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  •  The Nobel committee goes out of its way (1+ / 0-)
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    to try to avoid giving the prize to folks who campaign for the honor. Some are disqualified because of "personality problems" even though they have done excellent work. The Nobel committee does not want to reward people who will damage the reputation of the prize.

    Over the years mistakes have been made, but it has not been for the lack of trying.

    I wouldn't judge too harshly people who have been nominated. If a friend of mine were nominated, I would consider it odd if he/she did not talk about it. I have known families of two Nobel prize winners in the sciences; the families are with reason exceedingly proud.

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    by Jane Lew on Sun Oct 11, 2009 at 12:38:13 PM PDT

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      I guess you're talking about people who mention the nomination in confidence, then? I'd thought you were referring to those who make public pronouncements about it. The only ones I can think of in that category are indeed of dubious quality.

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      by Nowhere Man on Sun Oct 11, 2009 at 05:15:39 PM PDT

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