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  •  Another one helping give academics a bad name ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Us 'professors' seem to be convenient whipping boys/girls for all sorts of sins. Usually, it has nothing to do with anything we have ever said. It's usually someone else's misinterpretation of knowledge that they criticize as a strawman. Climate change, anyone.

    At least some of it I put down to bad experiences people had as students. They have to blame someone.

    FWIW, I worked damn hard to earn my title and tenure. In the process, I studied a lot of stuff in far more depth than most people are even aware exists. I also learned to be brutally critical of my own ideas. Better that I trash them first, or the journal reviewers would certainly trash them later.

    That doesn't make me right. It makes me thorough and careful about the observations or analysis that I offer. It also makes me willing to change my position if  I see evidence to the contrary.

    James Tracy didn't seem to learn any of that.


    Maturity: Doing what you know is right - even though you were told to do it

    by grapes on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:09:13 PM PST

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