The Nobel Prize

Linnea Ista lkista at UNM.EDU
Tue Sep 30 14:40:15 EST 1997


On 30 Sep 1997, Leemor Joshua-Tor wrote:

> >Like it or not Nobel prize winnners are considered by our society to be
> >the creme de la creme of scientists. It is they to whom those making
> >policy tend to turn when making decisions. Their publically aired views do
> >make a difference and it is certainly within reason for those of us
> >discussed in those views to be able to refute them.
> >
> >Linnea
> 
> Refute them all you want, but just don't say they didn't "deserve" the
> Nobel prize, as someone here said, because of that.
> 
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that comment was made by a
student in a class discussion about Rosalind Franklin and relayed to us by
the instructor. I don't think anyone on the list would state that Watson
did not deserve the Nobel Prize because of his boorish behavior. 

Linnea




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