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  • Three Things Only a PhD Can Believe

    05/22/2013 2:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    SALVO ^ | 05/22/2013 | Louis Markos
    It is often believed that people who have PhDs are possessed of higher self-esteem and greater independent thought than the average population. As a PhD myself, I fully understand why people believe this. The rigorous studying, testing, and writing required to receive a doctorate should free the PhD's mind from the idols of the marketplace and teach him that great truth that Socrates discovered: the more we learn, the more we realize what we do not know. That's what should happen. What I have more often found (in myself, as well as in others) is that the knowledge acquired puffs...
  • The Ph.D Bust: America's Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts

    02/25/2013 7:05:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 02/25/2013 | Jordan Weissmann
    Politicians and businessmen are fond of talking about America's scientist shortage -- the dearth of engineering and lab talent that will inevitably leave us sputtering in the global economy. But perhaps it's time they start talking about our scientist surplus instead. I am by no means the first person to make this point. But I was compelled to try and illustrate it after reading a report from Inside Higher Ed on this weekend's gloomy gathering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In short, job prospects for young science Ph.D.'s haven't been looking so hot these last few...
  • The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps (From Graduate School to Welfare)

    01/10/2013 8:57:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | 01/10/2013 | Stacey Patton
    "I am not a welfare queen," says Melissa Bruninga-Matteau. That's how she feels compelled to start a conversation about how she, a white woman with a Ph.D. in medieval history and an adjunct professor, came to rely on food stamps and Medicaid. Ms. Bruninga-Matteau, a 43-year-old single mother who teaches two humanities courses at Yavapai College, in Prescott, Ariz., says the stereotype of the people receiving such aid does not reflect reality. Recipients include growing numbers of people like her, the highly educated, whose advanced degrees have not insulated them from financial hardship. "I find it horrifying that someone who...
  • Madison, WI: Anti-Walker pro-union protester attacks 10-year-old.

    02/28/2011 1:47:20 PM PST · by sbMKE · 44 replies
    Madison Police Department ^ | 2/27/11 | Madison Police Dept
    Police Incident Reports Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit @ (608) 266-4075. Incident report for Case#2011-53447 Released 02/28/2011 at 11:29 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain Incident Type Special Event Incident Date 02/27/2011 - 10:44 AM Address State Street Arrested Gozde Cakici, age 29, Madison Ms. Cakici was cited for disorderly conduct. Victim Female, age 10, Milwaukee Details A 29-year old Madison woman was cited for disorderly conduct Sunday morning...
  • Ceiba Study – Guest Post by Christy Porucznik, PhD

    01/26/2011 4:43:58 AM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 2 replies
    Blogging Mothers Magazine ^ | January 20th, 2011 | Christy Porucznik
    Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a topic of interest to many different people. There are many different NFP methods based upon systemic observation of biomarkers – changes in cervical fluid and basal body temperature. There has been rigorous research on some of the methods. The Creighton Model Fertility *Care* System is one Natural Family Planning Method that teaches couples to recognize and chart the signs of fertility and infertility in the womans cycle and to use that knowledge to either achieve or avoid a pregnancy. The method is natural, safe and effective, and it helps the couple understand their fertility....
  • Pelosi believes Giffords will return

    01/19/2011 4:26:19 PM PST · by redk · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she thinks Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will one day return to Congress. Pelosi said she believed that Giffords, the victim of an assassination attempt on Jan. 8, would one day return to her seat in the House. "Yes, I think so," Pelosi said on CNN's "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" when asked if she thought Giffords would return to Congress. The Arizona lawmaker has been hospitalized in Tucson, Ariz., since she was shot in the head during an attack at a constituent meeting. Despite the severity of her injury, doctors...
  • Should Pastors Get PhDs? (Not recommended. It's a lot of work, and the payoff is really small)

    05/19/2010 11:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 308+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2010 | John Piper
    The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Rev. Piper, Having been through PhD studies, would you recommend other pastors pursue this course of education? You mean, already-pastoring pastors or planning-to-be pastors? I'll answer both. If you're already a pastor, I wouldn't get a PhD. It's a lot of work, and the payoff is really small. Really small. When I say really small, I don't mean studying the Bible is small payoff. But the way most PhD programs are set up it is small payoff. Because you have to read so much junk in order to get your PhD....
  • Detained American Wants to Serve in NK Military

    01/31/2010 7:47:25 AM PST · by Flavius · 16 replies · 565+ views
    korea times ^ | 1.30.10 | korea times
    An American citizen who illegally recently entered North Korea reportedly told the North authorities that he came to the communist country because he "hates capitalism" and expressed desire to serve in the North Korean military, a South Korean major daily said on Saturday. Citing an unnamed North Korean source, the Donga Ilbo said the American citizen, whose identity has yet to be known, said he said he did not "want to become a cannon fodder in the capitalist military," and "wants to serve in the North Korean military."
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 9-23-08

    09/23/2008 2:47:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies · 195+ views
    michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 9-23-08 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Savage Nation! Tuesday, September 9, 2008

    09/09/2008 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 36 replies · 118+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • 6 years of Ph.D. work denied, so he sues

    06/03/2008 11:09:57 AM PDT · by Borges · 169 replies · 160+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 2, 20 | STEVE PATTERSON
    Peter Beckway spent six years working toward a Ph.D. in English literature, racking up nearly all A's, winning a prestigious teaching assistantship, and earning a 3.88 grade-point average. All that remained were the final exam and oral presentation, each to be scored by a panel of professors he chose. So Beckway was "devastated" when that panel ridiculed his written work and said he wouldn't get the chance to deliver his oral presentation. And, they added, he wouldn't be getting a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago or anywhere else. Now, Beckway is suing the five professors on the...
  • Dr. Greenspan's Amazing Invisible Thesis

    03/29/2008 4:48:31 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 1,058+ views
    Barron's ^ | 31 March 2008 | JIM MCTAGUE
    Auerbach, portrays Greenspan as a real-life Professor Marvel -- who, through double-talk or "garblement," transformed himself into a mighty economic wizard ŕ la Oz. Auerbach strongly implies that Greenspan's 1977 Ph.D. from New York University was obtained in a few months with little more rigor than a matchbook-cover art degree and that Greenspan has kept his Ph.D. thesis secret in order to protect his vaunted academic reputation. Although Auerbach's evidence is circumstantial, it certainly is provocative. For years, NYU told the public that, at Greenspan's request, the thesis was locked away from public view in a vault at its Bobst...
  • Left Pipeline: Why Conservatives Don’t Get Doctorates

    02/20/2008 6:39:26 PM PST · by M. Dodge Thomas · 66 replies · 975+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Matthew Woessner, Ph.D., April Kelly-Woessner, Ph.D.
    A study by two conservative researchers attempting to determine why conservatives are underrepresented on college and university faculties. The conclusion is while some portion of this imbalance can be traced to "bias" and "discrimination", a large part results from a decision by students with conservative values not to pursue a career with limited economic potential that also requires sacrifice of family commitments to achieve academic advancement. "Since conservatives place an especially high priority on financial security and raising a family, the academy needs to make efforts to adopt more family-friendly policies... "As graduate school is not financially lucrative and pre-tenure...
  • Analysis: Universities overproduce Ph.Ds

    01/20/2008 11:47:53 AM PST · by decimon · 119 replies · 106+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2008 | JUSTIN POPE
    College students are getting a raw deal, a recent New York report asserted. The problem is they're taking too many classes from part-time, or adjunct, professors. But that same report unwittingly revealed something about how higher education is more culpable than it likes to admit when it comes to creating the problem. The issue is a huge one in higher education far beyond New York, with about half of the nation's college faculty now on part-time contracts. Adjuncts are cheaper for colleges, but they often lack the time and resources for focused teaching, and research shows students' performance suffers if...
  • Why Academia Leans to the Left

    12/27/2007 11:49:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 321+ views
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | December 26, 2007
    Why do PhDs in academia tend to be politically liberal? A paragraph in Science magazine’s feature “Random Samples” on December 21 suggested a reason: conservatives value other goals, like going into business to make money, or choosing to stay home and raise a family... ... It appears that conservatives are the fittest, working hard to pass on their genes, while liberals are like parasites, advancing primarily by taking over the host (the classroom) and churning out clones to infect other cells. A university setting is a contrived, unnatural environment where the parasites thrive. In the open air of true academic...
  • American Brain Drain (U.S.-born Ph.D.s are hard to come by.)

    11/30/2007 3:58:44 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 93 replies · 657+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 27 November 2007 | Editorial Staff
    One myth dogging the immigration debate is that employers are fibbing (or grossly exaggerating) when they claim that hiring foreign professionals is unavoidable because U.S.-born Ph.D.s are hard to come by. But a new report on doctorates from U.S. universities shows they're telling the truth, and then some. Foreign-born students holding temporary visas received 33% of all research doctorates awarded by U.S. universities in 2006, according to an annual survey by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. That number has climbed from 25% in 2001. But more to the point of business competitiveness, foreign students comprised...
  • Blaming whitey

    09/13/2006 3:09:53 AM PDT · by Clive · 18 replies · 1,140+ views
    National Post ^ | Barbara Kay
    In his Sept. 2 National Post column, George Jonas noted that if universities had been eliminated around 1900, we'd have been spared the devastating effects of many toxic ideologies, which needed mass production and distribution vehicles -- those vulnerable empty vessels known as students -- to sow their ruinous messages amongst the general population. He cited, amongst others, the scourges of anti-Semitism (in the guise today of anti-Zionism), Communism, National-Socialism, eco-fascism and militant feminism, all of which have depended on universities for transmuting ideology into laws, social policy, foreign relations, and cultural identity. I'm inclined to agree with Jonas; but...
  • China #1 in Producing Ph. Ds

    07/06/2006 6:36:16 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 2 replies · 304+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 29, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    China, number one again; it has turned out more Ph.Ds last year than any other country in the world. But a Ph. D. does not a good teacher make. Quality of teaching is being seriously questioned in China. Professors are caught up in 1. The publish or perish mentality 2. Raising funds and 3. Attending conferences, making them absent from class. Gee, it sounds like the same problem there is with traditional colleges in America, no? As a result, China has had some problems with plagiarism in the recent past. In the near future, the Chinese universities are likely to...
  • Research Fraud Rampant in China

    05/15/2006 6:40:14 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies · 243+ views
    Christian Science Monitor (online0 ^ | May 16, 2006 | Robert Marquand
    BEIJING – The stunning revelation of fraud and fakery in the heart of China's R&D industry has vindicated a feisty set of scholars who are gaining traction in exposing a culture of fraud and corruption in China's colleges. Just days ago authorities revealed that the Hanxin digital signal chip, a so-called "Chinese chip" designed to enhance home-grown computer technology, is not an original. Chen Jin, "father of the Chinese chip," evidently used a product from a foreign firm to win a lucrative bid in 2003 - ironically, to spearhead a much publicized patriotic national drive to create a Chinese For...
  • Blue-collar envy: Skilled trades appeal to underemployed Ph.D.

    04/04/2006 9:58:28 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 193 replies · 3,720+ views
    Computerworld ^ | APRIL 04, 2006 | Elva Angelique Van Devender
    My husband jokes that I should have been an electrician. In this age of outsourcing and job insecurity, the trades seem to us to be the best professions of the future. To be sure, most aren't glamorous and are often physically demanding. But a number seem to have financial security and stability, and their job portability doesn't hurt, either. Many of us white-collar employees don't get to choose where we will live; we must go wherever our employer requires us. Many folks in the trades can command a good income, choose their own hours, and put down roots in a...
  • Honorary PhD to Prince Charles from al-Azhar University

    03/21/2006 8:42:38 AM PST · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 617+ views
    MENA ^ | March 21, 2006
    Egypt: Honorary PhD to Prince Charles from al-Azhar University MENA Tuesday, March 21, 2006 CAIRO, March 21 (MENA) - Al-Azhar Univeristy on Tuesday granted British Crown Prince Charles an honorary PhD degree. President of al-Azhar University Ahmed Mohammed al-Tayib granted Prince Charles the degree at a ceremony attended by Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi and Minister of Awqaf Hamdy Zaqzouq. Tayib expressed appreciation of the stance of Prince Charles towards Islam and Muslims and his intensive efforts for realising rapprochement among civilisations. (Description of Source: Cairo MENA in English -- government news agency) -------------------------------------- For more translations...
  • Ph.D.s in America on the decline

    08/18/2005 5:04:35 PM PDT · by bloggodocio · 61 replies · 1,118+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 18-AUG-05 | THOMAS HARGROVE
    The number of Americans earning doctoral degrees has declined in recent years, renewing worries that the United States is losing its dominance in Ph.D.-level education to rapidly developing nations like China and India. The National Center for Education Statistics recently reported that 44,160 Ph.D.s were awarded by U.S. universities in 2002, down from the high-water mark of 46,010 doctorates awarded in 1998. All other education degrees are up dramatically. The Census Bureau reported that the number of Americans who obtained a bachelor's degree increased from 32 million in 1990, or 20 percent of the population then, to more than 44...
  • Piled Higher and Deeper

    06/01/2005 10:53:27 PM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies · 1,019+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/02/05 | Mike Adams
    When I graduated from college, one of my old high school friends said that a B.S. degree stood for "B.S." When I got my M.S. degree, he said it stood for "More S...". When I got my PhD, he said that stood for "Piled Higher and Deeper." At the time, I just thought he was just jealous. But recent events in higher education have caused me to rethink my position. For example, I learned this week that Olga Gershenson, a professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Barbara Penner, a professor of...
  • Ecoterrorist Will Spend Seven Years in Federal Prison - (he should have gotten 30 years)

    05/05/2005 7:21:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 825+ views
    HEARTLAND.ORG ^ | MAY 3, 2005 | DIANE CAROL BAST
    A federal judge ruled on April 18 that 24-year-old William Jensen Cottrell should serve more than seven years in federal prison and pay more than $3.5 million in restitution for an August 2003 firebombing spree that damaged or destroyed some 125 sport utility vehicles at dealerships and homes outside Los Angeles. Cottrell will be required to serve at least 85 percent of the eight-year, four-month sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner. Cottrell was convicted in November 2004 of seven counts of arson and one of conspiracy. He was acquitted of the most serious charge, using a...
  • Columbia University's Hysterical Professor

    12/01/2004 7:19:44 AM PST · by stevejackson · 39 replies · 3,337+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/1/2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Others may have sympathized on learning that Hamid Dabashi, a professor of Middle East studies at Columbia University, felt threatened by a graduate student at his own university, but not me. The incident began late on Sept. 27, 2004, when Victor Luria, a Ph.D. candidate in genetics and a former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, wrote Dabashi an e-mail taking strong exception to what Dabashi had written about the IDF in an article, "For a Fistful of Dust: A Passage to Palestine," he published in the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Ahram. In response, Luria wrote to Dabashi: I have rarely seen...
  • Why Morality Matters

    07/04/2004 8:49:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 3,662+ views
    e-mail | February 2004 | Steven C. Bonta, Ph.D.
    Why Morality Matters by Steven C. Bonta, Ph.D. It is my conviction that the greatest threat to our free republic is moral decline. It is becoming fashionable nowadays to discount or ignore completely the relationship between morality and political liberty. Perhaps this is because the deteriorating moral culture in the modern United States of America seeks to be its own justification. Freedom, some believe, can flourish independently of moral standards, as long as we allow every man uninhibited license in his so-called “personal lifestyle choices.” This badly flawed notion is going to be the death of our republic, unless...
  • U.S. Is Losing Its Dominance in the Sciences

    05/03/2004 7:06:39 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 47 replies · 1,424+ views
    May 3, 2004 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    U.S. Is Losing Its Dominance in the Sciences By WILLIAM J. BROAD Published: May 3, 2004 The United States has started to lose its worldwide dominance in critical areas of science and innovation, according to federal and private experts who point to strong evidence like prizes awarded to Americans and the number of papers in major professional journals. Foreign advances in basic science now often rival or even exceed America's, apparently with little public awareness of the trend or its implications for jobs, industry, national security or the vigor of the nation's intellectual and cultural life. Advertisement "The rest of...
  • Total Vanity--PhD Humor

    05/07/2003 7:03:42 AM PDT · by boris · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Boris | Unknown
    Can any freeper help me to find a document that once crossed my email, containing a list of superhuman questions which demonstrated qualifications for a PhD? As I recall it was purportedly from a midwestern university and contained questions such as "What is the total weight of snow that falls within the confines of the campus in a typical winter?"... Saw it, smiled, then trashed it. Someone else must know where it can be found...I hope... TIA, Boris
  • QUESTION #54

    02/14/2003 2:51:46 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 129+ views
    The Answer Book ^ | 1989 | Dr. Samuel C Gipp
    QUESTION: Shouldn't we respect the education of our many "Drs." in the issue of the Bible? ANSWER: Yes. IF there is any education associated with their degree.