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Vindicated: Ridiculed Israeli scientist wins Nobel
Ventura County Star ^ | 10/6/2011 | AP

Posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:02 AM PDT by Signalman

Edited on 10/06/2011 9:48:32 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

JERUSALEM JERUSALEM (AP) - When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group.


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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: chemistry; danielshechtman; iowa; israel; nobel; nobelprize; quasicrystals; schectman; vindicated

1 posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
"A good scientist is a humble and listening scientist and not one that is sure 100 percent in what he read in the textbooks," Shechtman said.

HERETIC!

2 posted on 10/06/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Signalman

But, but, he couldn’t have been correct.

After all, the “consensus” was that he was wrong.

And we all know that when the majority of scientists disagree with you, you must be wrong.

Sound familiar?

(Please note the only partial sarcasm, the facts were that the majority of real scientists did not agree with AGW.)


3 posted on 10/06/2011 9:10:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Signalman

Good for him. Would I have the strength to stand up to the criticism like that, to not get bitter?

He sounds like he isn’t bitter, but...how could he not be?

Now all we need to do is get the global warming scam confirmed as hooey so we can get the reputations of all those tarnished scientists back to their original sheen.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 9:10:44 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: Signalman
Shechtman is a professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He is the 10th Israeli Nobel winner, a great source of pride in a nation of just 7.8 million people.

As this accomplishment should be. Congratulations, Dr. Shechtman !

5 posted on 10/06/2011 9:11:49 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Apply that lesson to GLOBAL WARMING oh wait, not warming lets change it to CLIMATE CHANGE.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 9:12:59 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: Signalman

Yikes; the Pauling quote is quite damning!

Looks like it took about five to seven years, and better evidence, and the scientific community came around - accepted his findings - and made significant discoveries and applications with his findings.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and it took him a few years to gather it.

But the last thing we need is scientists like Pauling calling someone diligently working to GATHER said evidence a “quasi-scientist”.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 9:18:15 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: pyx

Arab Nobel Prize Winners:

Literature
1988 - Najib Mahfooz *
2006 - Orhan Pamuk
Peace
1978 - Anwar El-Sadat
1994 - Yasser Arafat... A Joke!!! **
2003 - Shirin Ebadi
2005 - Mohamed ElBaradei
2006 - Muhammad Yunus

Chemistry
1999 - Ahmed Zewail

Physics
1979 - Abdus Salam (arguable because he is Qadiani)

Israeli Nobel Prize Winners:

Literature

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
1995 - Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
2006 - Roger D. Kornberg
2008 - Martin Chalfie
2009 - Ada Yonath
2011 - Dan Schectman

Economics

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 - Daniel Kahneman
2004 - Richard Axel
2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
2007 - Leonid (Leo) Hurwicz
2007 - Eric Maskin
2007 - Roger Myerson
2008 - Paul Krugman

Physiology / Medicine

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1947 - Garty Cori
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg (father)
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1982 - [Sir] John Vane
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Rita Levi-Montalcini
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1992 - Edmond Fischer
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2000 - Paul Greengard
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
2006 - Roger Kornberg (son)
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire

Physics

1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1945 - Wolfgang Pauli
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1958 - Il’ja Mikhailovich
1958 - Igor Yevgenyevich
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
1995 - Frederick Reines
1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
1997 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2000 - Zhores I. Alferov
2003 - Vitaly Ginsburg
2003 - Alexei Abrikosov
2004 - David Gross
2004 - H. David Politzer
2005 - Roy Glauber

..


8 posted on 10/06/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: allmendream

I think it might have been a little joke. Quasi-crystals, quasi-scientist...


9 posted on 10/06/2011 9:23:04 AM PDT by null and void (Day 988 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Signalman

“Israeli Nobel Prize Winners:”

Correction: Jewish Nobel Prize Winners


10 posted on 10/06/2011 9:24:01 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
That's not the first time a scientist has come up with an idea that doesn't fit within the Scientific Community, but has later been proved correct. Revenge is sweet when taken in slow bites!

Mike

11 posted on 10/06/2011 9:24:50 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: null and void
Yes, but the joke ended up being on Pauling. How embarrassing for him.
12 posted on 10/06/2011 9:28:23 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Signalman

Mazeltov!


13 posted on 10/06/2011 9:29:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Signalman

proof that the joos control everything.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 9:29:41 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: MichaelP
Neither will it be the last time.

This followed a well worn script for revolutionary scientific ideas.

A lone researcher/scientist comes up with a novel explanation at odds with what is commonly accepted among scientists.

The “old guard” ridicule him and refuse to take his ideas seriously.

The researcher comes up with better and better evidence until almost all his critics become convinced.

New discoveries and applications based upon the principle uncovered are made.

All but a few old hold outs are convinced - and science moves on without them - because they are no longer making great discoveries and applications.

15 posted on 10/06/2011 9:44:34 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Signalman

Good that he lived long enough to see vindication of this sort.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 9:52:32 AM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: SJackson; Nachum

Ping!


17 posted on 10/06/2011 9:54:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pyx; Signalman

Splendid!


18 posted on 10/06/2011 10:12:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (La paciencia todo lo alcanza. Solo Dios basta.)
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To: allmendream
Yes, but the joke ended up being on Pauling. How embarrassing for him.

Good thing he's too dead to be embarrassed...

19 posted on 10/06/2011 10:17:51 AM PDT by null and void (Day 988 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Signalman

Where’s your long list of Muslim Nobel prize winners? I want to see it!!! Aren’t all cultures and religions equal? LOL!


20 posted on 10/06/2011 10:30:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Still, according to Obama, there have been far more Muslim Nobel Laureates. One people build, the other people destroy.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 10:45:22 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: Signalman

“Arab Nobel Prize Winners:”

i guess we could add Barack Hussein Obama to that list to be fair


22 posted on 10/06/2011 1:32:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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What's next, a prize for a man caused global warming disbeliever?

23 posted on 10/06/2011 4:01:12 PM PDT by SJackson (The irony is, the reason I was in this office is because I told a story to the American people, BHO)
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To: Signalman
"Anytime you have a discovery that changes the conventional wisdom that's 200 years old, that's something that's really remarkable," said Princeton University physicist Paul J. Steinhardt, who coined the term "quasicrystals" and had been doing theoretical work on them before Shechtman reported finding the real thing.

Is the name Steinhardt Jewish? He theorized quasicrystals before they were ever found.

24 posted on 10/07/2011 12:39:12 AM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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Thanks Signalman.
25 posted on 10/07/2011 3:11:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Textbooks are safe. They tell you what to think, so you don’t have to. Burn him at the stake for everyone else’s sake. Originality is dangerous, you see.


26 posted on 10/08/2011 5:49:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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