This should make predicting this year’s science Nobels easier. Last month,
Republican congressman Paul Broun, who also happens to be a member of the US House of Representatives science committee, described evolution, the big bang theory and embryology as ‘lies straight from the pit hell’:
Today one of the Nobel committees got their revenge, giving the Physiology or Medicine prize to work on embryology. Ha, take that!
So, coming up this week: prizes for the Big Bang tomorrow, and chemical evolution on Wednesday. Perhaps Dawkins will get the literature prize on Thursday, just to really wind up the US politicians.
Who, then for the Peace Prize? Any suggestions?