I find it interesting that most Nobel Committees in hard science award their prizes most often decades after an actual research finding is published (or patent filed, etc.). Only then can evaluators even begign to see if the finding is really that earth shaking in its impact in the field. The same, of course, holds true for sports hall of fames where there is usually a waiting period (5 years of more) after retirement before a person is even eligible for nomination. That allows time to see if the voters still feel the career effort is among the very best in that sport.
But...But...when it comes to the Nobel Peace Committee, they are more than happy to make politically driven awards before a single game is even played in a career that is often fradulent and embarrassing.
Gore...Obama....are Bernie Madoff kind of hopey-chaney recipients of Nobels.
I always enjoy them, but this time I thought I'd stop and say THANKS! :)
(And everytime I see your name, for some odd reason, I start humming Beethoven's Minuet in G....... ;)