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Author Topic:   University fires scientist, July 2014
NoNukes
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Message 12 of 25 (738096)
10-04-2014 8:58 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by Modulous
10-01-2014 10:51 AM


Re: He's not a scientist
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Armitage, M. 2004. Artifacts from rapid microwave processing of trematode tissues (Ascocotyle pachycystis and leighi). Microscopy Today 12(5):32-35
Modulous writes:
Doing science? That qualifies, I think, even if it isn't all that exciting.
I'd say that whether or not he is a scientist is beside the point. He is apparently a more than competent electron microscope technician. I think the people who say he should not be hired because he attended Liberty U are way wrong.
But I don't see any particular qualifications to sound off on the topics that seem to have gotten him fired.

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NoNukes
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Message 23 of 25 (738205)
10-06-2014 10:34 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by Dr Adequate
10-04-2014 9:15 PM


Re: He's not a scientist
There are people with proper qualifications who need jobs.
What are the proper qualifications?
There are no degrees in electron microscope operation. Whatever the depth of this persons academic background, it seems he has managed to obtain the requisite background and experience. He's also published in the field.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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NoNukes
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Message 24 of 25 (738206)
10-06-2014 10:40 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by Pressie
10-05-2014 4:28 AM


Re: He's not a scientist
In the interview phase none of those has ever even tried to answer very, very basic questions. What is a Proximate analysis? What is an Ultimate analysis? They don't know.
That problem would almost certainly not have been the case for Armitage who from all indications was hired as a technician and is well versed in the operation of the equipment he was assigned.
What Mr. Armitage isn't is a scientist. But he was not hired to be a scientist.
Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass

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