As I understand, Tom has completed all the work for his PhD, just couldn't stick around to pick up the paper. Someday, UVA may decide to give him the piece of paper after 45 years of the most significant research in the field of physics ever accomplished.
What's this speculation based on ?
Thanks for the feedback !
Okay. My point is that it's just a piece of paper. It doesn't really mean anything. I would say the speculation is an honorary doctorate bestowed once more people publish papers in scholarly peer reviewed journal that support what Tom knows. I speculate Tom doesn't care about that sort of thing, too. I will say with my renewed access to the academic databases consciousness is all over the place as I am doing this weeks writing assignment answering questions on both the why neuroscience are researching the specific "divisions of the brain" scientists are researching most (without giving that bit of data as to what they are researching the most right now, an ambiguous question) and then what area I would research most, and I am going with Consciousness while I am saying current science is after data about controlling behaviors deemed mental illness, I think, rather than understanding the behavior better. I best get to work actually it's due tomorrow. Once I type up my citation list I'll post it here somewhere so you'se can see what's out there now.