On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 22:06:04 GMT, Jack Sarfatti <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Are you kidding ? Obnoxious and judgemental, slanderous, negative, halfway-informed, insulting ... just watch, he'll land a job as a science consultant for CNN, FOX or one of the others. Hey, Mark Furman was a racist, abusive, evidence-falsifying all-'round bad cop and now he's the 'expert' CNN uses anytime there's an issue involving police. He should be in jail, but instead he's on prime time.