Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 00:40:13 -0400
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Frank Schiffel <dhssresearcher@NETSCAPE.NET>
Subject: Re: OT: Resposnse
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I'm sorry, anybody who spends 10 years in a PhD program is either incredibly lazy, or incredibly incompetent, being kept around for
1. cheap lab work
2. cheap lecturing in undergraduate classes that nobody with a PhD wants to teach
in any case, given some of your responses to this list, I'd argue Joe you're losing more people than you're trying to convert. Maybe next time you should try PR or advertising. Then you might learn how to get your point across.
Ian Whitlock <iw1junk@COMCAST.NET> wrote:
>Your lead paragraph starts off
>Let me see if I can straighten you out a bit and help you get
>your head screwed on properly ...
>... but you should limit yourself to that [SAS programming] and
>not try to foist off story-book versions of Science to the
>unsuspecting. The real behavior of real scientist has almost
>nothing to do with your obviously lay person caricature. I'll
>say a bit more about that below.
>And then later, you do, with
>Having endured over ten years in two different doctoral programs
>in psychology, I think I know quite a bit about Science. Enough
>to conclude that psychology is not and cannot be a Science ...
>We agree that psychology for the most part is not yet a science.
>Now my PhD. is in mathematics, which I would not claim as a field of
>science, but it is known as the language of science and called the
>"Queen of Sciences" by some.
>Consequently, I see a glaring contradiction, when you claim to
>have some knowledge of science based on the fact that you spent
>10 years in pursuing a non-science degree.
>Now I have had no formal training in psychology, but I have
>enough human/layman's intuition of the subject to see from your
>lead paragraph and other messages to SAS-L that, although you may
>need serious help, I can not give it, so I will respond no
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