Titles in academia are bullshit. They’re anti-egalitarian and bullshit. Doctor this and professor that. Give me a break. Even the nation which is founded upon such radically egalitarian principles that it has a constitutional clause† restricting titles of nobility is not immune such frippery.
Hierarchies are a necessary evil. If we are to have them, can we not dispense with useless honorific adjuncts?
† U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8 – “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”