Why God never received a PhD


  1. He had only one major publication.
  2. It was in Hebrew.
  3. It had no references.
  4. It wasn't published in a refereed journal.
  5. Some even doubt he wrote it by himself.
  6. It may be true that he created the world, but what has he done since then?
  7. His cooperative efforts have been quite limited.
  8. The scientific community has had a hard time replicating his results.
  9. He never applied to the ethics board for permission to use human subjects.
  10. When one experiment went awry he tried to cover it by drowning his subjects.
  11. When subjects didn't behave as predicted, he deleted them from the sample.
  12. He rarely came to class, just told students to read the book.
  13. Some say he had his son teach the class.
  14. He expelled his first two students for learning.
  15. Although there were only 10 requirements, most of his students failed his tests.
  16. His office hours were infrequent and usually held on a mountain top.
  17. No record of working well with colleagues.

After I've put this joke on the Web I got this e-mail as response. Note that this is a real letter.

From: PKevinP@aol.com
Subject: RE: Why God never received a PhD

I loved "Why God doesn't have a Ph.D." and I've sent it to a number of my friends.
Here's one more reason to add to the list: "18. Who could examine Him?"

Your friend,
Kevin Paszalek
Sr. Pastor, Southway Community Church
Houston, TX

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