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Monday, August 15, 2005

The Big Day (take thirty-seven)

So Friday at 1 pm, I have to face the music. Unless somebody dies, I can expect roughly a four hour anal reaming about the work I've done over the last six years. Either I'll come out a bona fide Ph.D. or I get to spend the rest of my life saying "I'm not actually a 'scientist', but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!"***

On the upside, I can actually start posting regularly again, with actual scientific content! My first project is slated as a real-life example of emergence in brain function.

****(Oh wait, that's William Dembski!)


  • While you're scheduling your future, don't forget to work in a little time for finding a post-doc or a job!

    You do know that if you take 6 years to graduate, you're expected to be 50% more smarter than those of us who raced through in the allotted 4, right? Your committee will have forms with a little checkbox labeled, "Was the candidate worth all the aggravation of putting up with him/her?", and if they don't check it, you're screwed.

    By Blogger PZ Myers, at 8/15/2005 02:54:00 PM  

  • Best wishes, Evil Monkey. I hope to be in your shoes one day. Looking forward to the new science content.

    By Blogger Miranda, at 8/15/2005 04:15:00 PM  

  • best of luck to ya! remember, your committee is more scared of you than you are of them....

    i, also, am looking forward to the post on emergence---but first things first. go on and handle yours.

    By Blogger randall, at 8/15/2005 05:08:00 PM  

  • Remember to begin your defense with "Cower now, brief mortals..." or "Fear not, for I come to you with tidings of great joy!"

    That should make your defense EXCITING!

    By Blogger Axiom, at 8/19/2005 03:39:00 PM  

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