We’re still a couple of days out but what the heck. Can’t let the BM have all the fun…

YouTube link

This is a repost from a few years ago at my blog.

Blame revere and doubledoc for this. But let’s bring it. DFH songs wooooot!

Live, so you’ll have something to watch. not my favorite though.

My canonical version is this one

and for the “ethnic, folk types” as one Clancy or another put it…a little visual meat.

Micro Dr. O said:

But not the kind of experience that necessarily equips one with the critical thinking skills required** for a PhD. That kind of knowledge takes years to acquire. You don’t (usually) get it in a masters program, and it’s not (usually) absorbed just by working in a lab.

I have two things I’d like to see a person accomplish in a doctoral program:

1) Reading so deeply and critically into the literature of sub-sub-topic X that they are not only the world’s expert in that topic at this point in time but that they realize that they are the world’s expert.

2) Being able to approach any and all new papers in the literature with the ability to simultaneously maintain the thoughts that “this is all total bullshit” and “this is the awesomez!” with mental citation ticking to justify each position.

Once you are there, you deserve the PhD.