2014 Nobel Prize – Peace … rather a lot of upset often comes from this one

This is the one that they often get very very wrong. I don’t mean to imply that those within the selection process are either stupid or daft, but rather is an observation that it is perhaps a political decision, and so when the decision goes against the tide of my own personal politics, it becomes … Read more

How can anybody raised on dogma and hate choose a different path?

Can anybody born into an environment that immerses them into dogma, irrational belief, and hatred ever break free? It can indeed be a truly challenging journey to make, but the answer is a resounding yes. To illustrate, here is a fabalous example – Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the … Read more

2013 Nobel Prize – Peace

Now this is where the Nobel’s can take a left-hand turn into the twilight zone of weirdness. While the various Swedish academys and assemblies have made some very good decisions for the scientific and literature awards, it is now over to the Norwegian Nobel Committee today for the “Peace” award, and they, quite frankly, have made some rather … Read more

2012 Nobel Prize: Peace

The Nobel peace prize is one that sets my skeptical alarm bells ringing. The science based Nobel Prizes (Medicine, Physics and Chemistry) leave us all standing in awe of both the discoveries and the discoverers, all those laureates are truly applaud worthy, and year after year it remains a consistent pattern. The Literature prize may indeed leave many asking … Read more