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#46268 Dec 29, 2012
Nobel Prizes are rigged by powerful lobbies with vested interests.
#46269 Dec 29, 2012
Greeting Joel, now tell me why you would say such a stupid thing?
Could it be that Nobel prize winners are supposedly BRIGHT and come from countries where the people are BRIGHT and yet the countries with the BRIGHTEST people get very little if any of these prizes?
Hong Kong is ranked number 1 in terms of IQ on the list in the link below and so how often do people from Hong Kong get Nobel prizes?
What about people from countries much lower down the list of BRIGHTNESS? How often do they get the Nobel prizes?
Below is one site that list countries by IQ's.
#46270 Dec 29, 2012
Muq: If you have no little kids, that does not mean that you should not be concerned with the problem?
Idgaf: no, only means that I'm not as close to it as others. The problem is not an easy one to solve.
Muq: If there is "no solution" for these problems, then why is all this hue and cry in the media?
Idgaf: the media is about ratings and not about doing. The only person doing anything about this is Joe RPieHole in AZ. He's putting armed guards at schools.
Muq: And why you call these people as "my terrorist mafia"? Why you involve me into these acts?
Idgaf: you stated earlier that you guys don't have these kinds of problems and I beg to differ as you guys :abve been at war for 1000s of yrs. Unfortunately, your people own those crazy terrorists and they taint your culture. As do these nuts in our American society.
Muq: Crazy suicide bombers are just as weird as those gun tottering terrorists of your society. Both kill innocent people.
Idgaf: you and I are in agreement here, we can all do without these screwed up people. Fortunately for all of us, those nuts are a very small number of people.
Muq: It seems both of us are living in glass houses, so we should not throw stones at each others and try to solve this common problem that plagues our society.
Idgaf: my point exactly on my earlier post. I can't just throw rocks at you, but you certainly shouldn't throw them either. These crazy people are a serious problem, unfortunately, there is not a simple way to exterminate them or change them.
Muq:Just demonizing each other and pointing fingers at each other would not solve the problem.
Idgaf: thanks for a very good post, it's refreshing to read your thoughts and not your pastes.
#46271 Dec 29, 2012
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#46272 Dec 29, 2012
I guess google is too complicated a tool for you
IsraelSee also: List of Jewish Nobel laureates
1.Dan Shechtman, Chemistry, 2011
2.Ada E. Yonath, Chemistry, 2009
3.Robert Aumann, born in Germany, Economics, 2005
4.Aaron Ciechanover, Chemistry, 2004
5.Avram Hershko, born in Hungary, Chemistry, 2004
6.Daniel Kahneman, Economics, 2002
7.Yitzhak Rabin, Peace, 1994
8.Shimon Peres, born in what was then Poland, now Belarus, Peace, 1994
9.Menachem Begin, born in what was then Russia, now Belarus, Peace, 1978
10.Shmuel Yosef Agnon, born in what was then Austria-Hungary, now Ukraine, Literature, 1966
#46273 Dec 29, 2012
Lol...I coudnt help but notice that Jamaica was listed as 70th on that list.
I place no stock in IQ as a measure of anything.
The point I was making earlier was that Israel was a leader in innovation - and that can be measured independently of either IQ or Nobel prize.
#46274 Dec 29, 2012
More likely, Israel is known among certain radical ideological Muslim circles for "its racist policies and the crimes it commits on innocent Palestinian me, women and children.." ....and to the rest of the world it is recognized for its high tech, its agriculture innovations, and in general its scientific contributions to the rest of the world.
Regarding your mode of thinking on the issue:
a. An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.
b. A preconceived preference or idea.
2. The act or state of holding unreasonable preconceived judgments or convictions. See Synonyms at predilection.
3. Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion.
#46275 Dec 29, 2012
My undestanding of the Nobel prize areas, or at least the areas within science (vs peace and economics) is that they are weighed heavily towards those that contribute within their respective fields.
So the question you should be examining is what does it take to be recognized within your field?
The great thing about the scientific enterprise is that it is not constrained by nationality. I.E. most scientific journals are international. Therefore, it matters less whether you are Saudi, or Russian, or Trinidadian, and more if you publish something.
Now, I admit, it can be noted that not all countries financially support their scientific enterprises equally. Thats probably a better indicator of national success than ethnic belief.
But on the other hand, when you believe that the world was built in seven days literally, that cant make you a good geologist etc etc.
#46277 Dec 29, 2012
What seems to be at the heart of the matter (to me at least) is not what is absolute right, but what is right living...
And that would be a philosophy, not an answer. Therefore it would seem to be most meaningful, it would HAVE to be tailored toward each individual.
#46278 Dec 29, 2012
Dont blame the poor Mayans. Their culture and belied system is undoubtably 100% more complicated than the water down "prophecy" that a few white people ran with.
Personally one of the funniest stories of 2012 to me was that Mitt Romney and Karl Rove, two of the more powerful wealthy folks in the US, with unlimited access to resources, were themselves victims to their party's own media bubble. Honestly (with no sarcasm), who would of thought?
Perhaps someone should of hooked their cable up to National Geographic as well.
#46284 Dec 29, 2012
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#46285 Dec 29, 2012
Frijoles---Lol...I coudnt help but notice that Jamaica was listed as 70th on that list.
HughBe--- Great observation and do you know that I am among the least of the Jamaicans?
Currently you are struggling with one who is among the least of the Jamaicans. Now, can you imagine your plight when you try to engage an average Jamaican?
#46286 Dec 29, 2012
Frijoles---My undestanding of the Nobel prize areas, or at least the areas within science (vs peace and economics) is that they are weighed heavily towards those that contribute within their respective fields.
HughBe--- In essence brighter people are less equipped to contribute to their fields. So the prizes tend to go to those who are less gifted but are MORE capable than their superiors, intellectually speaking.
#46287 Dec 29, 2012
Obviously you have never participated in a scientific career.
#46288 Dec 29, 2012
Like I said, I dont really think IQ is an indicator of anything (my opinion) worthwhile in terms of intellectual productivity.
But if it was, being a fish in a smaller pool seems to me to be a startegy that is more successful than a fish in a big pool.
So you are likley ahead of the game, as long as you jump into a bigger pool.
#46289 Dec 29, 2012
As long as you DONT jump into the bigger pool
#46290 Dec 29, 2012
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#46291 Dec 29, 2012
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
A tool in discovering the speaker of scripture is to look to the first part of the work. Therefore, in Zechariyah one can find the speaker in "Chapter" 1 of the "Book", and in particular, in "verses" 13 and 14.
#46292 Dec 29, 2012
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach him to use the Internet, and he won't bother you for weeks!
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
#46293 Dec 29, 2012
Which “Sword” the Prophet Used against his enemies: Part-21
Enemies of Islam represent our prophet as a very cruel and blood thirsty man, who would kill his “opponents, enemies and any one who disagreed with him” at “the drop of hat” and all his adversaries would be “terrified” at the mere sight of him.
The picture is far from true, let us look at some incidents from the life of prophet, as what was “this sword which killed the enmity for ever”
The Case of : A Bedouin of desert
Once prophet and his companions were returning from a Military compaign, it was noon time and very hot. Prophet saw a tree and wanted to take a small nap in its shade. He took his sword, hung it by one of the branch, and went to sleep.
A Bedouin was watching the prophet, he saw him alone, sleeping with his sword hanging by the tree. He was not a Muslim by that time, thinking it to be a good opportunity, he went to the tree, removed the sword and woke up the prophet.
“Now tell me Mohammad, who will save you from my hand”? He asked the prophet. Prophet opened his eyes, saw the Bedouin with sword in his hand standing by his head. He did not lose his calm.
“Allah” he replied in a very cool and with conviction. The Bedouin was taken aback, the sword fell from his hand, prophet picked up the sword and said
“Now, tell me, who will protect you from MY hand”
“No one, I only expect mercy and forgiveness from you hand”, he replied.
“Will you accept Islam” the prophet asked.
“No, but I will not help your enemies” the Bedouin replied. Prophet let him go unharmed.
That Bedouin was chief of his clan, he went and recounted this incident and very soon the whole clan became Muslim.
So it was the “Sword of Faith, Mercy and Kindness” by which prophet enslaved this whole clan for ever!!
The Case of : HUSEIN BIN MUNDHER, KHAZAI
This is during the period when there was tussle between the Prophet and chieftains of Makkah. They wanted to get some sort of “understanding ” between prophet and themselves. First they sent UTBAH with the mission, when that failed, they sent HUSEIN with the same mission.
He came to prophet and told him about the problem of Makkah people and told why are you doing this thing, which has caused so much rift in the Makkan society.
Prophet kept on listening, and when he had finished his talking, he asked
“ ABU IMRAN (his title) how many gods you worship these days”
“Seven, six on the earth and one in the heavens” HUSEIN replied.
“To which of these seven you fear most and ask for things” asked the prophet.
“To one, who is in heavens” HUSEIN replied.
“If you become Muslim, I will teach you two sentences which will benefit you much” said the prophet.
On this HUSEIN accepted Islam, and asked the prophet to teach him those two sentences.
“O Allah! Send guidance to my heart! And save me from harm of my own self” told the prophet.
So it was the “sword of patience and sincerity” by which prophet enslaved HUSEIN for ever!
Source: Companions of Prophet: by Talib Hashmi
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