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May 23, 2013
I would like to defend at some PhD's. Only some of us are useless. I managed to get my PhD and stay a generalist. I still turn wrenches and get my hands dirty. When I first started one of the techs I worked with didn't realize I was a PhD for several months. So not all of us are useless though we may be legends in our own minds
 
 
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May 23, 2013
PhD. Pile it Higher and Deeper. Kinda depends on what you're piling up there...Put this guy in the same cubicle as Wally - that might produce some interesting results...
 
 
May 23, 2013
I had a professor who made this point (he was a Boeing exec who taught part-time). We always referred to him as "Mr...", and one day someone asked why we didn't call him Dr since he had a PhD. His response was perfect. "I'm not a medical doctor. All a PhD means is that you know EVERYTHING [pregnant pause] about a very narrow subject. Your discertation has to be about a totally new angle that no one ever wrote about before. It's an interesting vigorous exercise to complete a program, but it means nothing in the real world." I've never heard such balance before (explains why he worked in the real world and not regularly in academia).
 
 
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May 23, 2013
It's scary what all these overqualified incompetents end up doing in society. Aren't these the sorts who end up dreaming up mental illnesses and prescriptions as well?
 
 
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May 23, 2013
Over-educated *Phd fools* are a rich vein to mine for humor.

Running academics to its logical end does not make one a genius, its means one is out of touch with the frightening reality that was being avoided by staying in school forever.

Common sense isn't so common with the Phd types. Make this guy a regular character!
 
 
 
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