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The Dark Side Of The Nobel Prizes

By Gerard @presurfer
It's the time of the Nobel Prize Awards again. Most people who receive the prize are happy with it. They usually see it as a recognition for their work. But the Nobel Prizes have their dark side too. The most annoying aspect is that the prize can go to at most three people. This is not the way science works.
And there have been quite a few controversies. Among other criticisms, the Nobel Committees have been accused of having a political agenda, and of omitting more deserving candidates. They have also been accused of Eurocentrism, especially for the Literature Prize.

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