Dance the microtubule tango
September 29, 2010 12:22 PM   Subscribe

While working on a PhD, did you ever feel no one understood your research? Well instead of writing your dissertation about your topic, ““Microtubule Catastrophe in Living Cells” or “Hydrodynamic Trail Following in a Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)”, you can dance to it. Or, if you don’t want to dance to a science topic, then change your topic and publish research about zombies as a disease model.

Did you ever doubt that the social sciences are actually a science? Doubt no further, they have dance interpretations to their dissertations, too, such as, “The Development of Adolescent Autonomy: Contributions of the Mother-Child Attachment Relationship and Maternal Sensitivity” or ““Coming Out to Parents: Parental Trust and Solidarity Among Only Children and Non-Only Children.”

If you forgot to submit a dance, no worries, submit your dance next year.
posted by Wolfster (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I always thought one of the scary things about Zombies was how their behavior resembled certain contagious diseases. Or was that Vampires? Werewolves? Killer robots?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:56 PM on September 29, 2010

Man, that's why I wrote my (social science) dissertation about music.
posted by fourcheesemac at 2:33 PM on September 29, 2010

While working on a PhD, did you ever feel no one understood your research?

The fewer people that understand my research the less likely it is that someone will find an error in my thesis.

I got the diploma in May, so there's no taking it back now, Committee!
posted by monkeymadness at 5:13 PM on September 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

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