Man, guys, whats all this knocking people with edjukayshun, huh?? LOL!!
Cmon, man, Im the first one here to be so grateful of al the help Ive gotten here from so many educated guys in their field......first , pertaining more to this thread, Robert, whos idea of the first gear fix, I actually did on my (and Jr's) alfa worked out so great. Thanks, Robert!!
Not to mention all the other dudes who are well, a part of the family, period. I wil only mention Roberts name now cuz it is his thread originally, but yours all know all is family here.
But no need to diminuize (a word?) phd's......they do their thing and we do ours. I got a buddy whom I collaborate with in Canberra .......yeaah, hes phD, soooo many titles it takes 6 lines. Anyweay, Those guys have a need , and non phd's have a need. We all mesh ttttogether like spokes on a wheel.
The guy in Spain, man, I wish I spoke spanish like he does English, sheesh. Yeah, in Europe they are bigger on titles. Thats the turf. Teachers that call themselves professor, of ELEMANTARY SCHOOL!!!!! I had relatives that did this!! Still, though, we are just as highb on titles here, dont worry. Plenty of snobbery in the US tyo go around, no qurestion.
Phds have their place, and not true that their publications arent read by no one......a very few do read them- people that can understand them....LOL. Have to divulge here, but the buddy I collaborate with in Canberra- I submit data to him, he adds it into his publication, and he told me this year the book is selling like hotcakes- projected maybe over 1000 copies worldwide. I get my name in it (yipppeeeeee!) In our field, thats many readers. Not to compare with say, People Magazine, though. Point: we all have a niche. and just cuz a phd doesnt EARN as much as the above poster, Its a cliche', but money isnt everything. Sadly, in western world, too many times money is the least common denominator.
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