Re: Contests (was: NMRA Sacramento)

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>

Hi Denny,

How does your rant relate to the tin star conferred upon you by the medical
school you attended and the initials behind your name at the bottom of your
email? What's the difference between signing MD and MMR; initials are
initials. Most doctoral level professions I know (and I'm one too) only use
their titles professionally, not in a social or hobby context. I bet you're
also board certified, which is akin to achieving MMR; )


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Most, i.e. most all of the fine modelers that I know, and have known, earn
their high respect the old fashioned way by the quality of their modeling
and their models, not by the winning of a bestowed tin star by the NMRA; or
insisting or allowing that that same title be appended to the end of their
name; or in one recent case the insistence that the person be so addressed
in correspondence as to recognize his exalted position! Wow!

I do know a lot of very fine critical modelers. For just about all of them,
achievement awards, including MMR, are absolutely irrelevant to the quality
of work that they do, or their ability to perform same.

I do admire and respect the work of a number of modelers that have been
awarded the MMR, but that is because these particular modelers have allowed
their fine work to amply speak for itself, thus earning far more honest
approbation by true peers than any title can possibly bestow.

In the interests of decorum, respect for fellow listers and their families,
and the fervent wish to stay on the good side of our moderator, I will now
withhold my real thoughts on this subject.


Denny S. Anspach MD

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