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galathaea

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Re: Lubos Motl's forced resignation from Harvard University Physics Department
Posted: Jan 23, 2007 8:04 PM
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lubos has been hunting for cranks for some time

he is very full of himself
and overconfident as many intelligent young men become

perhaps this will humble his certainty
maybe grow him some perspective on what is important
and how damaged and damaging he has become...

On Jan 23, 2:06 pm, Jack Sarfatti <sarfa...@pacbell.net> wrote:
> Memorandum for the Record
>
> I complained to Amazon about Lubos Motl smearing Woit's & Smolin's
> anti-string theory books as "crank" and "crackpot." At least he reviewed
> those. In my case he never bought any of my books about UFOs,
> paranormal, quantum physics, relativity, my autobiography, etc from
> Amazon, he does not own them, he never read them, and yet he tagged them
> with insults and slurs. It now looks like Amazon will not allow
> non-customers who did not buy the books from them to tag them with
> slander and libelous language in acts of personal vengeance as was so in
> the case of Lubos Motl. Motl insults Sir Roger Penrose as "disconnected"
> from Reality, but at least he reviewed Roger's book. It's one thing for
> people to flame each other in e-mail, it's quite another to do it
> irresponsibly like Lubos Motl making financially damaging comments under
> false circumstances commenting negatively on books never read without
> specific details in a review to substantiate the allegations.
>
> People like Lubos who live in glass houses should not throw stones
>
> http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~motl/
>
> Lubos was, in reality, fired last week or so from Harvard Physics
> Department (outwardly he "resigned" - but no one willingly resigns from
> Harvard in mid-year obviously) for precisely this kind of unprofessional
> public activity. Too much blogging and calling people bad names and too
> little research. Not wise for a young man without tenure. BTW for the
> record I had nothing to do with Harvard's decision and did not at all
> try to get Lubos fired. I only found out about his tags of my books
> after he tendered his resignation. Lubos, of course, uses me as his
> scapegoat in this tawdry affair. Wikipedia should learn from Amazon. It
> was Lubos Motl working for Shermer et-al at CSICOPS who got me into the
> War with Wiki and whose associate Calton Bolick keeps false information
> on me in my bio, e.g. me and Uri Geller. They keep "reverting"
> corrections to distorted information about what allegedly happened in
> 1975 as if it is true today in 2007 - that is Calton's doing. Jaron
> Lanier's description of Wikipedia as "Digital Maoist" Cult attempting to
> take over the Internet like The Borg is apt.
>
> Somewhere on Wiki Lubos writes I did not write to his bosses but he
> seems to have forgotten that. In any case it was Lubos who fired the
> first shot across my bow, not the other way round and, again I repeat, I
> played no active role in ending his short career in the Physics Big
> Leagues at Harvard. He did it all by his little self without any help
> from me. Let him blame Karmic Destiny. ;-)
>
> PS, It also appears that Lubos has made blacklists for webmaster of
> Harvard Physics with names like "scum", "criminals", "cranks" and
> "crackpots" - sounds like Lubos since he invented some of those tags on
> Amazon now removed.
>
> References
> Exhibit A:
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> Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:57:05 -0500 (EST)
> From: Lubos Motl <m...@physics.harvard.edu>
> To: Jack Sarfatti <sarfa...@pacbell.net>
> Subject: Re: Has China shot down a US NRO Satellite starting real Space War?
> In-Reply-To: <ED162CB0-40DD-4781-8480-7FC42AC99...@pacbell.net>
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> Incidentally, you were the first external person who has created a very
> unpleasant situation for me at Harvard, and this has repeated itself lots
> of times and this fucked up job has always been used as a tool to
> blackmail me. I don't want to be blackmailed and manipulated like that all
> the time. Best, Lubos
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> E-mail: l...@matfyz.cz fax: +1-617/496-0110 Web:http://lumo.matfyz.cz/
> eFax: +1-801/454-1858 work: +1-617/384-9488 home: +1-617/868-4487
> (call)
> Webs:http://schwinger.harvard.edu/~motl/ http://motls.blogspot.com/
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Exhibit B.
> From: m...@physics.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: Penrose on the Maldacena conjecture & Ed Witten
> Date: January 19, 2007 6:55:32 AM PST
> To: sarfa...@pacbell.net
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> I don't depend on any grant but I just resigned. It's probably not your
> business to ask, is it? Best, Lubos
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> E-mail: l...@matfyz.cz fax: +1-617/496-0110 Web:http://lumo.matfyz.cz/
> eFax: +1-801/454-1858 work: +1-617/384-9488 home: +1-617/868-4487
> (call)
> Webs:http://schwinger.harvard.edu/~motl/ http://motls.blogspot.com/
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Exhibit C.
> From: m...@feynman.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: The Wit & Wisdom of Lubos Motl on George Chapline & Lisa
> Randall ;-)
> Date: April 6, 2006 12:07:47 PM PDT
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>
> Dear Jack,
> I've read most of this text of yours and it's entertaining. Thanks,
> Lubos
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> E-mail: l...@matfyz.cz fax: +1-617/496-0110 Web:http://lumo.matfyz.cz/
> eFax: +1-801/454-1858 work: +1-617/384-9488 home: +1-617/868-4487
> (call)
> Webs:http://schwinger.harvard.edu/~motl/ http://motls.blogspot.com/
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Jack Sarfatti
> sarfa...@pacbell.net
> "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research,
> would it?"
> - Albert Einsteinhttp://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=23999http://lifeboat.com/ex/bios.jack.sarfattihttp://qedcorp.com/APS/Dec122006.ppthttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1310681739984181006&q=Sarfat...http://www.flickr.com/photos/lub/sets/72157594439814784


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