Monday, March 11, 2013

The Professor, The Bikini Model, and the Suitcase Full of Trouble

Here is an interesting article about the University of North Carolina physics professor who was convicted of smuggling cocaine and is currently under house arrest in Argentina.

I love this quote from the article: "He’s a typical person trained at Oxford. He knows he’s part of an elite and can’t imagine such things would happen to him." Indeed, Frampton sees academia’s denizens as creative misfits who deserve special protection. "People who are socially inept can nevertheless be the most creative people," he told me one afternoon on the telephone. "It’s very important that they can’t be fired. This is the genius of tenure."

Meanwhile, let's see what Jane Goodall has to say about the chimps she studies...

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