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Why do Jews win so many Nobels?
Haaretz ^ | 10/09/2013 | By Ruth Schuster

Posted on 10/09/2013 11:32:18 AM PDT by Joe Jitsu

Edited on 10/09/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Jews make up only 0.2% of the world population, yet comprise 22% of Nobel laureates. What's the deal?

Jews have a reputation for being smart. The fact that all three recipients of this year's Nobel prize for Chemistry are Jewish is yet another brick in the wall of that long-lived perception.


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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; History; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: jews; nobelprize

1 posted on 10/09/2013 11:32:18 AM PDT by Joe Jitsu
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To: Joe Jitsu

What are the odds that Islam “actually discovered/invented” algebra ?

I suggest that it was their Jewish Dhimmis.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 11:36:15 AM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Joe Jitsu

My first teacher (in my profession) was Jewish. Their big thing always was...education, education, education.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 11:36:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Joe Jitsu
I have heard that Jews win most Nobel awards, control all the banks, control all the schools, control all the diamonds, control all the newspapers, control the international monetary fund, control all of Hollywood, and control all Western governments.

If even half of that is true....I want to be a Jew!!

4 posted on 10/09/2013 11:38:11 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Joe Jitsu

Maybe because they are SMART! They apply themselves and actually learn their trade and don’t expect anyone to hand them a Nobel prize for just breathing.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 11:39:46 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: Joe Jitsu; a fool in paradise

Conspiracy of the Elders of Whatchumacallit!


6 posted on 10/09/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Joe Jitsu

Jews value education, family, and entrepreneurship. The same values will lead to success for non-Jews.


7 posted on 10/09/2013 11:41:11 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Joe Jitsu

The explanation is fairly obvious. Judaism does not discourage in any way learning things outside of Judaism. In fact, an important and somewhat radical concept found in Judaism is that a good idea is a good idea, no matter who thought it up, even their worst of enemies.

Add to that for many years, European Jews were restricted in what businesses they could engage in. They were generally allowed to work in intellectually oriented businesses. So being a scholar or mathematician, or working in financial matters was acceptable.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 11:42:06 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Zeneta

As I understand it, they got it from their Hindu dhimmis.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 11:42:22 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Allah Fubar.)
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To: Joe Jitsu

And Europe killed most of it’s Jews and then replaced them with more Muslims than you can shake a stick at.

Europeans are not very smart.

They are about as dumb as Americans considering the many mosques that deface the American skyline.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 11:43:43 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Zeneta

Islam had nothing to do with algebra. It was actually an Indian (possibly originally Chinese) calculation system that the Muslims stole when they conquered India.

Islam has nothing that it hasn’t stolen from other cultures after crushing them. And then that knowledge lasts for about one generation in an Islamic culture and is stamped out, since Islam is anti-knowledge because it believes that God cannot be known in any way, that creation is a random event that God may or may not decide to continue, and that Mohammed told people that the only way to deal with this irrational, unpredictable, angry deity was to follow his peculiar syncretist mixture of a sort of parody of Jewish and pagan ritual and civil law, called sharia.

Because he had the military force to back it up, people did it.

That’s why Islamic societies have nothing now and everything that they claim they had at one time they had to re-acquire from Christian, Jewish and even pagan society by means of secularization. And now they’ve destroyed even that.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 11:44:25 AM PDT by livius
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To: Joe Jitsu

Not just genetic. It’s cultural expectations. Jews are encouraged to study hard and to succeed.

Contrast that with America’s two foremost victim groups. (0 is a member of two of them) They moan and whine about how there are mistreated. They mistreat their kids and tell them they are worthless. They encourage dependency and parasitism. They mock hard work, study and achievement.

The results are as expected.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 11:44:42 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Joe Jitsu

In the Old Testament God said he would bless Israel. These blessings were various and one was exceptional intelligence as we are seeing today as God’s chosen people.


13 posted on 10/09/2013 11:45:57 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: Mrs. Don-o

As I understand it, they got it from their Hindu dhimmis.


Either way, it is extremely unlikely that it came from a Muslim.

BTW, I have had this thought for sometime and have yet to find any backing.

Can you point me to a source ?


14 posted on 10/09/2013 11:47:10 AM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Joe Jitsu

This is a fascinating question.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 11:48:21 AM PDT by zeaal
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To: All

If Jews are so smart, why do they largely vote for Democrats ?


16 posted on 10/09/2013 11:49:34 AM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: Joe Jitsu

Simple -

Gen 22:18
“and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed”


17 posted on 10/09/2013 11:50:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: escapefromboston

Because they’re voting against perceived “Christians”.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 11:50:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: escapefromboston
If Jews are so smart, why do they largely vote for Democrats ?

GUILT !!!


19 posted on 10/09/2013 11:51:27 AM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Joe Jitsu

It’s a conspiracy.

Duh.

< / islam >


20 posted on 10/09/2013 11:52:29 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: escapefromboston

“If Jews are so smart, why do they largely vote for Democrats ?”

Jews don’t vote for Democrats. People of the Jewish faith whose families come from socialist upbringing vote Democrat.


21 posted on 10/09/2013 11:56:36 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: Zeneta
http://gatesofvienna.net/2013/08/how-muslims-did-not-invent-algebra/ (Link)
22 posted on 10/09/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Allah Fubar.)
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To: Joe Jitsu
Intelligence, education, strong family ethics, religion, clean living and HARD WORK.

23 posted on 10/09/2013 12:16:29 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Joe Jitsu

Ive met some dense Jewish folk, so superior Jewish intellect is a generalization. But,it does exist. Jewish achievement is a gift from God that evidences that he is God. Read the Book. Each one, however, must choose how he uses his gifts. You see some who do great things that benefit humanity and others who tear it apart trying to control everything(Soros). Anti Semites say Jews are inherently bad. They are not. They are just like everyone else except in certain areas they seem to be better at it. When one of them chooses to be bad, he is not more evil than others, just more brilliant at being what he has chosen. They make some of the greatest heroes and villains; but this this again come down to individual choice. From among the Jewish people come the most admired and some of the most despised in my book.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: escapefromboston
"If Jews are so smart, why do they largely vote for Democrats ?"

Being smart and being wise, don't always go hand in hand.

25 posted on 10/09/2013 12:40:18 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Zeneta
You've touched upon an issue of one that is historically fallacious to an unprecedented degree, the truth of which should be much more widespread in the revelation of undeserved credit regarding just such misnomers to Arab culture in its heyday.

The heyday of the Arab Empire was one characterized by its brutal imperialistic wars of Jihad in the overtaking of counties especially to the East, India, being known to usurp scientific knowledge and know-how from nations they vanquished. Mathematics was one area in which they incorporated into their society having stolen the bulk of what goes for Arab scientific achievement. Most of what is credited to Arab achievement never originated among Arab homegrown inventions but which originated in societies they had vanquished.

Algebra is one very good example of inventive thought its sources having originated elsewhere being incorporated into their society as their own. But the best example of just such egregious intellectual hijacking is that of our present day numeral system based on the number 10. 'Arab' Numerals as they have so fallaciously become known as throughout the world has no connection to the Arab culture in being responsible for its inspiration.

The numbering system used today worldwide had its roots in India but which The Arab stole and adopted as their own, with the misnomer of being called 'Arab' as seeming origin for the invention having incorrectly remained associated with it since the day.

26 posted on 10/09/2013 12:44:20 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Joe Jitsu

Jews are smart plus their culture really emphases education (to put it mildly) and hard work. Talent and hard work lead to success. Who knew?


27 posted on 10/09/2013 12:45:18 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Joe Jitsu
I remember a joke Abby Hoffman told, something to the effect that: "Abortion for Jews isn't much of a moral issue because in Jewish culture the fetus isn't considered fully human until it's finished graduate school."

How're you gonna compete with that? :0))

28 posted on 10/09/2013 12:46:56 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Zeneta

Algebra predates Islam by a lot. Middle easterners invented it, a long time ago.


29 posted on 10/09/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; lbryce; discostu; livius

Thanks to all.

This is something that I have instinctively felt for many years.

Islam, ruled by the Koran, is wholly unable to seek any knowledge or insights that exist outside of their book.

Gates of Vienna is a great website.

Thanks again.


30 posted on 10/09/2013 1:16:22 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Sacajaweau

Several years ago a Jewish friend of mine invited me to attend his daughter’s Bat Mitzva. I did and it was most impressive. To do it she had to learn a good deal of Hebrew and be the main person performing the service. Getting to that point of knowledge must have taken her at lest a hundred hours of work and effort, far more than was involved in my Christian confirmation. Jews also pay similarly great attention to education in general. All of us would be better off if we emulated them. I just wish more of them were conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers.


31 posted on 10/09/2013 1:20:04 PM PDT by libstripper (Asv)
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To: escapefromboston
If Jews are so smart, why do they largely vote for Democrats ?

The Talmud indoctrinates Jews with an extreme form of altruism, and from childhood on, Jews are trapped in it. And the rat party is the party that glorifies altruism and collectivism.

32 posted on 10/09/2013 1:35:05 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Joe Jitsu
Jews win so many Nobel Prizes because the are NOT Muslims. The Muslim religion actively discourages any kind of the kind of leaning or ability required by the Nobel Prize. Muslims would rather be enslaving, converting, or killing: 1) other Muslims, 2) Christians, 3) Jews, 4) Buddhists, or 5) any other group Muslims do not like. It is that simple.
33 posted on 10/09/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Joe Jitsu

I have always admired the Jewish people and appreciated their contributions to humanity, and to civilizing the world. Jesus was a Jew and look what He did for us.

Being “chosen” might explain Jewish achievement were it not for the unbelievable hardships Jews have also endured

One aspect of “chosen” deserves mention. This is the notion of tikkun olam, which is taken to mean chosen by God for the special responsibility of helping repair a “broken world.” For some, the obligation of tikkun olam arises from the Jewish response to original sin. For others, it involves a mystical conception of the need to reunite sparks of divine light shattered when God created the world. In either conception, Jews must help heal the world for the benefit of all mankind.

Why is there such an irrational thing as anti-Semitism, anyway? If there has been one powerful lesson for Jews over the last two thousand years, it is to keep their head down. In so many civilizations, when times were good, the small Jewish minority was well respected and they prospered from contributions to their country of residence. But when things began to go badly in war, the economy, or some other maelstrom, Jews were typically the first scapegoat. Envy of their success has been a dangerous engine of their persecution.


34 posted on 10/09/2013 4:19:39 PM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: YukonGreen

That, and Jews don’t make a virtue out of marrying their first cousins generation after generation.


35 posted on 10/10/2013 8:48:06 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Joe Jitsu
Because so many Jews are hardcore leftists.

Just like the Nobel Committee.

36 posted on 10/10/2013 8:58:42 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: JayAr36

you don’t win nobel prizes with obamaphones.


37 posted on 10/10/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: uglybiker

This article is talking mostly about the three science prizes which are not politically biased.


38 posted on 10/11/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT by Borges
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To: livius

Islam has always been nothing more than one persons idea/intent i.e. Mohammed to destroy the tree of Abraham from Sarah up through King David and Jesus. The limb of Abraham that started with Hagar was cast out from Abraham’s tent and Mohammed years later used that lineage to establish a following in opposition to Christianity. I doubt that there will ever be or can be a true and strife free reconciliation. Too much water has flowed over many years.


39 posted on 10/11/2013 8:51:05 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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