Socrates Flubs His Academic Interview

What happens when Socrates tries to land a job at a university? It doesn’t go so well. Below, we have the comments returned by the interview committee, as imagined by THE (Times Higher Education). In this piece, you’ll also find Tolstoy, Kafka, Jane Austen and other geniuses coming up short with the search committees. Now to Socrates…

“At first the candidate’s own list of questions felt refreshing, but soon became counter-productive to the interview process. His spirit of inquiry masked an indifference to time constraints and a passive-aggressive need to dominate the conversation. As another candidate cooled his heels, the request for him to conclude his thoughts on the ideal society scarcely registered as we wondered if, then began to wish that, someone would spike his drink.”

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  • socratus says:

    My article / message ( book ) isn’t about faith.
    I try to say about God’s existing using the Physics / Quantum
    theory because the Old proofs about God / Religion
    isn’t enough in our time.
    ==== .
    Has God known the formula: E=Mc^2 ?
    If God has known the formula why HE / SHE /IT
    didn't write it in His Bible?
    Can God be atheist, governed by scientific laws?
    Have physicists found the God?
    I think, Yes. They have.
    The people created a God.
    No one knows what the external characteristics
    of this God are, a God who made himself known
    with the name ” I am who I am “.
    Is it enough for us in the XXIc ?
    Why didn’t the formula E=Mc^2 write in the Bible?
    ===============. .
    Each religion uses a system of symbols
    (images, metaphors, ancient myths and legends ,
    beautiful stories) to explain its truth.
    But Bernard Shaw wisely remarked :
    “ There is only one religion,
    although there are a hundred versions of it.”
    It means that the source of all religion is one.
    And I try to prove this idea with the formulas and laws of
    physics. I don’t invent new formulas. I use simple formulas
    which ,maybe, every man knows from school.
    Is it possible? Is it enough?
    Yes. Because the evolution goes from simple to the complex.
    So, in the beginning we can use simple formulas and laws.
    For this purpose I explain what the first law of Universe is,
    and second law is and ………..etc.
    Step by step I create a logical system of the Universe.
    === .
    Can God be atheist, governed by scientific laws?
    I think: Yes, of course.
    Because if God exists, he would necessarily to work
    in an Absolute Reference Frame and have set of physical
    and mathematical laws to create everything in the Universe.
    And we can find and understand this Absolute God’s House
    and we can find and understand Cod’s Laws of the Nature.
    ============= . .
    If I were God, I would give chance to Human
    to understand who I am by analyzing the physical
    formulas, equations and laws. Because to create Everything
    I need them. So, logically, catching the thread of the physics
    Human can understand Me and My Work.
    ============== .
    Of course, it is only my opinion.
    Best wishes.
    Israel Sadovnik. / Socratus.
    ================== . .

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