Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

A simple PhD Dissertation Could Be Security Threat... a must read story from The Washington Post...

This guy not even in his wildest dreams would have thought that his simple PhD topic will create a storm and make FBI and all the major financial securities agencies lose their sleep.... His University will be scared to even publish his thesis... read the following article of The Washington Post....

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Dissertation Could Be Security Threat
Student's Maps Illustrate Concerns About Public Information

By Laura Blumenfeld
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 8, 2003; Page A01

Sean Gorman's professor called his dissertation "tedious and unimportant." Gorman didn't talk about it when he went on dates because "it was so boring they'd start staring up at the ceiling." But since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Gorman's work has become so compelling that companies want to seize it, government officials want to suppress it, and al Qaeda operatives -- if they could get their hands on it -- would find a terrorist treasure map.

1 comment:

Angela Smith said...

I think in the end it would be a good idea to know that you were dealing with at the first place. Like what happened, if the thesis abstract of Sean Gorman became public, everyone just lose their mind about it. And I think having the right thesis topic can really have an impact on the lives of people.

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hi I m doing my Ph.d. in life science from IISc. my field of interest is Virology, molecular biology, and molecular evolutionary biology.
i did my schooling at St. Xavier`s High School, Patna, then i Moved to Pune for my bachelors degree in Microbiology. After i finished my Masters in Biochemistry from MSU - Baroda, i joined IISc in dept of biochemistry with Dr. R. manjunath for my PhD.

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