I've recently been informed that many people who go to college have their heads "filled with mush" by the professors, while there. Here's the actual statement:
"i find the ones how go to
school really dont really have the answers they domt evan have any
commen scents.but they can read spell and look good on paper.but there
are some how go and really do learn they do not go and let there
professor fell there head with mush. That is where you get the term
I'm pretty sure that's NOT where we get the term 'droids, actually. But I digress. Here's another quote:
(Professor Suri, History 102) "It's great to learn about history. It's a fascinating field that tells us much about how humans interact. But the primary reason that you're here, in this room right now and at this school, is to develop your critical thinking skills. That is the primary purpose of higher education."
Ever hear that from the pulpit? Or on right wing talk radio? (Me either.)
Here's some more. Sign displayed in Professor Allen's lecture hall, Botany 240: Plants and Man:
"The greatest impediment to education is in admitting that one doesn't know something."
Professor Graham, Botany 100: "There is no certainty in scientific knowledge. Just degrees of likelihood."
I'll add more as I remember them (said the droid).