For the honour of humanity and the integrity of the academy, I declare I have not, nor ever will, use any drug for an intellectual advantage. See, www.academicoath.com
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Are You Intellectually Clean?
Well, brain doping continues to be an issue, long after the buzz of April Fools Day is over. Now comes what I think must be a spoof of some kind: a site where people can make an "Academic Oath" saying they are clean by putting the following on their CV or WebSite:
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Does that include coffee?ReplyDelete
What about sticking around the conference-center bar drinking and schmoozing?
I hereby pledge and promise to do everything I can to remain resolutely average and unremarkable in every way. I also promise to listen and obey anyone similarly sworn who tells me how I should live my life.ReplyDelete
If it weren't for caffeine I would never have received my PhD.ReplyDelete
On the other hand, if it weren't for alcohol, I would have never agreed to do a postdoc.
I drink only water and eat only carbon dioxide. I bring in a few nutrients from the water. But otherwise, I am clean.ReplyDelete