Monday, March 29, 2004

I've been avoiding going to grad school because of my distaste for the detachment and specialization of higher education--I prefer to be generally curious than indulgent in a certain category of arcana. I came across this description of academic specialization in Science magazine: "Calling oneself a 'gravitational physicist' or an 'expert on leg anatomy of Early Cretaceous sauropods' is not at all extraordinary."

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