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  •  Heh, heh. (1+ / 0-)
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    Yeah, I knew you weren't serious, but lots of readers might have thought you were.  Hence my serious reply.

    Dreams?  Mine became nightmares long ago.  I grew up in the Sputnik era and retired post-Ronnie RayGun, with colleagues who knew SDI "Star Wars" was a physics hoax but took the federal largesse anyway.

    Ain't no limit to humans' ability to tailor their beliefs to those of their paymasters.  We can't fix willful stupid.

    Good luck on your dissertation and your defense.  Them was the days!

    (-7.62,-7.33) Carbon footprint 12.6 metric tons. l'Enfer, c'est les autres.

    by argomd on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:01:23 PM PDT

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    •  dissertation (1+ / 0-)
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      funny thing is that my dissertation has absolutely nothing to do with evolution...  I think I should enter this diary into the procrastination hall of fame.

      •  But by no means less valuable for being so. (1+ / 0-)
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        I just hope you have a broad enough window to enjoy (!) the creation of that dissertation and to turn it into what you want it to be.  If you do have that freedom, please savor it.  Almost any job outside of a tenured professorship means significant compromises of that freedom.  Perpetual post-docs are soul-killing.

        Doing science is like eating the very best dark chocolate.  Doing science you truly love is having lots of that chocolate and no need to watch your weight.

        If this is an example of what's on your mind as you prepare to enter the professional science community, then I fully expect to be hearing about you in years ahead.

        BTW, did you know that Eugenie Scott has just announced her imminent retirement from the National Center for Science Education?  Their focus has been evolution, but it's moving to climate change.  You might consider finding out more about the organization.

        (-7.62,-7.33) Carbon footprint 12.6 metric tons. l'Enfer, c'est les autres.

        by argomd on Mon May 06, 2013 at 11:41:27 PM PDT

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