Sunday, April 17, 2011

On the matter of El Naschie's sockpuppetry

Some time ago I had an exchange with our reader and contributor Zahy about the authorship of what are now 85 or so E-infinity communications. Zahy believed that certain of them were written by the great man himself. I doubted it because I thought he could not be so pretentious as to refer to himself in the third person. Could he?


It was known that as recently as a couple of years ago El Naschie claimed not to use the Internet and had others perform menial tasks like typing for him. So it made sense to refer to those who defended him in comment threads like SCIAM and FQXi-395 as "sockpuppets" even if El Naschie were not the sock puppeteer in his own flesh. There was no direct evidence, so we were content to use the term loosely.

But now please compare the following two passages.


PASSAGE ONE

This is from E-infinity babbles on interminably and it is also found in E-infinity communication 1.

Dear All,

Even the most gullible, unsuspecting and least inclined to a conspiracy theory must be asking themselves by now why all this viscous [sic] attack not only against E-infinity and fractal spacetime as a theory but far worse against Prof. Ji-Huan He, L. Marek-Crnjac, Prof. Mohamed El Naschie, Gerardo Iovane and in fact every single member of the E-infinity group. Who is behind all that? Who is behind El Naschie Watch and the daily hundreds of perverted viscous [sic] comments aimed at any and everybody who has anything good to say about us, particularly Prof. El Naschie and Prof. He?


PASSAGE TWO

This is from an email that has been forwarded to El Naschie Watch.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chaossf@aol.com
Date: Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM
Subject: Fwd: golden mean
To: gord@ryerson.ca, maz_habeeb@yahoo.com, leila.marek@guest.arnes.si, iovane@diima.unisa.it, oeross@web.de, ervingoldfain@hotmail.com, mheddini@yahoo.com, snada@qu.edu.qa, olsens@cf.edu, shalayka@gmail.com

With their permission I forward the letter from Mohamed [El Naschie] to Prof. [Ji-Huan] He which may contain items of interest to you.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chaossf@aol.com
To: jhhe@dhu.edu.cn
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 15:56:59 EST
Subject: golden mean

Dear Prof. He,

Even the most gullible, unsuspecting and least inclined to a conspiracy theory must be asking themselves by now why all this viscous [sic] attack not only against E-infinity and fractal spacetime as a theory but far worse against you, Marek-Crnjac, myself, Gerardo Iovane and in fact every single member of our group. Who is behind all that? Who is behind El Naschie Watch and the daily hundreds of perverted viscous [sic] comments aimed at every and anybody who has anything good to say about us, particularly you and me?

I am flabbergasted. Each time I think "He wouldn't!" I turn out to be wrong. It's like my error in assuming that he wouldn't be so brazen as to photoshop intimate scenes of himself with Nobel Laureates.

The lesson: Never, never put anything past Mohamed El Naschie.


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3 comments:

  1. Dear Jason, you may be interested in this post:

    http://ilblogdiangelojannone.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html

    Have fun!

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  2. Oh, that's excellent. Thank you!

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  3. Who's behind El Naschie Watch? The Mossad, of course. And the Great Man knows that very well - as he told that fact in the Elbeet Betak show to Khairy Ramadan. LOL

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