Many years ago, I contributed to these forums regularly. On many of those occasions, skeptics complained that proponents of psi theories didn't understand the scientific method. The argument was weak, because it went something like this "You believe that psi is real, therefore you don't understand the scientific method." Never mind that many of the targets of this criticism probably did understand the scientific method, the argument ignores the possibility that psi is a real phenomenon. To address those comments, and others like them, I wrote a few papers that were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Scientific Exploration. These didn't seem to inspire any skeptics, unless posting references to the articles on skeptic pages loaded with childish derision counts as "inspiration." For that reason, I doubt my news of today will make much of a difference, but I have just been notified that my thesis has been accepted, meaning I will be receiving my doctorate shortly. My understanding is that it will arrive around June 1st or shortly thereafter. All this means is that my university thinks I understand the scientific method. The reason I don't think the effort I made will make any difference is that there are far more eminent people than myself who have PhDs and they aren't treated well by skeptics either. When people like Rupert Sheldrake, William Crookes, Charles Richet, J.B. Rhine, and others are dismissed out of hand by skeptics, it is clear that credentials, knowledge, reputation, and data, are all meaningless inducements to reason among skeptics on this topic. Despite this, I'm happy to have the degree, if for no other reason than the process of achieving my doctorate is now over.