Max Weber for Geneticists: Why the UC Davis Genetics Folks thinks they are better than UC Berkeley’s Genetics Folks (and Harvard’s)

 

I’m pretty happy about my post about Max Weber, and Luigi Cavalli-Sforza.  Getting geneticists to at least acknowledge the existence of the patron saint of Sociology is big thing!

 

From an academic standpoint, Weber is one of my favorite topics, even though no one else seems to agree with me.  I’ve been writing about the Old Dead German for years, usually to piss and moan about people from UC Berkeley.  For any of my fellow UC Davis Aggies (like Razib Khan), or for that matter anywhere else in the world who also complain a lot about the pretentiousness of UC Berkeley, this is the essay that tells you why you think Berkeley games the ranking game:  Why I think that Chico State is a Better College than UC Berkeley.  It also tells you why you why Davis and Berkeley students repulse each other in the mating game–definitely a topic for geneticists.

 

Trust me, by the end of the essay, not only will you be laughing at UC Berkeley. You will also be joining me in the Max Weber fan club, and trying to figure out how to apply complex regression equations that will tell the world about how the Neandertals over at UC Berkeley manage to hide UC Davis’ honor from US News and World Report.

2 thoughts on “Max Weber for Geneticists: Why the UC Davis Genetics Folks thinks they are better than UC Berkeley’s Genetics Folks (and Harvard’s)

  1. tony, ucd no longer has a genetics department. it has a genetics graduate group. and it has a genetics degree for undergraduates as well. the old members of the genetics group are scattered across departments like ecology and evolution, molecular and cell biology, etc. i think the old department was dissolved in 1992.

  2. Tony

    Thanks, I’ll fix it. Anyway, now that I think of it, maybe they didn’t have a formal Genetics Department when I took three classes there in 1978 or so. It was probably a inter-disciplinary group of some sort. But as an undergrad I didn’t pay much attention to those things. As I recall, the classes were Genetics 100a, 100b, and 102. (Intro to Genetics, Intro to Pop Genetics, and Molecular Genetics). No idea if they are still on the books or not.

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