Today in class we were talking about Professors. I don't see what's the big deal about them. Most of them did graduate classes, which are not that hard, and then did a research project to finish their phd. However, I don't understand why Professors should be talked with a such respect. I bet apart from the 10%(who do world changing research) most of them are average at best as teachers and as researchers in their field. I don't even get why some professors feel they are so important that TA's need to hold office hours on their behalf.