Priest Gets PhD in Snowboarding

Whereas our own Alex Santoso decided to get his PhD in cushy, postmodern subjects like "biochemistry" and "molecular biology", this guy decided to go the traditional route and get his doctorate in snowboarding. Neil Elliot, an Anglican priest from British Columbia, is the recipient of the first such degree from Kingston University in London:

While Elliot's thesis doesn't draw any definite conclusions, he says it offers a new point of view.

"What my thesis does is give a new model for spirituality, saying that spirituality is a way of looking at the world and a way of looking at the world that includes there being something more than just the material," he said.

"My thesis goes on to say that there's three dimensions to that. There's the experiences that we have, there's the context that we're in and then there's what's going on really inside us, who we are."

Link via Geekosystem | Photo: St. Andrews Anglican Church

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In one swift stroke of the pen, you changed "earns doctorate in spirituality of snowboarding" to "Gets PhD in Snowboarding". Duh.

But hey, anything for a weak post, right?
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