Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Wikipedia article on El Naschie in German!

It was started on April 15th and several people have worked on it according to the edit record. Here's the article.

Awesome. He's not going to like it because it's unflattering and it links to El Naschie Watch.

Let me remind readers about El Naschie's history in localized Wikipedias.

Nasr Ahmed wrote an article about El Naschie in the English Wikipedia, but later requested it be taken down, saying

if you want to delete the article delete it immediately without putting this deletion marks which is considered as an insult to Prof. el naschie. insulting famous and respected people like that is punishable by law and Prof. el naschie is going to take a legal actions if you don't stop that. he wants you to delete the article because he is well known without wikipedia, he doesn't need wikipedia to be known. i created the article for him and unfortunately cannot delete it. can you please delete el naschie article which i created? thank you.

The admins removed it without leaving a trace. This is covered in the following posts:

There is an Arabic wikipedia entry for El Naschie. It is a travesty. Full of lies. Credulous and admiring of the great man. I myself have tried to edit it a couple of times but my efforts always get rolled back and the discussion deleted. These posts tell the story:

Translate English to Arabic
محمد النشائى El Naschie Watch محمد النشائي El Naschie News محمد النشائى محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائى


  1. The Wikipedia links to an awesome Mathematical Reviews review of an El Naschie bogus paper. Since subscription is required to access it, here is the review's text for everyone to read:

    MR1428296 (98b:83036)
    El Naschie, M. S.(4-CAMB-A)
    A note on quantum gravity and Cantorian spacetime. (English summary)
    Chaos Solitons Fractals 8 (1997), no. 1, 131–133.
    83C45 (83C99)

    The author suggests that the use of Cantorian spacetime (not defined in this paper, but apparently to be found in other papers by the author; see, e.g., the collection edited by the author, O. E. Rössler and I. Prigogine [Quantum mechanics, diffusion and chaotic fractals, Pergamon, Oxford, 1995; MR1394491 (96m:81002)]), with a point-to-point notion of time, can effect a reconciliation between quantum mechanics and gravity.
    This paper seems to the reviewer to contain no mathematics.
    Reviewed by J. S. Joel

    Also of relevance is:

    Institution Information for 4-CAMB-A

    Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
    University of Cambridge
    Cambridge CB3 9EW

  2. Another awesome review from El Naschie's pre-fractal-spacetime days:

    MR1146758 (94d:58098)
    El Naschie, M. S.(1-CRNL)
    Peano dynamics as a model for turbulence and strange nonchaotic behaviour.
    Acta Phys. Polon. A 80 (1991), no. 1, 3–13.
    58F13 (76F20)

    From the paper: "The starting point of this analysis is the generally accepted realization that fractals are the carries of complex strange behaviour. Second, we follow Yorke's conjecture that single Cantor sets are somehow the back bone of all strange behaviour. To that we add what is intuitively evident, namely that in one dimension the simplest fractal set is Cantor's middle-third set with dc=log2/log3. If we accept this, then we can claim that in four-dimensional phase space a strange set will typically have a Cantor-like fractal dimension dc≈4.''
    There is plenty of wild speculation and misprints, but no rigorous arguments.
    Reviewed by Christoph Bandt

    Institution Information for 1-CRNL

    Department of Mathematics
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14853

  3. Jason, can you delete the previous one, I pasted the same review twice by accident. The review I meant to post is

    MR1103961 (92b:58147)
    Kapitaniak, T.(PL-PLDZ-MC); El Naschie, M. S.(1-CRNL-A)
    A note on randomness and strange behaviour.
    Phys. Lett. A 154 (1991), no. 5-6, 249–253.
    58F13 (82C03)

    The problem the authors seem to be concerned with stems from their own misreading of the Poincaré map as a representational tool to distinguish strange chaotic attractors from strange nonchaotic ones. The authors present some numerical experiments to estimate Lyapunov exponents which should allow one to distinguish between both cases. However, they disregard an analysis of the Poincaré maps claiming that such maps do not contain the signature for chaotic and nonchaotic behavior. This confusion arises from the fact that a simple qualitative assessment of the Poincaré map, as the authors perform in their work, will of course not reveal differences between both types of attractors. However, they have chosen to cast the problem in terms absolutely equivalent to a proper assessment of the Poincaré map, simply reading the Poincaré map in a different fashion. Moreover, their bringing into the picture a deterministic system forced by random noise does nothing but introduce an additional perversion, for, once more, they assert based on qualitative considerations that the resulting behavior is similar to strange deterministic behavior. Both scenarios belong to entirely different realms which stem from different paradigms.
    Reviewed by Ariel Fernández

  4. I deleted the dupe.

    These reviews are a riot! They need their own post.