Thursday, November 27, 2008

The end of the long road. A new beginning.

Friday, 21 November, 2008, I successfully defended my doctoral thesis: "Endocranial Morphology and Phylogeny of Palaeozoic Gnathostomes". I'm no longer a student, I'm now a doctor of philosophy. It's a strange feeling being done, but now you know a bit about why I've been conspicuously absent from posting much in the past year. I've had a lot to do!

My next stop will be a postdoctoral fellowship at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up more blogging in the next few weeks. But first, I think I'm going to have a little holiday. Maybe somewhere sunnier than Sweden, for a change...

5 comments:

Lost Geologist said...

The museum in Berlin is a great institution with a fascinating exhibition. I go there a few times per year to see the newest exhibitions.

Anonymous said...

Hello, mate. First off, congratulations! I'm an undergrad from Toronto, going for a major in neuroscience, with another in psychology. One of my favorite topics is evolutionary psychology, and on that note, I came here from a youtube video with a link to your blog, specifically, your debate with Kent Hovind. I'd just like to say, your arguments were absolutely masterful. Cheers, and good luck in everything you do later in life!

cycklops said...

Congratulations, Martin!

-Ernie

Rob Clack said...

Congratulations and good luck in Berlin!

SlowThinker said...

Congratulations to your doctor's degree!

Nice that your hard work has finally paid off - it's got to feel great! :)

I also want to thank you for your radio talk with Hovind. I have seen debates where his aggressive tactics have thrown experts off track, so it was nice to see you manage to stay focused and present clear answers and good counter arguments. I hate to think of how many people go away from a Hovind-debate being missinformed, thinking the guy is being honest... So thanks again!

Good luck in Germany, and welcome back to Sweden any time!

/SlowThinker
(Stockholm)