Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11 Revisited

A little over a month ago, I accused JHC of forgetting about this blog. Being its originator, I felt it his responsibility to continue to post. He quietly reminded me that I too could have posted. I responded that I would guarantee that I would post when we he wrote something that wasn't of the ``me-too" blog style (this is the style of blogging where someone posts about something and everyone else links to that same thing). Anyway, here is my response.

First, I wanted to point to a really tasteless video collage done by Lubos Motl commemorating the fifth anniversary of 9/11. First some background. Motl is a (to the best of my knowledge, non-permanent) Harvard faculty member in physics. Just so that there is no pretense of objectivity on my part, let me say that I dislike Motl, mainly because I consider him a string theory pundit. However, Motl frequently uses his blog to make all kinds of silly claims. I probably shouldn't dignify his presence with a response, but....