almost everyone in my immediate and extended family is an academic and I have a lot of respect for the academic community.
I would undoubtedly have a similar respect had I had the good fortune to have been born of academic stock.Unfortunately I come from a line of complete idiots on both sides much like those writers I have the greatest admiration for.
like I said, I didnt think there was anything wrong with your original comment...but in your 'defense' you have continusouly downtrodden on their achievements and the significance of these awards
I certainly had not intention of continuously downtreading anything.I was merely suggesting that one ought to bear in mind a certain understandable proclivity in human nature before one swallowed the bait and the hook.I hope you are not assuming that a certain amount of plagiarism doesn't take place in order to find forms of wording which have a tendency to present the author in the best possible light.Your earlier quote had quite a few word formulations which I have seen many times before.I suppose they do work better with those who were familiarised with such things from an early age.
Hey stuh-I'm half kidding.As farmerman sussed I am a bit of a comic but I usually sit down as evolution works on the principle of the conservation of energy and I'm a serious evolutionist.If I could lie down I would do so.It amuses me to see "evolutionists" flying all round the world,with all that entails,when they could be lounging on a couch reading a good book in a nice warm room and a maid bringing in refreshments from time to time and saving $000s and not having to have injections to save getting the dreaded lurgie.It is as if they are trying to wipe themselves out.I fear the sloth may outlive humankind.Like Goethe suggested.He was a biologist you know.