Alfred Nobel is spinning in his grave right now.

When I saw the headline on my daily email from TheScientist.com, “Calling all charlatans” I thought the article was going to address the Nobel Peace Prize having been awarded to Al “I founded the Internet” Gore. You know, the guy with the carbon footprint that is more than twenty (20) times the national average? (And the guy whose ‘tolerant’ groupies make threats of death upon anyone who dares to stand up to him about it.)

Even if we take leave of our collective senses long enough to twist reality and stipulate that Al Gore’s global warming theories are facts (yeah I know, but let’s just pretend for a minute), how in the hell does that justify bestowing the Nobel Peace Prize upon him?

Alfred Nobel, himself, defined the award as such: “…and one part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity among nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses…”

So, how does Al’s four years of “dedication” and “work” for the “cause” of “global warming” satisfy that requirement? Even if every single word he uttered is 100% unpolished fact, how’s it promoting the cause of peace in the world?

The Nobel Peace Prize is well and truly a sham now. No longer can great minds say “I won the Nobel Peace Prize” with a straight face. It’s no longer an honor recognizing years of hard work and dedication to the causes of global peace, it’s a political prize awarded to the monkey who bangs the right cymbals at the right beat. And that’s a crying shame.

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