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Choosing the Best

16 Feb 2015, 23:27 UTC
Choosing the Best
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And so the committee met to choose between the two finalists.“It's easy!” announced Professor Tist. “The letter from Dr. Darlon states plainly that she is the best exolonomist of her generation!”“No, no!” rebutted Professor Tast. “You are not an expert in her subfield like me. Darlon doesn’t really think she is the best, he was just being supportive of a young scientist."“He was?” asked Tist.“Oh yes,” said Tast. “He is very supportive of women. And besides he didn’t provide any concrete statements to back up his hyperbolic claim.”“But he wrote that she was the first to exoblatanate a phemtomentorite!” said Tist. "The field of phemtomentorites seems to be really taking off!"“I don't think phemtomentorites are very intellectually exciting,” chimed in Professor Took. “And besides, she didn’t really do anything innovative to make that discovery.”“But she built a phemtomentometer! Only one other person has ever managed to make one – and hers is ten times more sensitive!” said Tist.“Exactly!” said Took. “She is very hard working. But not innovative.”“I think it was really her advisor’s idea,” mused Tast.“But she published in Nature! Twice!” retorted Tist.“I much preferred the specialist paper in Exolonomy Supplements by our senior colleague Professor Dogle. He is ...

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