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>i don't see why i should be civil

Because it's the protocol here. Because it contributes negatively to the discussion. Because it makes you, and indirectly your point, look worse.

>it is a lack of insight, depth and originality

Perhaps your own bias is preventing you from understanding their perspective? You're not the only person here who knows someone in academia, there is a very wide range in the way professors deal with their students, especially across fields and departments.

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