This thread is not meant to start a verbal war but I feel that i shd point out to you that there is no reason for SDNers to lose their objectivity simply due to fraternal reasons. I have noticed that some posters have been very disagreeable lately, which is unfortunate. However, it would seem that others have been too quick to lash out at them without understanding the situation at hand. Recently, Quaileggs posted that she was OFFENDED that some woman assumed she was having mid-life crises and the person INFERRED that being a lifeguard is equivalent to pursuing an MD. She also intimated that many of the women in her community are BRAIN-DEAD and she couldn't wait to start med school. Bustahimenes objected to this message and hell broke loose. Personally, I'm very surprised more SDNers did not find the original post offensive. Shd Quaileggs' elitism be excused just because she's been posting for a long time. It is very unfortunate that people have come to think that you show solidarity by not pointing out your friends' questionable utterances. I feel that SDN owe it to themselves to call people out when they make such elist statements. Another issue that came up was with MacGyver. The guy was obviously kidding when he said that he was on the IVY mountain. He smartly pointed out that his only acceptance is Dartmouth, which is not the "most highly ranked ivy league school", that is a great tip-off that he was just being funny. After all the guy has over 300 posts, he knows that there are tons of SDNers with higher ranked ivy league acceptances. He told a bad joke (Don't we all) and everybody just lashed out. I know SDNers are nice people. Infact, Brandonite, SMW, Doctora Foxy just to mention a few have been helpful to me at some point on the other (Thanks guys). It is however, not befitting of us to lose objectivity and to be nasty just based on whom we've grown to like and who we don't like. As scientists we shd learn to analyze the data and not the person presenting the data. Just my 2 pesewas.