It has been a month since the last comment was left. Fittingly, it was a mournful poem. FQXi-395 provided fascination, humor, pathos and bemusement for two years and one month. A successor has not emerged to replace it in our hearts. FQXi-395 was where we learned the identities of the E-infinity group. It was the original venue in which Ji-Huan He and the others published their famous E-infinity communications.
What other venue blended crank physics so harmoniously with Dufourny-style frank lunacy and spiced it with outrageous accusations? Fondly I remember this from Amr Elnashai writing as "GE" on January 11, 2009:
But what should we expect from a man who was ready to stand behind bars in criminal court so that the daughter of the man who was sleeping with his wife can produce a porno film.
The main author of the later E-infinity communications was Ji-Huan He. He did not admit his identity explicitly but he did leave clear hints. The first was an allusion to his time zone; the second was to speak of the Chinese branch of the E-infinity club as his own. One of the last things he wrote was
The bureau of E-Infinity in China has taken the view that it is useless to continue any meaningful scientific discussion on this blog. Consequently, they have established an E-Infinity Communication Journal. This will fill the gap and satisfy a need after the censorship imposed worldwide and the close down of Chaos, Solitons & Fractals and scaling it down to a run of the mill journal of nonlinear dynamics... The home of the Journal will be either the Middle East or the Far East to keep it safe from vandalisms.
An E-Infinity Communication Journal might help mend our broken heart, but I fear it is only Ji-Huan's pipe dream.