Amy tells us William Sidis hated academia and spoke harshly of a world of academics. (Upon reading his father's Philistine and Genius , we can see why! See our review of P&G nearby.) Using a Pirsig-like, MoQ perspective, Billy saw academia as rigid, structured, bureaucratic, title- and .-centric, arrogant folk of suffuse Static Quality. He saw them as stuck, proud, content, and satisfied. They had to be! How else could they 'teach' other people what they need to know? In both Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ( ZMM ) and Lila , Pirsig rails about academics incapable of Quality teaching because they do not know what Quality is ... Billy Sidis certainly would agree. Genius in agreement with genius!
Candidates for the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy are required to pursue an approved programme of advanced study and research under supervision as enrolled students of the University. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded on the basis of the submission of a thesis. The thesis, which may include a nominated creative component, should give evidence of the candidate’s ability to carry out research, that the candidate has shown originality and independence, and that the candidate has made a significant contribution to the advancement of their particular field. The research should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student might reasonably be expected to complete within three years of full-time study.
I was requested by the Democratic Recount Committee to provide a sworn affidavit regarding the necessity of a hand recount in the disputed Florida precincts. The testimony was presented as part of the defense brief in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Atlanta, November 17, 2000. The document is linked here as a pdf file, and can also obtained through direct request to the 11th Circuit Court. Reference to this affidavit was made in Brief in opposition for respondents Gore et al. in Nos. 00-836 and 00-837 to the . Supreme Court.