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Well, at the moment there are 22 votes and only one PhD.

And PhDs should count themselves lucky if they could write your diaries.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jul 30th, 2007 at 03:40:05 PM EST
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That's true, Helen writes very good diaries and plenty of very excellent comments on threads and other diaries.

I'm trying to think back on my own diaries but I don't think I have ever written anything related to my PhD except indirectly for one on communicating science.

I don't think that possession of PhDs here is really all that in itself, but people's expertise in various areas developed through their careers or hobbies or through being a sodding polymath is what I feel I can't keep up with.

I do think most people would appreciate that where others aren't necessarily on par in terms of depth of expertise, it doesn't mean that they can't make a valuable layman's contribution to a discussion.  On occasion though some comments or debate back on a point comes in a bit too hard and that can be intimidating when you don't have detail of terminology or expertise to articulate your point very well.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Jul 30th, 2007 at 04:50:30 PM EST
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