Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hmm ...

... BBC News - Viewpoint: The spectre of plagiarism haunting Europe. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I am surprised that anyone finds this surprising. Doctorates are no longer a demonstration of learning. They're another credential that just about anyone can slog away to acquire. (Of course, nowadays, it is often necessary to get the damn things.) The people mentioned in the article are politicians - careerists almost by definition. Surely I'm not the only person who has encountered  individuals with advanced degrees who gave no indication of any great intelligence or learning.

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