Hats off to Lubos Motl. November 21, 2008Posted by dorigo in internet, personal, physics, science.
Tags: Lubos Motl
No kidding, this post is to finally thank Lubos, who today shows he is much above the average on a very important quality: being able to acknowledge a mistake. Not just that: he is also surprisingly capable of putting aside bad feelings, anger, enmity he sometimes display. The comment he left this morning in my thread (which comes from his private email address and has the right IP) just shows that, plus more. We must tip our hat to him today.
This is a lesson that truth is worth something to him, too. I had lost hope about it on this particular issue. Of this, I myself apologize, and I also apologize to Lubos for the sarcasm I directed at him in my former posts. It was maybe understandable given what he had written about me in his blog, but still excessive.
UPDATE: To clarify (see a comment by Tripitaka below), in the second paragraph above I meant to say that I had incorrectly interpreted the reactions of Lubos to my explanations as a unwillingness to admit his mistake. On this I was wrong and I apologize for my suspects.