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JCC So I just won a Nobel

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lugija, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Now instead of invading weaker countries, France and Germany just impose their wills through financial means. [face_eu_flag]
     
  3. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The EU should make commemorative replica Nobel Prizes for all its citizens.....except it is in the middle of financial crisis.
     
  4. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    This one is even better than Obama's!
     
  5. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes, we as a continent have managed to go more than half a century without trying to kill each other (well, except for the Balkans, but who's counting). Where's my share of the prize money.
     
  6. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    It's less than one eurocent per person. Bah. [face_frustrated]
     
  7. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    You should use the prize money to pay down Greece's debt. 1 million down, only a few billion left to go!
     
  8. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The Nobel Peace Prize committee continues to do its utmost to be taken seriously by exactly no one, I see.
     
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  9. Yo_Raja

    Yo_Raja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Next year they will give it to themselves for promoting peace with the means of the Prize.
     
  10. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  11. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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  12. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    Hey now, the 2009 Peace Prize winner hasn't systematically killed people by the hundreds with sky robots since he won the award, so I think it's a pretty prestigious honor.

    Er...wait a second...

    In all seriousness, why is the Nobel Prize so prestigious in the first place? What makes the Nobel Prize committee the supreme arbiters of justice and truth? Einstein didn't win a Nobel Prize for General or Special Relativity; does that make the theories any less seminal or revolutionary?
     
  13. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    The physics prizes are still given to big deals, even if they miss some. I mean, Einstein's Nobel for the photoelectric effect is still a huge thing.
     
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  14. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    Right, but the photoelectric effect is a big deal because it's a seminal, fundamental physical effect, not because it won the Nobel Prize.
     
  15. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    The prize was given because it was a big deal, not the other way around.
     
  16. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The thing about the physics prize is it tends to favor experimentally verifiable results - hence photoelectric effect and not GR, and why it seems so "biased" in favor of QM.

    In other words, it's exactly the opposite of the Peace Prize. :p