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  1. says

    I’m afraid, though, I’ve already got a lock on it: I’m predicting that Walt Brown and Bob Enyart, the most brilliant scientific minds ever, are going to win it this year.

    Operations by the Worldwide Darwinist Conspiracy have already kicked in to continue the injustice of depriving them of the Nobel prize. Just think, they cut through all that observation and experimentation crap, and realized that the Bible and “it looks to me like” are all that you need to do science.

    We don’t dare allow such brilliance to be recognized and rewarded.

    Glen Davidson

  2. Lagerbaer says

    Last year’s physics was condensed matter, the one before was an application, so I suppose this year’s will be astronomy/cosmology/high energy.

    Or condensed matter again for DMFT.

  3. says

    I’m predicting that Walt Brown and Bob Enyart, the most brilliant scientific minds ever, are going to win it this year.

    PZ is confusing the Nobel prizes with the IgNobel prizes again.

  4. Jason says

    I feel like Yamanaka, Gurdon and Jaenisch for their work in iPS cells (though Jaenisch might get left off, I don’t know how these politics divide out)?

  5. Gnumann says

    I predict I will not win the Economics Prize this year.

    Is it any consolation that it’s a fake nobel?

  6. Bill Door says

    David Baker, Chemistry, for protein structure prediction/design.
    Ad Bax deserves one as well, but it’s not likely.
    Carlos Bustamante for single-molecule biophysics.

  7. EvoMonkey says

    Clearly, Michele Bachman deserves the Nobel Prize for Anti-science for saving 11-12 year old girls from mental retardation due to the HPV vaccine.

  8. Vicki says

    People have “won” IgNobels for real-world actions in the past: for example, in 1994,

    Economics: Awarded to Juan Pablo Davila, former employee of the state-owned company Coldelco. Davila’s Ig was awarded for instructing his computer to “buy” when he meant “sell.” The ultimate consequence was the loss of 0.5 percent of the gross national product. In Chile “davilar” is now a verb meaning “to botch things up royally.”

    (Summary found at frivolity.com)

    Then again, that was back when the awards were tagged as being for research that should not be repeated, rather than the current “makes you laugh and then makes you think.”

  9. Richard Smith says

    @Vicki (#15}:

    One of my favourite IgNobels for research that should not be repeated has to be from 1992:

    Archaeology – Eclaireurs de France (a French Scouting organization), removers of graffiti, for damaging the prehistoric paintings of two Bisons in the Cave of Mayrière supérieure near the French village of Bruniquel

  10. russellseitz says

    Way a Nobel for Inanity when its already been awarded ( To a Gomez Adamms lookalike named Egas-Moniz, in 1949 ) for Lobotomy

    Brown and Enyart look like prime candidates for the procedure

  11. Gnumann says

    Why not Walt Brown and Bob Enyart? After I saw Obama get the Peace Prize my respect for the Nobel Prizes has been in question.

    The thing to remember is that the peace prize is handed out by Norwegian politicians, while the other ones are handed out by Swedish scientists. Apart from the source of the grant and the name they have nothing in common (and of course, that the one in economics isn’t really a nobel prize)

  12. ChasCPeterson says

    Not as funny now that ‘Tis has already been here but:

    There is a Nobel for inanity, isn’t there?

    You mean Economics?
    [padump tchhhhhhh]

    After I saw Obama get the Peace Prize my respect for the Nobel Prizes has been in question.

    Obama? They gave the damn thing to fucking Kissinger!

  13. DLC says

    Those two dummies don’t even rate an Ignobel prize. At least the Igs winners actually did something.

  14. Phalacrocorax, not a particularly smart avian says

    Vicki quotes:

    Economics: Awarded to Juan Pablo Davila, former employee of the state-owned company Coldelco. Davila’s Ig was awarded for instructing his computer to “buy” when he meant “sell.” The ultimate consequence was the loss of 0.5 percent of the gross national product. In Chile “davilar” is now a verb meaning “to botch things up royally.”

    You forgot to tell the punchline: he’s a pastor now.

  15. John Morales says

    [OT]

    Gnumann, I tried so hard to get into Kafka on the Shore, given its glowing reviews.

    (I failed)

  16. says

    Will this be the year they finally announce the Nobel for atheism?

    That would come under theology, but there isn’t a theology prize. However, it could come under the literature prize (i.e. a book about atheism could win).

    P.S. Perhaps my definition of science is strict (the study of nature) but I have no time for the idea that economics is a science, even though the prize in economics it isn’t a real Nobel.

  17. Louis says

    Why not Walt Brown and Bob Enyart? After I saw Obama get the Peace Prize my respect for the Nobel Prizes has been in question.

    The thing to remember is that the peace prize is handed out by Norwegian politicians, while the other ones are handed out by Swedish scientists. Apart from the source of the grant and the name they have nothing in common (and of course, that the one in economics isn’t really a nobel prize)

    Norwegian? Hardly. Obama’s Peace Prize was a Brazilian affair. After all, the award was made for America not having Bush….

    ….thank yew, thank yew. I’m all weak here. Try your waitress. Tip the veal.

    Louis

    P.S. [Serious Face] Chemistry prize to either the spectroscopists Zare and Moehner, or (my preference) the bioinorganic people Gray, Lippard and Holm.

  18. Bill Door says

    #31 Louis
    Not sure about the others, but Harry Gray needs a fuckin’ Nobel. He should have got one with Rudolph Marcus in 1992.

  19. Sam Salerno says

    You can all say what you want. Ken Hamm still has not received his nobel for his scientific genius on the age of the earth. It’s been verifiably proven that PZ Myers himself has road a dinosaur.

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