Also from the tweets. A discussion about how long to finish a PhD
— Francois Gould (@PaleoGould) October 15, 2015
Now this really frosts my shorts. Anthro is right up there in the competition for most-unique-fucking-snowflake discipline in the universe. Physical /biological anthropologists can be the worst. We work on primates/humans, so 1) we don't have to know state of the art in other biological disciplines and 2) people are more interested in what we do, so that gives us a pass on issues of professionalism and 3) blah blah blah.
You can't have it both ways: either you are a social science, and therefore "more scholarly" than those assholes in hard science/engineering and thus we need 7 years to do a thesis, and our methods/results can't be held to your standards, OR you are a "real science" and you jackasses need to pay attention to what we do, and furthermore, we want resources equal to the hard sciences from the university/college.
And yes, yes, #notallanthropologists. There are lovely anthropologists out there in the world. But if you want to swim in the ocean, minnow, you need to know which way the current flows.