I cannot say I am intimately familiar with James’ work but the little I have read did not come off as absolutist as many are saying. James (or anyone else who would like to defend there views here) will always be welcome on ET and I’ve already opened up a request for guest blogs[/url] to anyone who wants to put themselves ‘on the pedestal’ so to speak. With this position brings the potential for both acclaim and criticism. This is an open community and I am sad to see James go because I think he could have offered a counterpoint to many of the discussions we have here and whether it was correct or incorrect would have surely led to thought-provoking discussions. I have spoken to James and he is welcome back if he sees fit.