While searching my e-mail archive for a message from years ago, I stumbled across this unpublished submission to the letters page of the Times Higher Education. More than a decade later, I’m still smarting a little that they didn’t accept it for publication…
From: Moriarty Philip
Sent: 30 November 2008 20:48
Subject: Comment on “‘Clever crazies quitting science” (THE 27 Nov)
Bruce Charlton of the University of Buckingham argues that modern scientists are boring because they are mild-mannered, agreeable, and socially inoffensive (News, 27 November).
What a dickhead.
Philip Moriarty, Condensed Matter Scientist
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD