WHAT’S IN A NOBEL NAME?
“I’ve only been asked to endorse products a few times … they will want to put ‘Nobel laureate’ in the ad, and then the Nobel foundation gets upset. They’re very conservative, and in some ways, they’re very much guarding the franchise. They want the Nobel to mean something very strong. If it’s commercialized, they’re worried that it’ll get out of hand.” – An unnamed Nobel Laureate
The Nobel name means “something very strong” indeed:
OMG … the fraud made up an award by linking his own name to the great Alfred Nobel?! … Lordy Lordy … no one cares about tarnishing the Nobel name?! …yikes…who would accept such an award?! …yeew…NASA is hosting this?!…OMG…he’s taking from the King of Sweden and donating to simple folks, like the Whirling Dervish?! …OMG…
Do you know what the dance of the Whirling Dervish means? He receives gifts from Heaven with his right hand (upturned), and gives them to the Earth with his left (downturned).
And such is John Mather’s generosity. He received his ‘gift’ from Heaven (also known as Sverige), and each year he passes a little of it on to the Earth (also called Greenbelt). Between Mather and NASA and the Nobel Foundation, they got some kind of a sublime gig going on there – year after year after year.
But the recipents are full-grown adults. They can use their judgment and refuse the award. Accepting it indicates clear receptiveness, and also admiration for the award. So here I present the proud 2010 Mather-Nobel Laureates:
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John Mather Nobel Scholars 2010
The 2010 Junior Nobel Prizes: The Mather-Nobel Laureates
Given by science fraud John Mather from his fraudulent Nobel Prize money to summer interns at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
This is the third year of these awards.
Who takes tainted money?!
If you were given a $10 million Bernie Madoff Enterprise Award, would you take it?
I suppose it would depend on one’s need vis-a-vis one’s sense of self-worth.
(After three years of operation of this public program, one must assume that this abomination has been officially approved by NASA and the Nobel Foundation. The Foundation has been informed on this post through emails to comments’at’nobelprize.org, info’at’kva.se – in case they wish to say anything.)
NOTE: The Press Release of the 2010 John Mather Nobel Scholarships Award is dated July 28, 2010. However, the first time it appeared as a public announcement (in the Henry Foundation website) was after August 6, 2010 – the date on which the internship at Goddard officially ended. (The website cached by Google on Aug 6, 2010 19:09:20 GMT, did not show the announcement.) So technically, the recipients were not NASA interns when the public announcement was made. See the ambiguity?!
Don’t forget that last year’s award was preceded by a declaration in the Henry Foundation website:
The Henry Foundation has no connection with NASA, and does not represent NASA in any way.
This year’s award announcement has omitted the following boilerplate statement of the last two years:
The awardees were selected by a Committee of Directors, and former Directors, of NASA Space Grane College and Fellowships Program state Space Grant consortia.
So how was the selection of the vaunted scholars made? John Mather has said he did not participate in the process. That would leave Dick Henry sitting alone in his office and going:
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,
Catch an intern by the toe.
If he hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.