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March 26, 2014

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Alas, too many people in academia are educated beyond their intelligence, and what you've described is but one of the manifestations of this unfortunate fact.

Which is why I come here. Not because I have found a place where all agree but because we don't. In my own professional life, which revolves around technologies dealing with very high pressures and temperatures I have found that universal agreement portends trouble. And sometimes disaster.

I've always said that the coolest thing about having a PhD is that people who don't know you think you're smart.

Methinks that's one reason why the more rigid among leftists get so het up when right wingers accuse them of intolerance and crushing dissent. It isn't only the RW that has majored in projection.

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