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Indian with 22 MA degrees, 5 PhDs, and 3 D.Lits

  1. Dec 27, 2009 #1

    ranger

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    http://sify.com/news/22-MA-degrees-...ssor-learns-on-news-National-jm1mudaefid.html

    I thought one of my undergrad profs with 1 PhD and 3 MSc was too much, but this guy wants more! Talk about a life dedicated to academic learning.
     
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    my hero
     
  4. Dec 27, 2009 #3
    I wonder how well he utilized his knowledge.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2009 #4

    cronxeh

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    Not my first choice of subjects, but still impressive, an inspiration.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2009 #5

    Pengwuino

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    /unimpressed
     
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  8. Dec 27, 2009 #7
    looks like astrology is actually taught in universities.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedic_astrology

     
  9. Dec 27, 2009 #8

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    Curious what impresses some of you. My idea of impressive is getting a phD and contributing a lifetime of work and publications in a field.

    What being in school all your life accomplishes, I have no idea, nor do I care.

    My reaction......meh.
     
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  12. Dec 27, 2009 #11

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    Getting an article written about you.

    People who are in school forever around here are called bums afraid of the real world.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2009 #12
    meh, it's like trying to get all of the merit badges in boyscouts.
    good base of knowledge, but almost a waste of time
     
  14. Dec 27, 2009 #13

    ranger

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    Okay, so what is the big deal? I don't see anyone making the same kinda fuss over theology and other religious studies. :confused:
     
  15. Dec 27, 2009 #14
    There's a Buddhist quote about getting fat from attaining too much knowledge but utilizing none of it; I was trying to find it..
     
  16. Dec 27, 2009 #15
    If someone wants to get a masters degree in astrology, well good for them. But I don't think academia is a place for this.

    http://astrology.wikia.com/wiki/Vedic_Astrology

     
  17. Dec 27, 2009 #16
    Well, most of the older religions have similar nonsense which are taught all over the world.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2009 #17

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    Sorry Ranger. It's a black mark no matter where it happens. There was a thread here a few months ago about some Isralie clerics on a plane, acting like idiots...
     
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  19. Dec 28, 2009 #18
    How does he afford to do it?
     
  20. Dec 28, 2009 #19

    ranger

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    You mean how can he afford the time or money?
     
  21. Dec 28, 2009 #20
    I don't see why people like this are looked down on for not contributing anything or publishing papers, especially when he's apparently contributed new knowledge to 5 fields.

    Furthermore, maybe he just won't contribute a more powerful bomb or more destructive virus to us. Sounds ok to me.
     
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