Originally Posted by tennis tom
Jeesz guys, I didn't think you'll were taking this "Chumlee" analogy to heart, personally I like Chumlee on that LV Pawn TV show and I think he knows he's playing his part and doesn't take himself so seriously. The prof here doesn't take himself too seriously here either, at least from what I can see and he's intelligent enough not to take the internet message board path to hell by engaging his detractors.
To go to the lengths to dig up decade old student reviews to assassinate a poster's message and character over what amounts to a tennis novelty is a good indicator somebodies got too much time on their hands--maybe somebodies time would be better spent hitting against a backboard somewhere. Or, maybe there's more then meets the eyes here, just maybe somebody got a less then perfect grade in somebodies chemistry class in 2004?
The last person's opinion I would use to judge a professor's mettle is from the peanut gallery of the modern classroom. This is college we're talking about and not the third grade, if they still need to be inspired and coddled to learn, maybe they're in the wrong place. By the time you're in college you're hand-holding days should be over and you should have the maturity to understand what you're doing there.
As for my reference to Sir Issac Newton's classrooms and the lack of interest by his students, the info is out there and you have demonstrated a keen ability to dig up the "dirt" on the Prof here, I trust you will find it someday.
Cheers from a member of the Chumlee Fan Club.
Check again, you keep saying those student reviews were from a decade ago but the EARLIEST one there is from November 2004 and they run up through May of 2009. Clearly not ten years ago. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it is possible that getting reviews like those posted are why there aren't any ones from later than 2009. I'll let the reviews speak for themselves since they are pretty much universally negative.
It took all of 10 seconds to 'dig up' this information Tom. You really need to get out more.
As you've clearly demonstrated, you like to make claims but lack the ability to back them up and are consequently not worth my time.