Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

They May Be Professors But...

Over Christmas they've been running a special season of University Challenge in which the mentors of the nation- writers, professors, broadcasters-  get to show that outside their particular spheres of expertise they're as ignorant as the rest of us. It's oddly reassuring to find, for exampe, that Professor Susan Blackmore- the celebrity parapsychologist- doesn't know her McGonagall from her Burns and that not a single egghead in a box of eight can place Leonardo's Last Supper in Milan. 
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