A small Peter Woit ? June 19, 2007Posted by dorigo in Blogroll, humor, personal, physics, science.
I am rather amused, if a bit perplexed, to have fallen in disgrace at Lubos Motl’s court, The Reference Frame. In a post titled Rumors about the God particle, which he let out yesterday, he describes me as
“a person […] (who) likes to paint himself as a very important person and he enjoys if his readers get excited about his mystifications, speculations, and propaganda. He’s like a small Peter Woit which is no coincidence because he is a frequent visitor of the notorious crackpot’s blog.”
Hmm, but doesn’t that mean that Lubos also visits Woit’s blog ? Otherwise how can he possibly know if I leave the occasional comment there ? Or maybe does he visit Not Even Wrong just because he wants to keep an archive of friends and foes ?
In any case, it transpires Lubos Motl cataloged me as a small crackpot. I am happy to see his definition is loose enough to allow very different personalities to be encompassed by it – or, to paraphrase Groucho Marx, I am happy to belong to a club that accepts people unlike me as members.
As for Lubos, I feel he deserves credit for always speaking his mind, be it fanatism about string theory, anti-global-warming propaganda, or jealousy for not being cited as a source of information by science magazines and media. But I do not mean to be too hard to him – for some reason, I find him a rather interesting person. I’d actually like to meet him one day, and maybe I will. You coming to PASCOS , Lubos ?