cold ones with Ahab

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leivev

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美之大成, 汉语
Hi:

I encounter this thing on Scientific American as bolded, To my guess it is sort of arctic criticism or judgement? Is that so ?
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<<excessive quotaton deleted>>I had a short stint in the Butterfly lab at Stanford, but that experiment died quickly along with the butterflies. So when I volunteered to do squid stomach analysis for my holistic biology class (my personal emphasis being on holism rather than the biology part), I figured I'd be handing someone scalpels and peering occasionally over someone's shoulder into a microscope. Aboard the Don José I soon learned that is not how projects here worked. A student's job is to figure out how to do it; a mentor's job is to watch and throw back a few cold ones with Ahab.
 
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  • Loob

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    English UK
    I imagine that 'Ahab' here is a joking reference to Captain Ahab, the ship's captain in the novel Moby Dick (click).

    So
    a mentor's job is to watch and throw back a few cold ones with Ahab.
    =
    a mentor's job is to watch and drink a few cold beers with the captain.
     
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