Nobel Prize Committee, a Bunch of Hypocrites!

-By Don Boys, Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize has become a joke to informed people since, in recent years, it has become a farce, fraud, fake, and fatuity (a self-satisfied unintelligence)! However, the problem is that most people don’t know much about the Nobel Prize other than it is supposed to be the highest honor a person can receive. This year the prize for peace goes to Barack Obama, a man who has made no lasting positive contribution to the world.

Alfred Nobel died in 1872 leaving most of his fortune to establish prizes as determined by various committees in Sweden and Norway. The Peace Prize is determined by members of the Norway Parliament. The professions to be honored for outstanding achievements were physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, for work in peace, and now economics. So far, so good.

Al made his fortune by inventing dynamite, an invention that changed the face of the world for good and evil. It is interesting that he almost called his invention, “Nobels Safety Powder”! What a misnomer! He also developed “Gelignite,” a blasting gelatin that made drilling much more efficient and less expensive. Money started piling up in his bank account.

However, a French newspaper erroneously printed his obituary, confusing him with his deceased brother, and characterized Al as a “merchant of death” because of the deadly use of dynamite in warfare. The paper wrote, “The merchant of death is dead” and went on to say, “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.” He was horrified that he would be remembered in such a manner and instituted the Nobel Prizes to provide him a positive legacy. It worked.

Since 1900, many more or less deserving people have received the awards such as Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, William Faulkner, T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett, Pierre and Marie Curie, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein.

Pierre and Marie Curie along with their daughter and her husband won five prizes although Marie, when a widow, had an affair with a former pupil of her dead husband. Love letters were discovered and printed in a newspaper and she was pressured to refuse the prize; however, she accepted it saying her private life had nothing to do with her profession.

Le Duc Tho, a bloody communist of Vietnam, was awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize although he refused the prize because peace had not been established in Vietnam. President Obama will accept the Prize even though he is an “empty suit” and may be the least qualified person to be nominated. Was Le Duc Tho more principled than Obama?

Others who received the Peace Prize include Martin Luther King, Jr., Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore. An observation: It seems that to qualify for the peace prize in modern times one must be an incompetent, a communist, a terrorist, or a socialist. All right maybe one doesn’t have to fit into one of those categories but it sure seems to help.

Martin Luther King, an admitted fornicator, closet communist, and plagiarist, accepted the prize in 1964. It is further enlightening of his character (or lack thereof) to note that when he went to Norway to accept the Nobel Prize, he was caught drunk, running naked down a hotel hallway trying to catch a woman and was stopped by the police as reported by Alan Stang.

Nelson Mandela is a former president of South Africa, member of the communist African National Congress, and hero to most people but as a young man, he was arrested and spent 27 years in a South African prison not as a civil rights fighter but for sabotage (and other crimes). When arrested he had on his person an article in his own handwriting, “Why I am a Good Communist.” The white government offered him his freedom many times if he would renounce terror and violence but he refused and continued his prison sentence and enhanced his reputation as a weird kind of martyr.

Some Nobel winners have been a major embarrassment to the memory of Alfred Nobel such as Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, who won in 1976 for his research in human slow-virus infections. Daniel spent 19 months in jail after pleading guilty in 1997 to charges of child molestation. Then there was Johannes Fibiger who won in 1926 for discovering that parasitic worms cause cancer; however, that turned out to be totally false! The Nobel Peace Committee really showed their leftist, moronic mentality when they chose terrorist Yasser Arafat in 1994!

A list of those who have not received a Nobel Prize is also noteworthy: Leo Tolstoy, James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Mahatma Gandhi and Raymond Damadian. Dr. Damadian is the inventor of the MRI scanner (that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives) yet the Nobel committee gave the prize to two other scientists who helped him! The award can go up to three people yet they purposefully refused to honor Damadian! Question: Could the Prize committee’s refusal to honor him be because Damadian belongs to an independent Baptist church and is a six-day creationist? No, surely not. That would be, well, bigotry and unprofessional and prejudicial, and the black-tail, white-tie Nobel committee members could never be guilty of such sins. Could they be undisguised, unashamed, unfeeling, unaccountable, unapt hypocrites?

A famous agnostic anticreationist, the Canadian philosophy professor Michael Ruse wrote of his deep concern suggesting the “likely hypothesis” that Damadian was rejected by the Nobel Committee for his open creationism. “Damadian is a Christian,” says Ruse, “whose beliefs include the Genesis account of creation: Adam and Eve the first humans, universal flood, and all the rest.”

Yes, Virginia, the Nobel Prize Committees are made up of sanctimonious hypocrites.
Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 13 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years His most recent book is ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse! His websites are and

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One thought on “
Nobel Prize Committee, a Bunch of Hypocrites!”

  1. Thank you Dr. Boys for the history lesson and the trip down memory lane.


    Your list of those who have not received a Nobel Prize is incomplete without the Marx Brothers and the Keystone Cops. Both the prizes and the committee are such jokes that those names should be synonymous with the awards.

    In all fairness Daniel Carleton Gajdusek can use the Marie Curie defense that private life had nothing to do with profession…

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