Skip to comments.Why do Jews win so many Nobels?
Posted on 10/09/2013 11:32:18 AM PDT by Joe JitsuEdited 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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What are the odds that Islam “actually discovered/invented” algebra ?
I suggest that it was their Jewish Dhimmis.
My first teacher (in my profession) was Jewish. Their big thing always was...education, education, education.
If even half of that is true....I want to be a Jew!!
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.
Conspiracy of the Elders of Whatchumacallit!
Jews value education, family, and entrepreneurship. The same values will lead to success for non-Jews.
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.
As I understand it, they got it from their Hindu dhimmis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
This is a fascinating question.
If Jews are so smart, why do they largely vote for Democrats ?
“and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed”
Because they’re voting against perceived “Christians”.
It’s a conspiracy.
< / islam >
“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.
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.
Being smart and being wise, don't always go hand in hand.
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.
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?
How're you gonna compete with that? :0))
Algebra predates Islam by a lot. Middle easterners invented it, a long time ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That, and Jews don’t make a virtue out of marrying their first cousins generation after generation.
Just like the Nobel Committee.
you don’t win nobel prizes with obamaphones.
This article is talking mostly about the three science prizes which are not politically biased.
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.