My first ever publication with a new take on an old problem, showing that issues that other researchers tend to ignore were actually important in explaining some practical problems. I never felt it dismissed the other concerns, but instead showed that something else could be important. Imagine my surprise when I met an older researcher who said that we were now in conflict, and there was a controversy. That researcher had been working on similar issues for a long time, and never saw the point in my paper. So a controversy was ginned up.

The sad thing is that no one but that other person ever knew about the controversy. And I still read papers by that person ignoring the point in our paper. Sad, sad, sad. And pointless.


One response to “Controversy

  1. That is sad, and sounds so old fashioned with the “announcement” that you were now in conflict. Two hundred years ago it would’ve been a duel…

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