16 October 2007

Nobel Peace Prize for Science

Speaking of the Nobel Prizes, did everyone notice the Peace Prize was given to thousands of scientists? The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a group of thousands of scientists from around the world. It bears repeating: a peace prize was awarded for work on a scientific issue that has a profound impact on all human beings. I'm in danger of reaching for my soap box, so I'll just say "Congratulations to all the winners! Great Job!"

Has this award confirmed the importance of science in modern life? Does it indicate we need speculative fiction to help us understand the interactions of humanity and science?

Hhm ...

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