a blog with cultural bulimia.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

you can't lose the Nobel prize, only win it

"We are a society that talks too much about "entitled," not enough about "unbecoming."
[The Wall Street Journal]
Nobel protester wins alternative prize: Stockholm ceremony proceeds despite dispute.: I find it disturbing and embarassing that a famous scientist can be such a big baby.

"In one of the most vitriolic acts of academic indignation on record, Raymond Damadian -- a pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging -- last week bitterly criticized the committee for giving the prize for medicine to Britain's Peter Mansfield and America's Paul Lauterbur, to be presented in Stockholm on Wednesday. (...) Damadian -- a creationist who believes the world is only 6,000 years old -- is claiming he is (...) being shunned for his beliefs."
Taipei Times
(I know, I can't believe I am quoting the Taipei Times...)