> Martin Stower Wrote:
> > It’s good to learn that someone is keeping such
> > close track of his activities. This is the first
> > I’ve heard of this latest Atlantis Rising
> > outing. November/December, yet: they do run
> > ahead. Did he tell you about it himself? I
> > gained the impression last time around
> > that you were not in such close contact.
> Well, well, well.... who'd have thunk it? Martin
> Stower a secret conspiracy theorist at heart!
> Think we are all out to get you?
> Or you still think that Scotland is such a small
> place we all know each other?
> From his replies to me Scott doesn't even know my
> name is Sean, he refers to me as John.
> As for the forthcoming Atlantis Rising, if you
> know how and where to look - and let's face it if
> you are looking for Scott popping back up after an
> Internet hiatus, it isn't that difficult if you
> can ignore Scott Creighton the US polemecist -
> it's right there. Perhaps four simple words in
> Google... or maybe, just maybe, on a site quite
> similar to this someone quite similar to yourself
> gave Scott the usual free publicity you guys do...
> or maybe I'm on the AR mailing list. Or maybe just
> use a little bit of common sense?
> Oh the mysteries of life... if only there were a
> forum to discuss these things without being called
> a crank or a conspiracy theorist. :-(
Where to begin? So much silliness in a small package.
Have you forgotten this already? Same link as above:
By your own account, you lived in Glasgow and now you live in Lanarkshire (which Glasgow was in, last time I looked)—so straight away we know that all of this stuff about everyone in Scotland knowing each other is evasion and misdirection. Chances of two people picked at random in a large city knowing each other would still be low, but higher than for the whole country. It would not be unreasonable to ask—and we are not dealing with the purely random, when one of the two does rather tend to present himself as the Number One Fan of the other.
Also, as you should know, having mentioned it above, we are living in the age of something called “the Internet”. Again, by you own account, you have been in contact with Scott on board. He has (you tell us) replied to you, using the name John, the one you give in your profile (which doubtless he would do if you were merely a sock puppet, so it’s scarcely probitive).
Now, it’s not unknown for those who’ve communicated on a message board to carry on the communication via email or other means. If you have not so managed to contact your hero, we can only wonder at your cruel exclusion from the charmed circle.
I gather that the straight answer which you found yourself unable to give is that you did not learn of Scott’s article from Scott. You found it instead through your advanced Google-fu. Fascinated to know how this came about. Do you run regular searches of this form?