The circle is now complete…

When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the Master.

Only a Master of Evil, but still, I passed my qualifying exam this morning.

ERV hasnt gotten kicked out of grad school yet! Win!

Comments

  1. #1 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    May 7, 2009

    Congo rats!

  2. #2 Physicalist
    May 7, 2009

    Congrats! Way to hang in there.

  3. #3 Marc
    May 7, 2009

    Woo! congratulations!

  4. #4 Wendryn
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations!

  5. #5 Bo Dixen Pedersen
    May 7, 2009

    Congrats from one of the bloglurkers, that reads but rarely comments ;)

  6. #6 Phillip IV
    May 7, 2009

    Your thoughts betray you, ERV. I feel the good in you, the conflict.

    Sorry, had to be said. Congrats, anyway.

  7. #7 Greg Laden
    May 7, 2009

    Good going, grasshopper.

  8. #8 BAllanJ
    May 7, 2009

    WooWoo!

  9. #9 James F
    May 7, 2009

    “You got more than enough evil hours to get into the Henchman’s Union….”

    Congratulations!!!

  10. #10 Prometheus
    May 7, 2009

    Now rub your hands together and say “Oh yessss they laughed at me at the institute…….”

    *cue thunder*

    *horses scream*

  11. #11 Sascha
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations! Now do you take over the world?

  12. #12 BeamStalk
    May 7, 2009

    Congrats Abbie!

  13. #13 Jared
    May 7, 2009

    And now, the real work begins!

    Any big evil plans in the works?

  14. #14 DataJack
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations, Abbie!

  15. #15 William Wallace
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations. Masters of Science in Biology I assume. You are continuing on for you Ph.D. right? Or is that what you just earned. Either way, an accomplishment worthy of thankfulness and a modicum of pride.

  16. #16 Charles Siegel
    May 7, 2009

    Congrats, from one grad student who just passed orals to another.

  17. #17 Optimus Primate
    May 7, 2009

    *Snoopy Dance*

  18. #18 Pdiff
    May 7, 2009

    Congrats Abbie!!

  19. #19 Chris Challans
    May 7, 2009

    Congrats from another lurker who rarely comments. Love the blog.

    Who’d have thought evil could do so much good?!

  20. #20 Pdiff
    May 7, 2009

    I think the way I remember being told was….

    Bachelors : You think you know everything

    Masters : You realize you don’t know everything

    PhD : You realize you don’t know anything and that no one else does either ;-)

    Enjoy your accomplishment!

    Pdiff

  21. #21 Matthew
    May 7, 2009

    Congrats!!!

  22. #22 J-Dog
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations Abbie! I assume you will post pictures of when you get the Celebratory Sweater soon?

  23. #23 Joshua Zelinsky
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations! Now you just need to build a freeze ray!

  24. #24 Ranson
    May 7, 2009

    Will you show them now, Abbie?

    WILL YOU SHOW THEM!?

  25. #25 Hu
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations!

  26. #26 Eric Saveau
    May 7, 2009

    A well-earned victory. So say we all.

  27. #27 Jonathan
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations!

  28. #28 Sili
    May 7, 2009

    Congratufibulations!!

  29. #29 opony szczecin
    May 7, 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS

  30. #30 Magnus
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations!

    THEY will be pleased.

  31. #31 Doc Bill
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations from all of “us” and Congratulations to all of “us” for being “us.”

    It’s all downhill from here, Abbie! Just 20 hours of lab a day for 5 years! Piece o’ cake.

  32. #32 Comrade PhysioProf
    May 7, 2009

    w00t!

  33. #33 a lurker
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations. So how many more years before Ph.D., postdoc, and getting a top faculty position?

    And may you continue to find the creationists’ lack of reason…disturbing.

  34. #34 clinteas
    May 7, 2009

    Well done Abbie,now to new Horizons !!

  35. #35 Mind Over Splatter
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations. Like they say at the dairy, “We’re pulling for you.”

  36. #36 paragwinn
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations! Now, to tell you of the tragedy of Darth Plagueis “the wise”…

  37. #37 Scott Hatfield, OM
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations! Dame Fortune has never smiled upon a wittier defender of science!

    SH

  38. #38 Azkyroth
    May 7, 2009

    Congratulations! Dame Fortune has never smiled upon a wittier defender of science!

    Wits or GTFO. ^.^

  39. #39 Immolate
    May 7, 2009

    Well done! May you dance on the graves of all who have debated you. Or something to that effect ;)

  40. #40 HalfMooner
    May 8, 2009

    Abbie: WIN!

    Grad school: ?

  41. #41 HalfMooner
    May 8, 2009

    No, seriously, congrats. Your grad school is lucky to have you, and wise to grant your Masters, if they know what’s best for them.

    It really takes someone from Kansas to be able to see whats okay in OK. News we outsiders get can sometimes cause us to forget how many great scientists can be at work in even the reddest of Red States.

  42. #42 Fitz
    May 8, 2009

    My sincerest contrafibularities.

  43. #43 Richard Hendricks
    May 8, 2009

    I CAN HAZ HIV KUR? K TNX!

  44. #44 John Phillips, FCD
    May 8, 2009

    I echo Fitz at 42 and throw in a w00t as a bonus.

  45. #45 cprs
    May 8, 2009

    Good for you Abbie Smith.

  46. #46 Shrunk
    May 8, 2009

    Well deserved. Congratulations!

  47. #47 windy
    May 8, 2009

    Hooray!

    Grad school is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be… unnatural.

  48. #48 Kristjan Wager
    May 8, 2009

    Congratulations. It’s highly deserved.

  49. #49 Cath@VWXYNot?
    May 8, 2009

    Congratulations!

  50. #50 foxfire
    May 8, 2009

    Excellent and congratulations!

  51. #51 Dr Benway
    May 8, 2009

    Yay!

  52. #52 Ray
    May 9, 2009

    Awesome! Keep up the good work.

    Happy Monkey,
    Ray

  53. #53 Crudely Wrott
    May 9, 2009

    Well, how about you!

    I’m sure it must feel wicked cool.

    Another goal reached, another goal beckoning. Where will it all lead?

  54. #54 The Chimp's Raging Id
    May 10, 2009

    Muwahahahahahahahaa!

    Now you must begin construction of a suitable lair. It’s one of the prerequisites of becoming a Doctor of Evil. Volcanoes are usually a good spot.

  55. #55 Monado
    May 10, 2009

    Congratulations! Master of Evil-lution, I presume?

    Go for a beautiful semitropical island. Volcanoes are so passé.

  56. #56 EyeNoU
    May 10, 2009

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

  57. #57 eddie
    May 11, 2009

    Yay ERV!

    D’s this mean you got more/less time to kick creo butt?

  58. #58 Somerville
    May 11, 2009

    cue: evil, maniacal laughter machine

    Our plot is working! Today OU, tomorrow the world!

    again with laugh track

    Congratulations indeed.