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    Living proof that advanced degrees are not necessarily a sign of superior intellect. I have also found that the more idiotic a PhD is, the more likely he is to use the title "Dr." outside the academic workplace.
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    Living proof that advanced degrees are not necessarily a sign of superior intellect. I have also found that the more idiotic a PhD is, the more likely he is to use the title "Dr." outside the academic workplace.
    This is true. Generally, those non MD "doctors" that I've run across are pretty self-absorbed and extremely likely to be the first ones to throw their degrees and titles around whenever they are on the losing side of an argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Living proof that advanced degrees are not necessarily a sign of superior intellect. I have also found that the more idiotic a PhD is, the more likely he is to use the title "Dr." outside the academic workplace.

    Hell, my mom's stupid boyfriend has a master's degree in psychology and is retired from working in the field, but he still encourages people to call him "Doc". Maybe it's his buck teeth that encourage it-he kind of does look like a deranged Bugs Bunny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Living proof that advanced degrees are not necessarily a sign of superior intellect. I have also found that the more idiotic a PhD is, the more likely he is to use the title "Dr." outside the academic workplace.
    Or even inside it. Most PhDs I know don't use the title Dr., even with their students. "Professor" is more standard, unless the prof allows students to call him or her by first name. It's odd, really, since "Dr." is from the Latin "docere" (to teach, guide) and the title "Dr" used to imply teacher. The "doctorate" was a license to teach.

    But MDs (Medicinae Doctor) have become almost exclusively identified with "Dr." in social settings, especially in the US. Now, nurses and pharmacists who have earned PhDs (but not MDs) are fighting for the right to be called "Doctor" in medical settings. Technically, they are correct, but the potential confusion for patients is causing a controversy.
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    Most of those people I've encountered who have PhD's wouldn't even THINK of using the "Doctor" handle outside of academia. I think it's pretty much considered arrogant and elitist by going down that road.

    Even many medical doctors I've known don't play that game.

    And DMA's - Doctor of Musical Arts - would be laughed out of their studios if they played that game.

    Most students use the "Doctor" handle as a means of showing proper respect and I would think it's done not because the shingle-holder demands it, but because he really knows his stuff.
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    I spent 40 plus years working daily with more PhD degree holders than the common student runs into in a college career. Not a single one ever referred to themselves as Dr or asked anybody else to do so.

    Requiring use of the honorific is an affliction and affectation of academia and insecurity.

    On an added note: During my role with my first company in the oil patch sector I only had one gentleman request to be called Mr and that included the CEO and the president of the company who both demanded the use of their first name.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    I spent 40 plus years working daily with more PhD degree holders than the common student runs into in a college career. Not a single one ever referred to themselves as Dr or asked anybody else to do so.

    Requiring use of the honorific is an affliction and affectation of academia and insecurity.

    On an added note: During my role with my first company in the oil patch sector I only had one gentleman request to be called Mr and that included the CEO and the president of the company who both demanded the use of their first name.




    So.... who hijacked this thread??
    Oh....yeah. That's right. Trayvon. Again.

    The prof is a moron. 'Nuff said.
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    "[Dorland] is a great academic and has done great things for our university," said Ben Kramer, president of the College Democrats at the University of Maryland.

    "While I do not agree with his choice of words [in the Trayvon Martin reference], I respect and agree with his efforts to foster a dialogue about contentious issues."
    Of course he is. Of course you do.

    Dorland, reached by phone, told FoxNews.com that his goal was merely to stir student interest in the Julian Bond speaking event.

    "I didn't regard it as a political statement, I regarded it as trying to stir some student interest in an activity going on on campus," Dorland told FoxNews.com.
    So you just wanted people to talk about an event, huh. Right.

    How about this next time: "Hey everyone, the former head n*gger in charge is coming to campus. Come out and hear him speak. Free grape drank for all'. I'm sure that will get people talking too. Idiots.
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