About the Nobel Announcement

Steven Michael Harris stevenharris at mediaone.net
Tue Oct 10 10:16:26 EST 2000

Nobel Announcement

Yesterday they announced the winners for the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The
work of these doctors that are being honored was good work that contributed
to the understanding of the nervous system, but the conclusions that were
drawn from that work about the workings of the brain are going to be found
wrong enough that they are making it almost impossible to understand how the
brain actually functions.

I believe that this year's award will eventually be understood as one of the
great Nobel mistakes almost on par with the 1951 award to Egas Moniz, the
discoverer of the lobotomy. It promotes a theory of basic science by using
the language of "brain chemistry" that is supporting the pharmaceutical
approach to solving problems and ignores many observations that conflict
with the theories (or, rather, the language of the theories) put forth by
this group of doctors.

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