Friday, January 23, 2009

Yes, it is true: academics are *not* hot ...

... but some are more not-hot than the others. Henry Farrell has the graphic, and the weighty, emotion-laden conclusions that flow from it.

Not surprisingly, Chemistry is the most not-hot, followed by Computer Science (I knew it!) and Engineering (Ouch!).

An analysis of the hotness ratings of professors in 36 fields reveals that every field has a negative score. In case you are wondering, languages, at -0.062, have the least negative score, followed by law (hmmm...) and religion (yikes!).