In a post timestamped "Sh wrote on Apr. 4, 2009 @ 08:35 GMT" on part one of the FQXi-395 archive, commenter "Sh" gave a now-broken link to El Naschie's CV and another now-broken link to a list of heads of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). The purpose of this post is to give new working links and to highlight the discrepancy that "Sh" noted between the two documents.
These updated links do work:
First, here is the historical list of presidents of KACST.
Second, here is the great man's CV. Scroll down.
There is a great deal of nonsense on El Naschie's CV but we restrict attention to page one, Academic Career section, fifth bullet item:
- Director, KACST 1987, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The head of KACST is called the President, not the Director, but never mind. If you consult the list of presidents you'll see that El Naschie never was the head of KACST.
The Saudis are embarrassed by their previous belief in El Naschie. The great man used Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft to make him appear to be a real scientist.
That brought him lucrative deals in Saudi Arabia.
In his law suit against Nature, he complains that he's been damaged by the article because the Saudis no longer pay him consulting fees.