Why Academics Really Use Twitter

The Facebook page “S**t Academics Say” shared two images, which I am passing on below. One is a diagram from Nature about the ways that academics use Twitter. The other is a PHD Comic about the real uses of Twitter by academics. I'll give you the latter first, then the original from Nature that it [Read More...]

Academic Homepage

I'm thinking that I should put this comic from PHD Comics on – or basically, as – my academic web page…   [Read more...]

Frozen as Metaphor for Academia

From PhD Comics via Marc Cortez. On a related note, I finally got to watch the movie Frozen on the plane back from Israel yesterday, and really enjoyed it. [Read more...]

Newton’s Three Laws of Graduation

Via Taptastic   [Read more...]

Paradoc

The PHD Comic Doctor Who parody of the life of a post-doc continues: This isn't the first paradoc they have explored. A while back they did Zeno's:     [Read more...]

Undergraleks

From PHD Comics   [Read more...]

Post-Doctor Who?

From Piled Higher and Deeper   [Read more...]

PhD Studentships: The Worlds of Mandaean Priests

I am delighted to be able to share this research opportunity at the University of Exeter, and am grateful to Daniel Kirk for drawing it to my attention! In addition to it being an exciting opportunity for PhD students, the project itself will result in additional important resources related to the Mandaeans being freely available. [Read More...]

The Sarcastic Method

From PHD Comics. HT Ben Witherington [Read more...]

Alin Suciu’s Thesis Online

Alin Suciu has successfully defended his dissertation – and I wish him heartfelt congratulations! He has kindly made the dissertation available on his blog. It is on the text often referred to as “The Gospel of the Savior” but which Alin emphasizes is not rightly placed in the Gospel genre. Hence the title of his [Read More...]

On Having Your PhD and Eating it Too

Young earth creationists are notorious for two things (among others): a handful of them have obtained a PhD in a relevant scientific domain, doing research the legitimacy of and basis for which they intend to repudiate as soon as they have the letters after their name, with the sole aim of adding legitimacy to the [Read More...]


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