Originally Posted by tennis tom
Nice job of character assassination guys, dredging up reviews from nearly a decade ago. Sir Issac Newton, the greatest thinker of his time and perhaps ever, was reviled when he was a professor at Cambridge, his classes unattended by any students, who were busy wenching at the pubs or maybe playing court tennis. Being popular by one's students would probably be the least accurate measure of a professor's worth.
If he can't take the heat he shouldn't have started in with the Chumlee analogy. BTW do you have a source for the idea that Newton was reviled as a Trinity College professor? I've read a lot about the man and have never seen a reference to that before. It sounds to me like a rationalization that horrible professors use to get to sleep at night.