Re: Saddened by ad hominen attack

From: Jan de Koning (
Date: Fri Jul 19 2002 - 18:02:46 EDT

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    At 08:17 AM 19/07/02 -0400, george murphy wrote:
    > There used to be a man on the faculty at Harvard who had only a B.A.
    >but was one of the world's great experts on Shakespeare. When asked why he
    >didn't get a doctorate he is supposed to have replied, "Who would examine me?"

    When my intro is listed in August you will notice that my highest degree is
    B.Sc.. When I wanted to continue studying for an advanced degree, one of
    the senior profs. in the department (University of Toronto) said to me:
    "Why would you compete with all these young people? You are on the faculty
    of the dept already, so what are you trying to accomplish?"

    Jan de K.

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