Martin may not have expected the volume of discussion that was triggered by his first post on this subject but that has not shied him off of the topic. In this blog, Martin attempts to quell the voice of his critics using some older work from Smalltalk. He also offers this insightful comment.
we should be wary of judging the features of a class in one language using the values of another language.
Whether you agree with Martin or not you have to agree that we should all repeat that mantra at least 100 times before taking on such comparisons.