Sunday, March 01, 2009

Posts disappearing

As I have noted earlier, some posts by John Baez and others on certain crackpots having their own Elsevier journal to dump their E-infinity weirdness have disappeared from the net. Luckily, one brave soul keeps copies of this stuff.

Now, I had to learn, that they completely overtook the discussion section of the online version on a Scientific American article on dynamical triangulations and what is even more disturbing, made the weekly quality newspaper "Die Zeit" take down the online version of an article reporting these issues (in German). I would have thought it would take a lot to make a respectable paper with a law department to commit this kind of self censorship.