Saturday, December 11, 2010

Luboš Motl on Lisi and Weatherall

In this comment Zahy drew attention to an attack by Luboš Motl on Garerett Lisi and Jim Weatherall, Lisi's coauthor in A Geometric Theory of Everything.

I mentioned it on this blog here, but I should have gone into more detail. Luboš was brutal toward Weatherall. He tells a story of teaching a physics course at Harvard with Xi Yin. Weatherall was one of the worst students and got a C purely out of compassion, he says.

Blogging your own student's bad grades seems like an outrageous breach of trust to me, if not actually illegal, and Luboš was criticized for it in the comments, but he was unrepentant.

I recognize that there is a certain irony in the blogmaster of El Naschie Watch saying that another blogger isn't being nice.

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  1. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Sunday, December 12. Paris «Communism», Moscow «capitalism». Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    Name dropping by El Naschie. Nasser, Bertrand Russell, Kwame Nkrumah. The unfortunate John Kenneth Galbraith suffers the Curse of the Dead at the great man's hands today, unable to defend himself against the embarrassing accusation of having been El Naschie's friend and teacher. El Naschie also calls His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia "my beloved friend".

    It is not a very interesting column today. He's doing what he always does with the multi-parters. In the first one or two he bloviates boringly. In the last part, if we're lucky, he'll say something interesting about himself. If we're less lucky he'll attack Israel or praise Mubarak.

  2. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Monday, December 13. Opium War. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    El Naschie compares the British-Chinese Opium War with the American-Chinese wrangling over policy affecting the dollar's strength. Boring! Don't bother.