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Serpo Analysis

Postby Zep Tepi » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:52 am

Hi Everyone,
The following is a truly excellent analysis of the information provided by "Anonymous" in his posts to Victor Martinez and Bill Ryan.

The analysis was written by the ATS Super Moderator "Byrd" and should be treated as required reading by everyone with an interest in the Serpo story. :)

Who knows, if Byrd had been around earlier maybe the story wouldn't have lasted as long as it did?

Cheers,
Zep


Bad Serpo Science
The main "disclosure" of information from "request anonymous" has significant errors in science. Here are some of the more glaring errors that indicate this hoax was created by someone with a limited understanding of the subject matter.


Planetary science
He expects us to believe that this spacefaring race invites us to their planet... and this same race doesn't have their planet mapped to any extent...

"Lost in Space"
In "Lost in Space" -- as with Serpo -- people of any stripe can just hop on the ship and speed off for 10 months or 10 years (neatly covered by a commercial break or a scene shift) and there are no social and emotional effects...


Stupid Astronomy
I know that the first thing that people leaped on was the incredibly lame astronomy that sounded as though it came from an episode of the early "Lost In Space." For those of you who missed the critique, here's a basic review...


Crackpot Cosmology
A brief glimpse at the rest of their cosmology is found in that same section of Anonymous' writings. According to that same message text, the little point that "nearest planet, Otto" is 88 million miles away.


Suddenly Different Physics
These scientists just sat on their thumbs and said "well, it's not like the rest of space." Just like Token Scientists in a Godzilla movie...


Geology By Dummies
As science fiction, it's so lame that it wouldn't make it past a book editor and wouldn't make it onto the SciFi Channel...


Daffy Scientists
Isn't this beginning to sound like a plot script that the directors of any self-respecting "Godzilla" movie would reject?


Does Not Compute
And here we catch our hoaxer in a HUGE lie. You see, we scientists WERE using calculators and had been using them since the 1600's. They're called slide rules...


The Incredible Stupidity Field
Apparently we have galactic civilizations waiting for humans to come and figure things out for them. Here's a selection of "Ebens Are Too Stupid To Live" quotes from the Q&A section


Stupid Hoaxers...
This is where you catch hoaxers such as Anony-Hoaxer in their stupidiest science. The reason they give for all that is "well, they have a different math that we don't understand!" But what we have is a lame hoaxer like Anony-Hoaxer who doesn't know anything at all about math and who's trying to pull the wool over your eyes.


Stolen Sci-Fi Plot
In the "I swiped this bit from Stargate" world of Anony-Hoaxer, this never creeps in. As with "Star Trek" or any movies of the 1950's and early 1960's, the woman goes bounding off with the team, stands around looking pretty (when she's not "opening hailing frequencies"), falls in love with the manly lead, and screams her head off at bugs, aliens, and odd noises in between wandering around with a tricorder and looking thoughtful while the men do all the discovering.


Linguist Schminguist
So, let's talk about the linguists and the languages -- or, rather, "language specialists." Remember that the "team" is of officers and that they are cross-trained in sciences and that we have not one but TWO "language specialists."


Beuller... Beuller...
But the Serpo linguists have apparently gotten their degrees by sending in cereal boxtops to Harry's All Night Degree Mill.


Big Earthling Bwana
Speaking as an anthropologist, one of the big implausabilities was the behavior of the Team Of Mail-Order Scientists and the aliens. Very specifically, the Team Of Mail-Order Scientists behave in a fashion we refer to as "colonial."


Vile, Contemptable, Despicable, Dishonorable...
Their actions are beyond contempt at this point. In this repugnant attempt to cover all the holes in their stupid story (which started coming apart at the seams as many posters noted with the very first post), they offer up to us as sacrifice a man who is loved by many and who is very conveniently dead.



Poor Military Training

Silly Scientists!
So now Our Scientists With Good Looks are playing Peeping Toms on an advanced civilization. And the Advanced Civilization is too stupid to notice.


For Crying Out Loud
Now... crying isn't part of the military culture... or wasn't back then. But suddenly we have sobbing personnel.


Guards!!! Guards!!!!
The first time someone tried hoaxing a story and pretended to be a scientist, they got caught by those of us who know a bit about science. Ditto when they pretended to be pilots -- some real pilot is going to ask details or possibly details abou the weather. So in this place, they use as their informant/self a stock character: the guard.


What is The Mission
So... in any "mission" there is some point to the exercise. You're going somewhere to accomplish something and you will return with some kind of data (diplomatic agreements, information, material, etc.)
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Postby I.P.Freely » Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:18 pm

Your kidding me right thats what passes for in your words "truly excellent analysis"
whatever chief
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Postby I.P.Freely » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:03 pm

Well good morning to you Miss. Back from church so soon.

Sorry can.t help you every analaysis I have seen regarding serpo have been just like this one weak and silly . And I,m certainly not going to waste my time analizing a hoax.
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Postby Zep Tepi » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:52 pm

I.P.Freely wrote:Your kidding me right thats what passes for in your words "truly excellent analysis"
whatever chief


Yes, correct.

So IPF, care to share any examples of the "weak and silly" in the above analysis?

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Postby dankk » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:10 am

PM Zep. :)

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