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@13 and that tells me everything I need to know. The chairman of the board of AAAS is a PhD physicist, former chair of Harvard Astronomy etc.. The AAAS president shared the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work in molecular biology. I think these folks are a little more qualified and yes, trustworthy, for these statements than a shill for PCC.
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@1 As someone who has been the teacher/grader, if you are going to do this, you better a) have some pretty solid evidence that your prof screwed up (it does happen, but less often then you are making out) and b) don't be a dick about it. When I teach, I hold post test office hours where I am happy to go over concepts a student missed with them, and they can sometimes even earn points back during these sessions, but nothing is more likely to receive a flat "No" than rudely demanding a change to a grade because "med school"