What’s Your Background?

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Over at After the Bar Closes, Steve Story has set up a poll asking for educational background from PT/AtBC participants. With 90 responses in, the results so far are:

  • PhD Science 32 [35.56%]
  • PhD Humanities 3 [3.33%]
  • BS/BA/Ma Science 39 [43.33%]
  • BS/BA/Ma Humanities 13 [14.44%]
  • High School 3 [3.33%]
  • Lots of Scientific American 0 [0.00%]
  • I Done Readed a Lot on the Internets 0 [0.00%]

Check it out.

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I couldn’t register. No matter what I tried it said the two passwords I entered didn’t match. I tried both Firefox and Opera.

What’s up with that?

Ok, don’t give us MS’s a box to tick. (Goes away, ticked off…)

I’ve set up a similar thing on Ben Goldacre’s ‘Bad Science site to compare with UK’ish people of a similar bent:

http://badscience.net/forum/viewtop[…]=35922#35922

I interpreted the “Ma” as master’s generically.

Not sure about the failure to register. The IP addresses of banned people would result in that behavior, though, as one class of possible explanation.

And what’s a BS Science/Humanities double major to do, hmmm?

Yeah, I meant Ma to mean any kind of Master’s. That’s the second attempt at the poll. The first attempt had a distinction between ‘soft science’ and ‘hard science’, which is a distinction I don’t believe in, and was stupid to make.

add another Bachelors Science. I’m not gonna bother to register and vote.

BA Mathematics!

and lots of that internet/sci amer/sci fi readings

Two science and one humanities degrees. Do I do best two out of three? Do I count only the highest degree?

I only counted my highest degree.

I’m a BS Mathematics that did every research paper in my life on a scientist. Came here to join the fray and learn a little biology. You have not disappointed.

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Not sure about the failure to register. The IP addresses of banned people would result in that behavior, though, as one class of possible explanation.

I can’t imagine why my IP address would be in your list of banned people, unless it was spoofed, mistyped, or misidentified. I’ll let it slide for now, since I have alternate paths to register, but it bothers me that my IP address may have been misused. It’s a form of identity theft.

Whatever happened to the ** Social ** Sciences?

The social sciences are included in the sciences.

Hey! It’s a E-lightist ole-boy’s club what don’t ‘low gests to vote. Keeps out us rabble I’m guessin’. How do I register my Ph.D. in Entomology?

So far, only Karl Priest has turned out to be too, er, challenged to locate and submit a registration for the site. That I know of.

I completed several Twelve Step programs. Does that count?

Unwilling to register, MSc (in oceanography).

And kinda torqued that BS and MS are in one catagory. That was 3.5 years of freakin’ hard work, and not an extension of an undergraduate degree.

Looking a bit different now that WEL alerted us!

PhD Sciences 26 (35.1%) PhD Humanities 3 (4.1) B/M Sciences 33 (44.6) B/M Humanities 10 (13.5) HS 2 (2.7) Sci Amer 0 (0) Internet 0 (0)

BSc, MSc and currently working for a PhD.

Overall.…the merit badges (degrees) really don’t mean much.

Too bad we can’t survey/measure the passion for science or compassion for humanity.

Don’t fret if there isn’t a pigeon hole for your situation within this survey. It is what’s in your head and not what’s on the wall that counts.

Science Nut - Yes, you are correct dog!

Dr. Dr. William Dembski is a “PERFECT” example of Degrees Gone Bad - Double PhD smarts, but NO science or love of humanity smarts.

Dembski = Nothing but a Science Playa Hata.

I have also been unable to log on. Going through the ‘forgot password’ procedure, everything was OK except I never received the new password. Thinking I may have registered using a now-defunct e-mail address, I tried to re-register under a new user name, but it would not allow me to as the address is already in use.

Several months ago I could go through the log on procedure, apparently with no problems, except when I tried to do anything it complained I was not logged on. (I tried this repeatedly, using Firefox and Internet Explorer.) Like txjak I can’t imagine that I was banned for any reason.

BSc(Math/Sci), LLB here, but can’t be arsed to vote.

I couldn’t get in and don’t have time to fiddle with it, but for the record, I’ve got a Bachelor’s in biochemistry and am far enough along a biology Ph.D track that if my project utterly fails tomorrow, I would likely get a consolation masters.

Did he tabulate how many FCDs?

I only counted my highest degree.

I had a fever of 102 once when I was young.

Where is the Community College drop out option?

Drat Steve Story for not listing “102 F” among the options!

I guess I’m rarer than I thought.

MD long ago, MBA pending in June. Board certified pathologist, three years on faculty at a not-very-famous medical school, then some private practice at what it now a division of a big “biotcech” company, but no longer practicing.

MBA in finance. Was doing a second major in statistics, but got sucked into a job at a startup, so had to let that go one credit shy of a major.

No, I’m not making any money yet. May never.

money…

what’s that again?

Posted by harold on April 18, 2007 8:11 PM (e)

I guess I’m rarer than I thought.

MD long ago, MBA pending in June. Board certified pathologist, three years on faculty at a not-very-famous medical school, then some private practice at what it now a division of a big “biotcech” company, but no longer practicing.

MBA in finance. Was doing a second major in statistics, but got sucked into a job at a startup, so had to let that go one credit shy of a major.

No, I’m not making any money yet. May never.

dude that is a sad story.

I dropped out of college and only went back when I was making stacks of cash.

by the way where does a BA in math fit in? It is NOT a science. more like the humanities.

BA in Math is science more than humanities. I chose science. If you look up mathematics in Wikipedia you’ll see alot of the science connectedness.

BS biology (and i still can’t type) too late at night for me to think of wrestling with a new password.… sorry

Comment #170754 Posted by Sir_Toejam on April 18, 2007 8:27 PM (e) money… what’s that again?

That’s what that science and humanity hata Dumbski has. Barf

Sir_Toejam -

“money…

what’s that again?”

Hopefully I’ll be able to let you know in a few years.

The first step toward recovery was resisting the urge to let the MBA turn into a springboard for PhD in something like stats or economics…

Overall.…the merit badges (degrees) really don’t mean much.

Too bad we can’t survey/measure the passion for science or compassion for humanity.

Don’t fret if there isn’t a pigeon hole for your situation within this survey. It is what’s in your head and not what’s on the wall that counts.

I don’t know whether you are a Christian or an Evolutionist, but it takes rare insight to challenge the legitimacy of the certificates from the seminaries of evolutionism. I salute you!

High School 3 [3.33%] Lots of Scientific American 0 [0.00%] I Done Readed a Lot on the Internets 0 [0.00%]

actually ..this is worrisome ..we should be looking to give more info to these people not scaring them away

pumpkinhead .….evolutionism? .….evolution is an easily observed process, deary, not a religion/religious belief

BA, MA, PhD in sociology, with my master’s thesis on the sociology of science. Then I became a love slave in the Caribbean, but that’s a whole other story.

BS in computer science (what’s now called software engineering), with minor in mathematics.

Henry

BSc Agricultural Botany, MSc, PhD Crop Science, then some years later BSc Math/Comp. Sci. For my sins, I am now mainly teaching high school mathematics.

I love it

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Thanks is the best

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