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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Don't become a scientist!

Says Jonathan katz, a high energy astrophysicist at Washington University in St. Louis.

Leave graduate school to people from India and China, for whom the prospects at home are even worse. I have known more people whose lives have been ruined by getting a Ph.D. in physics than by drugs.

Katz is right on the money. If I had a son or daughter about to embark on a scientific career, I would ask them to read this essay first.

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