#Laughs Rabbit's Ph.D.
Thesis: A Parable for Graduate StudentsScene: It's a fine sunny day in the forest, and a rabbit is sitting outsidehis burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter.Along comes a fox, out for a walk.Fox: "What are you working on?"Rabbit: "My thesis."Fox: "Hmmm.
What's it about?"Rabbit: "Oh, I'm writing about how rabbits eat foxes."(incredulous pause)Fox: "That's ridiculous! Any fool knows that rabbits don't eat foxes."Rabbit: "Sure they do, and I can prove it.
Come with me."They both disappear into the rabbit's burrow.
After a few minutes, therabbit returns, alone, to his typewriter and resumes typing.Soon, a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking rabbit.Wolf: "What's that you're writing?"Rabbit: "I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves."(loud guffaws)Wolf: "You don't expect to get such rubbish published, do you?"Rabbit: "No problem.
Do you want to see why?"The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow, and again the rabbitreturns by himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.Scene: Inside the rabbit's burrow.
In one corner, there is a pile of fox bones.
In another corner, a pile of wolf bones.
On the other side of the room, a huge lion is belching and picking his teeth.
(The End) Moral: It doesn't matter what you choose for a thesis subject.
It doesn't matter what you use for data.
What does matter is who you have for a thesis advisor.
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