FROM METEORITES, THE DIAMONDS IN AFRICA ARE FROM METEORITES, THE SURFACE COAL DEPOSITS IN KENTUCKY , N.M. AND ELSEWHERE ARE CARBONACEOUS CHONDRITES IN LARGE QUANTITY. I HAVEN'T CHECKED OUT THE GREAT STONES IN TEXAS CANYON IN ARIZONA AND IN THE FORT DAVIS- BI!
G BEND AREA OF TEXAS , BUT I'LL BET THEY ARE ALSO STONEY METEORITES . METEORITES ARE NOT RARE AS IS COMMONLY BELIEVED , WHAT IS RARE IS THE FINDING OF SOMEONE WHO CAN RECOGNIZE THEM. I THINK IT IS HIGH TIME YOU SCIENTISTS WAKE UP AND FACE UP TO THE TRUTHS ABOUT METEORITES. IF YOU ARE A TRUE SCIENTIST INTERESTED IN THE TRUTH , THEN I WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU, IF YOU ARE BENT ON BELIEVING A LIE , THEN I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. I HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT TO DETERMINE THE TRUTHFULNESS OF MY CLAIMS . THERE IS MUCH MORE TO TELL , BUT THIS INFORMATION SHOULD SUFFICE FOR NOW. SINCERELY, : Arthur:
> And after I gave him the correct, obvious and short obligitory response (with an invitation to apporach us with his mountain of meteorites-- the following is his response:
> Date Fri, 11 May 2001 11:16:25 -0600
> HELLO MR. SCHONER,
> THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY ANDYOUR VIEWS, HOWEVER MUCH I DISAGREE WITH THEM. I PREFER NOT TO HACK AWAY WITH NON-PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE (BY POSTING AS YOU SUGGEST)AS I AM HAVING ENOUGH TROUBLE CONVINCING PEOPLE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER. MY PROOF IS IN THE FORM OF MANY TONS OF MATERIALS DIRECTLY FROM OUTER SPACE. YOU CAN COME YOU CAN SEE , BUT IF YOUR COMPRENSION OF REALITY DOES NOT OVERCOME YOUR BIAS THEN I'M AFRAID I'M WASTING MY TIME WITH YOU.YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO COME TO DEMING AND SEE FOR YOURSELF, I WON' ARGUE WITH YOU AT ALL , JUST SHOW YOU THE EVIDENCE . ARE YOU AFRAID OF THAT?? IF NOT, THEN HOPE IN YOUR WAGON AND COME ON DOWN, CALL ME WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND WE WILL BE OFF AND RUNNING TO REALITY INSTEAD OF FICTION. I CAN NOT MAKE IT ANY SIMPLER THAN THAT , SO IF YOU'R UP TO THE PROOF- CHALLENGE, BRING ANY PROFFESSIONAL YOU CAN MUSTER AND LETS GET IT ON.
> : Arthur
> The above just goes to show that some people choose to remain ignorant even when clear and convincing (at least to us) evidence is presented to them.
> Steve Schoner
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Received on Sat 12 May 2001 12:19:45 PM PDT