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  • Obama’s Muslim Founding Fathers

    07/30/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Obama’s Muslim Founding FathersPosted By Robert Spencer On July 30, 2014 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” He did not, unfortunately, provide even a single example of these “many achievements and contributions” that Muslims have made to “building the very fabric of our nation,” but he said that there were many, so they...
  • Richard Dawkins Branded "Racist" Over Anti-Muslim Remarks

    08/09/2013 11:21:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/13 | Ari Soffer
    Controversial atheist British professor Richard Dawkins has provoked outrage in a tweet he made deriding the lack of academic achievements by Muslims. On Thursday, the best-selling author of "The God Delusion," tweeted that: "All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.” That post provoked a slew of outraged responses, including accusations of "racism," and "Islamophobia." Responding to the fierce criticism, Dawkins retorted in another tweet: "Muslims aren't a race. What they have in common is a religion. Rather than Trinity, would you prefer the comparison with Jews?...
  • Professor Richard Dawkins embroiled in Twitter row over Muslim comments

    08/08/2013 9:43:35 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 73 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Alice Philipson
    Richard Dawkins has been forced to defend controversial comments he made online after saying the last time Muslims contributed something worthwhile was during the Middle Ages. Prof Dawkins, the bestselling author of The God Delusion, wrote on Twitter that all the world's Muslims had won fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. He went on to argue that although Muslims were responsible for many achievements during the Dark Ages, including alchemy and algebra, their contribution since then was questionable. His comments sparked outrage from many high-profile writers and journalists including author Caitlin Moran and Channel 4 News Economics Editor Faisal...
  • Bright Scientists, Dim Notions

    10/28/2007 8:04:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 59+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 28, 2007 | GEORGE JOHNSON
    AT a conference in Cambridge, Mass., in 1988 called “How the Brain Works,” Francis Crick suggested that neuroscientific understanding would move further along if only he and his colleagues were allowed to experiment on prisoners. You couldn’t tell if he was kidding, and Crick being Crick, he probably didn’t care. Emboldened by a Nobel Prize in 1962 for helping uncoil the secret of life, Dr. Crick, who died in 2004, wasn’t shy about offering bold opinions — including speculations that life might have been seeded on Earth as part of an experiment by aliens. The notion, called directed panspermia, had...
  • Our View: Al Gore's reputation as Nobel Prize winner rises on cloud of hot air

    10/13/2007 5:13:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 299+ views
    They just don't make Nobel Prizes the way they used to. That's the feeling we get after hearing that Al Gore was named co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for his global warming alarmism. The other co-winner was the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group of scientists. It was easy enough to understand how Hollywood awarded Gore an Oscar for his climate movie ''An Inconvenient Truth.'' The Academy Award judges live in the land of make-believe. But the Nobel is a serious prize and its judges are supposed to do better work than the movie crowd....
  • 47 Years After Father, Son Wins a Nobel, Too

    10/05/2006 1:13:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 642+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 5, 2006 | WARREN E. LEARY
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 — Following a kind of family tradition, Dr. Roger D. Kornberg of Stanford University School of Medicine won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for showing how genes convey their messages in cells to copy functions like making proteins. The Nobel Prize committee cited Dr. Kornberg, 59, for visually showing how information encoded in a cell’s DNA blueprint is read and duplicated into what is called messenger RNA. This messenger RNA, in turn, takes the information out of the nucleus to outer areas of the cell where it is used to construct proteins that control...
  • 2 Americans Win Nobel in Physics

    10/03/2006 11:35:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 516+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2006 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    Two American astronomers who uncovered evidence on the origin of the universe and how it grew into galaxies were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday. The astronomers, John C. Mather of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and George F. Smoot of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, will split the prize of 10 million Swedish kroners, about $1.37 million. Dr. Mather and Dr. Smoot led a team of more than 1,000 scientists, engineers and technicians behind the Cosmic Background Explorer, or COBE, satellite launched in 1989. Its mission was...
  • NOBEL PRIZE FACTS! (Stunning comparisons!)

    12/21/2004 6:32:30 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 9,859+ views
    Private Email | December 21, 2004 | Unknown
    Nobel facts The following are true facts and verified statistics: The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000, or 20% of the world population. They received the following Nobel Prizes: Literature 1988 - Najib Mahfooz. Peace: 1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat 1994 - Yasser Arafat Physics: 1990 - Elias James Corey 1999 - Ahmed Zewail Medicine: 1960 - Peter Brian Medawar 1998 - Ferid Mourad The Global Jewish population is aproximately 14,000,000 or about 0.02% of the world population. They received the following Nobel Prizes: Literature: 1910 - Paul Heyse 1927 - Henri Bergson 1958 - Boris Pasternak 1966 - Shmuel...
  • Unraveling Enigma of Smell Wins Nobel for 2 Americans

    10/05/2004 6:38:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 401+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 5, 2004 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    Two American scientists who solved the enigma of how people can smell 10,000 different odors and recall them later were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine yesterday. The winners, who will share the $1.3 million award, were Dr. Richard Axel, 58, a professor at Columbia University, and Dr. Linda B. Buck, 57, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Until publication of their fundamental paper in 1991, the sense of smell had been "the most enigmatic of our senses," the Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute in...
  • Nobel Prize Design in DNA IV

    09/19/2003 6:16:30 PM PDT · by gore3000 · 31 replies · 877+ views
    Designed Universe ^ | September 16, 2003 | Myself
      Nobel Prize Design in DNA IV Function, Specificity, and Complexity: The discovery of split genes brought Richard Robert and Phil Sharp the [1993]Prize. This came late in the examination of DNA because most early DNA research was done on bacteria which do not have split genes. In multi-cellular organisms though split genes are the rule rather than the exception. The whole area between the start and end of the gene is transcribed by the messenger RNA, after transcription an additional step cuts off the DNA which is not needed to make the protein. The mRNA is then spliced...
  • Nobel Prize Design in DNA II

    09/05/2003 6:56:01 PM PDT · by gore3000 · 135 replies · 4,009+ views
    DesignedUniverse ^ | September 4, 2003 | Myself
    Nobel Prize Design in DNA II Exploring DNA: In [1962] James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize for their 1953 discovery of DNA structure. They showed that it is arranged in a stepwise chain of paired DNA bases. This chain is the template for all genetic information of an organism. From this template protein synthesis occurs by the copying of the DNA bases onto messenger RNA. The messenger RNA then exits the nucleus of the cell and is read in the ribosomes where specified translating RNA, one for each of the 20 amino...
  • Nobel Prize Design in DNA I

    08/29/2003 6:14:50 PM PDT · by gore3000 · 339 replies · 1,255+ views
    DesignedUniverse ^ | August 26, 2003 | Myself
       Nobel Prize Design in DNA   The Road to Discovery: In [1902] Emil Fisher, won the Chemistry prize for the discovery of the chemistry of carbohydrates. He was the first to isolate the purines, the proteins which form one half of the DNA code Adenine and Guanine, the other half the closely related pyramidines Thymine and Cytosine form the four bases of DNA. Adenine always joins with Thymine and Guanine with Cytosine to form the two DNA pairs. These two simple combinations form the code behind all living things. In RNA Thymine is usually (but not always) replaced by...