Friday, April 04, 2008

Quote of the day

Harnack Principle: The Professor comes right next to god. It does, however, not indicate the direction implied by "next", i.e., whether god comes first or the Professor.

Found in this post by Schlupp, discussing the status of assistant professors in Germany and the US. The post has some interesting comparisons, and it follows up on Ponderer's post on assistant professorial worries about how to spend the start-up grant.