I have several MIT Phd friends who have been career scientists at renowned research labs. If my experience with them is any example, a PhD from MIT can mean a career of mediocrity; follow the crowd never examine original data.
Here are the questions they couldn't get right:
1) What is the single criterion for a successful scientific theory?
2) Who first proposed this criterion?
3) How much more heat can a column of ocean water store (roughly .5 miles deep) compared to an identically sized column of air reaching to space. Order of magnitude estimate is acceptable.
4) Does the global warming thesis meet the criterion of question #1?
Answers are in the first comment below.