Modesty, Thy Name Is Trivers

Modesty, Thy Name Is Trivers April 3, 2014

Rutgers suspends prof whose greatness renders him unable to teach courses that are beneath him

“I don’t want to sound immodest, but I am one of the greatest social theorists in evolutionary biology alive, period,” Trivers told the campus newspaper. “I won the Crafoord Prize, which is considered the Nobel Prize for evolution, [worth] half a million dollars. I’m not an underperformer.”

In a fine act of academic gutlessness, the suspension is with pay. Some people call this “vacation”.

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