On Tuesday 07/05/2005 5:23:50pm, a Mr. Roehlano M. Briones, wrote to Prof. Escultura this letter:
"I have attempted to confirm your story about the Nobel Prize nomination reported in Manila Times and found some anomalies.Prof. Escultura responded
I did a search for "Hieber" and "Jonhasen" in the Royal Swedish Academy website:
I got no hits. Nor do I find the names by checking one-by-one.
Furthermore information from the Nobel Prize website on nominations is clear:
Information about nomination, etc. is kept secret for FIFTY YEARS. Only the winner is informed of the outcome.
Kindly send me your clarification by e-mail. Thank you."
"Yes, it is a hoax and I have a statement about it in the Manila Times.On Wednesday 07/06/2005 0:31:42am, a Mr. Benjamin Flores inquired
"Dear Professor,For which Prof Escultura replied
Now that you have personally admitted as a hoax your "awards", I would like to know when the Manila Times will retract its articles and issue an apology for their flawed reporting?
"The Manila Times will have my statement Thursday. E. E. Escultura"Apprently, the letter did not get published because on Thursday 07/07/2005 4:08:13pm, Benjamin Flores again wrote to Prof. Escultura:
"Dear Professor,The reply was
The Thursday edition of Manila Times did not carry your statement.
Did you actually win the Carl Gauss medal and the Michel Prize as well or was that also part of the hoax?"
"The Times has not yet published my statement. It might appear on the same day the nobel article appeared. No independent verification of Gauss but appears to be independent. Michel Prize there is continuing dialogue with me and I have made the last requirement Tuesday. One of members involved in this project is a victim of the hoax.Then on Friday 07/22/2005 3:40:55pm Richard Viejo asked
E. E. Escultura"
"Dear Professor,Things stood like this until on Tuesday 08/02/2005 7:31:11pm, Professor Escultura wrote
I have an impressionable nephew who studies in Kalayaan College. Would you be so kind to let us know when your retraction will come out in the Manila Times?
"Dear Mr. Viejo,So there it is, Prof. Escultura's belief that the nobel nomination is a hoax lasted for less than 30 days. And how come he came to believe that it was a hoax? The latest entry in his guest book explains
There is no need for rebraction. Everything is GO and will be known in due time.
E. E. Escultura"
"Gentlemen/Madames,Prf. Escultura Apparently missed this quote from Mr. Briones' letter
For those who missed my recent statement, allow me to state it again.
The Nobel nomination is on. My previous assessment that it was a hoax was wrong. The error was stems from a conspiracy to make me believe that it was a haox. I hsve since then been contacted by my nominators to explain the situation and confirm my nomination.
E. E. Escultura"
"Furthermore information from the Nobel Prize website on nominations is clear:Prof. Escultura, unless you won, you are not supposed to know you were even nominated. That you are being informed by your "nominators" that you are nominated is a CLUE that it is a hoax. Please check more carefully.
Information about nomination, etc. is kept secret for FIFTY YEARS. Only the winner is informed of the outcome."
I want to thank Mr. Briones, Mr. Flores, Mr. Viejo and Mr. Reynold (whose letter I did not quote here) for their efforts to set the record straight on this matter even venturing within Prof. Escultura's guest book. To his credit, Prof. Escultura has been very open to all comers in his guest book, and does not seem to censor any of the posts even if the comments are against him.
Escultura Admirer has pointed out that Prof. Esculura has edited out from his guestbook the comments EA quoted regarding the PCIJ and UP. If EEE does not edit comments from othe people, it would seem that he does edit at least his own writings.
I browsed EEE's site and I found out that the EA's quote is still there it's located not in EEE's guestbook but in his message board.
As I was browsing the message board I came upon this entry
Dear friends and colleagues,This message was posted by EEE July 12, 2005 at 7:02 PM. I wonder what kind of conference it was. And why should the transcripts be published only in January?
I just had a conference with Andrew Wiles arranged by Dr. J-L Raymond of Luynes University, France (who awarded me the Michel Prize). He said he agreed with me but wanted more clarification as he is preparing to respond to my detractors. I shall publish the transcript of the conference in my journal in January for historical purposes.
E. E. Escultura
His admission of the Nobel Prize nomination is a hoax can also be seen there