LOL, I don't know of any jobs available. There has been a lot of interest in human retroviruses in the USA of late right? (inc. XMRV, maybe even endogenous)
But these would be academic positions, than in private enterprise. The problem is that most non-lab-monkey positions would be post-doc positons.
But PhDs in the USA take longer than the typical three (to four) years in Australia right? We don't have to enrol in a masters program first. A Bachelors degree with first class or 2nd Class A (basically an A or B+ average), including 6 month research project with thesis, is the basis for entry.
Does Anthile have something against eastern philosophy? Doesn't seem like him. Perhaps just organized religion in general?
Oh, and maybe I'll PM you some time about the whole Taoism vs Buddhism thing. I think the biggest stumbling block for most people is that in most of China the two philosophies/religions have been tied together into an interesting tangled mess that only the locals could explain. It's the same though to a lesser degree with Shinto and Buddhism. There is a saying in Japan: You are born Shinto, married Christian, and die Buddhist. There is a willingness to mix together whatever works for you. This tends to drive westerners a little crazy because of our proselytizing religious backgrounds....Sorry, I think I went all geeky technical again. :o
But...but...okay. Touché on the metals bit. However, I'd like to argue that it's all Buddhist symbolism you've got going there.
Sorry :) I studied eastern philosophy in college (minored in it actually) and I went to this stupid little kitchy shop this afternoon that had "Authentic Asian Art". I was disgusted. Their little sculptures had all the wrong hand gestures and they had mixed up their Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. Bah! It hurt my exacting nature. :D
I could see C-3PO in the Hindu Pantheon. We just need him sitting next to a golden cow!
I thought it was a pretty cool book, not a lot of the people on this forum shared that opinion with me, but I really enjoyed it. It is definitely a good read if you want to get a feel for how Ni works, because the main character is INFJ, and the things he does/sees things in the story are awesome examples of how they see the world with Ni. And yeah, there is an INTP character who is introduced into the storyline, and both him and the main character are essentially seeking natural law, only the INTP is taking the logical and science path, and the INFJ is taking the observational and spiritual path.
That's actually some what right. I do find myself worrying about changing into a person i don't want to become a lot...it also happens to the album name of one of my favorite cd's from back in high school heh.
Thanks for the critique! I'm formulating a response on my lappy at home (working right now; hope my computer doesn't crash - lot's of quoting... ah, the life of an INTP. I'm such a fucking reference addict).
Shit. Mother fuckers! This is not good, my friend. I'm very, very sorry. I'm glad I could help you free your mind for a few moments. I hope all else is well. Perhaps this will give you some time to develop more of your voice poetically.
Man. That's crazy. Are you gonna be all right with money until you can get back in business?
Yeah, the assumptions thing blows, especially since most people don't seem to understand the idea of differing conceptual standpoints. Imagine if all the knowledge in the world could be turned into coherent, crystal-clear schools of thought and data! It'd be far more efficient. For about 1 second, before the body of knowledge skips off to the buffet of experience again.