Chris Blattman

Indications that higher education may have gone too far

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An Anglican priest from Trail, B.C., has become the first person in the world to get a PhD in snowboarding.

Neil Elliot, the minister at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, recently received his doctorate from Kingston University in London, England.

“The genesis was discovering this term ‘soul-riding’ in a discussion on the internet, and that discussion going into how people have had transcending experiences while riding and discovering I’ve had that experience as well I just hadn’t recognized it,” he said.

Story in the CBC.

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