Author: jupiter

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Post time 2003-12-10 15:44:16 |Display all floors

Is this supposed to be funny?

An article that pretends to be on "The Chinese Mind" is actually just a few unsupported and unresearched statements, followed by a short list of "silly" sounding dissertations from America.

Perhaps your article should have been titled "Funny Doctorates", and included some examples from other countries as well?

It is sometimes difficult to understand the "point" of dissertation topics, especially ones that seem to replicate "common sense" knowledge.

On the other hand, "basic" research is absolutely essential, and over the years has provided an enourmous amount of helpful additional knowledge about things that we thought we knew everything about.

Many Chinese scientists are valued members of the international community of scientists, working on real research using the scientific method to make life better for us all. Are you sugtgesting they are wasting their time?

Perhaps if you want to publish a story on "funny dissertations" or "silly research" you could do some research of your own beforehand. And if you want to write something on the "Chinese Mind" my suggestion would be the same. Do some work. Know something about your topic. Amaze us all.

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Post time 2003-12-16 10:16:28 |Display all floors

hi

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Post time 2003-12-18 08:45:49 |Display all floors

Ig-Nobel Prize

Hello Jupiter,

Since your post did not quite make it into the ranks of recommended posts, I'm not sure if you are still around to read this.

There is a group in the west who offer Ig-Nobel awards to those who do research leading to self-evident conclusions. Sometimes they get genuine Nobel Prize winners to present the IgNobel Prizes. It is all a bit of fun, and the winners usually accept their prizes quite proudly

Their web site is
http://www.improb.com/ig/ig-top.html

As you can see, the presentation ceremony is very well attended. And you can also tell, if you check out some of the stories on the award, people in the west are quite able to make fun of themselves.

Perhaps you could start a similar award here in China. What do you think?

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Post time 2003-12-21 15:53:36 |Display all floors

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Post time 2003-12-23 21:58:19 |Display all floors

About the book

I remember there's an English edition of this book written by Lin Yutang.Did u copy the paragraph from the English version or u  translated it by urself from the Chinese version?And do u know where to get an English one?

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Post time 2004-1-3 22:01:42 |Display all floors

hit the ground!

perhaps we comprehend the things around us in different way from foreigners..i think ...on some basic reserach of pure theory ,  we always take it for granted that sense is more important than sensibility..

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