God bless Prof. Adele Mercier: she’s made my fall at least 50% more entertaining than it otherwise might have been. As if she hadn’t dug a deep enough hole with her previous missives, now she’s back with a statement which concludes, “The AMS will get no apology from me, for I have nothing to apologize for. Nor will the AMS get a retraction from me, for I have nothing to retract, only some to add.” Excellent! Let’s see what she has to say this time.
(For the record: yes, I realize how ridiculous my title is. It’s almost as ridiculous as, say, comparing a group of party-goers to the Hitler Youth. But don’t expect me to apologize for it; if you’re offended, just leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to lambast you in a public forum.)