In a blow to the physics weblog community, Christine Dantas has closed her weblog, and deleted all of the posts but one. She outlines her reasons on Physics Forum. She had gotten embroiled in the fight over string theory (even in the Brazilian media), and as she put it:
You see, I do not have the right temperament for “living in the blogosphere”…
I am a quiet person, and wish to go back to my quiet life, to my quiet readings and studies.
It’s a fairly tragic development: Christine had been teaching herself various alternate approaches to quantum gravity, and would summarize her readings. It was evolving into a handy guide to the literature. She was also unfailingly polite, an obvious rarity on the internet.
Via the comments at Not Even Wrong.