Sunday, November 28, 2010

A good round-up of a bad situation

A blog post about Ji-Huan He, Mohamed El Naschie, the Alexandria University upset, John Baez, and more, including links to El Naschie Watch, University Ranking Watch, and the D.D. Guttenplan piece.


Neurobiologists Boris Barbour and Clément Léna write about the unsatisfactoriness of Impact Factor, the Times Higher Education annual world university ranking, Thomson Reuters "world's hottest researchers", and the like. French: La bibliométrie – déjà cassée and English: Bibliometry – already broken. Choose either language and you will not have to suffer a Google translation, which is nice. Go have a look.

I have not been able to obtain M.S. El Naschie, The Brain and E-infinity, International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, vol. 7, no. 2, 2006. It's the second item in this table of contents. If any reader belongs to an institution that wastes its money subscribing to IJNSNS (Impact Factor 5 to 8 depending who you ask) then please make lemonade from that lemon: Provide a copy to El Naschie Watch. I will host it on Scribd. And I will ask Barbour and Léna to review it. They are perfect for the job.

By the way, that issue of IJNSNS not only contains two papers by El Naschie, but one by his brother Amr S. Elnashai.

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18 comments:

  1. Boris Barbour and Clément Léna seem to be regular readers for this blog (elnaschiewatch).

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  2. Nice exhaustive post by Barbour and Léna. DDG should correct his article with their line:

    "The THE did not dare name the researcher, but a blog soon made a plausible suggestion: Mohamed El Naschie

    http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/caltech-mit-princeton-alexandria.html"

    :D

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  3. Nice exhaustive post by Barbour and Léna. DDG should correct his article with their line:

    "The THE did not dare name the researcher, but a blog soon made a plausible suggestion: Mohamed El Naschie

    http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/caltech-mit-princeton-alexandria.html"

    :D

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  4. Nice exhaustive post by Barbour and Léna. DDG should correct his article with their line:

    "The THE did not dare name the researcher, but a blog soon made a plausible suggestion : Mohamed El Naschie

    http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/caltech-mit-princeton-alexandria.html"

    :D

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  5. Nice exhaustive post by Barbour and Léna. DDG should correct his article with their line:
    "The THE did not dare name the researcher, but a blog soon made a plausible suggestion : Mohamed El Naschie
    http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/caltech-mit-princeton-alexandria.html"
    :D

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  6. Hmm. Wasn't quite ready to go public (search engines were blocked). Oh well. I have quickly tweaked some of the language, without much changing the sense. Corrections of the French may happen later.

    I don't seem to have access to the paper you mention, but don't suppose for a moment that I'm competent in e-infinity theory :-)

    PS. Sorry for the utterly default WP theme...

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  7. E-infinity theory is completely vacuous. No competency is needed except about the brain!

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  8. Here's another roundup:
    ron-smith-more-on-academic-ranking

    "There are a number of conclusions that might be drawn from this episode. The most obvious is that any New Zealand university wishing to improve its ranking should immediately offer Dr Naschie a personal chair in whatever field he is publishing in. There would be no need for him to actually come here, or engage in any teaching. It would be sufficient that his outputs are credited. Provided that the university was not Auckland, we should then have two universities in the world top 200."

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  9. Here's another roundup:
    ron-smith-more-on-academic-ranking

    "There are a number of conclusions that might be drawn from this episode. The most obvious is that any New Zealand university wishing to improve its ranking should immediately offer Dr Naschie a personal chair in whatever field he is publishing in. There would be no need for him to actually come here, or engage in any teaching. It would be sufficient that his outputs are credited. Provided that the university was not Auckland, we should then have two universities in the world top 200."

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  10. Here's another roundup:
    http://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.com/2010/11/ron-smith-more-on-academic-ranking.html

    "There are a number of conclusions that might be drawn from this episode. The most obvious is that any New Zealand university wishing to improve its ranking should immediately offer Dr Naschie a personal chair in whatever field he is publishing in. There would be no need for him to actually come here, or engage in any teaching. It would be sufficient that his outputs are credited. Provided that the university was not Auckland, we should then have two universities in the world top 200."

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  11. I don't know if this article has been discuused here before, I had been looking for it for a while:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:IZT6CbnJdGoJ:www.id3m.com

    It's an article by the douche in Akhbar El Adab (News of Literature) edited by his friend Gamal El-Gheitany, a leading Egyptian novelist referenced several times by the douche in Rosa.

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  12. That is brand new to me, thank you!

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  13. Nice exhaustive post by Barbour and Léna. DDG should correct his article with their line:
    "The THE did not dare name the researcher, but a blog soon made a plausible suggestion : Mohamed El Naschie
    http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/caltech-mit-princeton-alexandria.html"
    :D

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  14. Nice exhaustive post by Barbour and Léna. DDG should correct his article with their line:
    "The THE did not dare name the researcher, but a blog soon made a plausible suggestion : Mohamed El Naschie
    http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.com/2010/09/caltech-mit-princeton-alexandria.html"
    :D

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  15. By the way, Barbour and Léna, if you change the default WP theme I will update this post with a new graphic.

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