Acknowledgments – What you write and what you want to say… (PhD Comics)

„Why God never received tenure“

  1. „He had only one major publication.
  2. It was in Hebrew.
  3. It had no references.
  4. It wasn’t pub­lished in a ref­er­eed journal.
  5. Some even doubt he wrote it by himself.
  6. It may be true that he cre­ated the world, but what has he done since then?
  7. The sci­en­tific com­mu­nity has had a hard time repli­cat­ing his results.
  8. He never applied to the ethics board for per­mis­sion to use human subjects.
  9. When one exper­i­ment went awry he tried to cover it by drown­ing his subjects.
  10. When sub­jects didn’t behave as pre­dicted, he deleted them from the sample.
  11. He rarely came to class, just told stu­dents to read the book.
  12. Some say he had his son teach the class.
  13. He expelled his first two stu­dents for learning.
  14. Although there were only 10 require­ments, most of his stu­dents failed his tests.
  15. His office hours were infre­quent and often held on lim­ited access moun­tain tops.
  16. No record of work­ing well with colleagues.“

(Quelle: Die ursprüngliche Quelle ist schwer zu identifizieren, ich verweise hier lediglich auf die Seite von Rob J Hyn­d­man (, der dies ebenfalls beklagt und die Liste zitiert.)