Friday, August 6, 2010

So smart...and yet so stupid

Here is an article over at Nature about physicists getting all hot and bothered over who should get the Nobel prize for the Higgs particle. I suppose fame is worth something, and the million dollar prize isn't bad either. But'd think (hope) people who are this smart would recognize awards for what they are, nice sideshows, but ultimately not why you do what you do, and certainly not something to threaten "boycotting" a meeting of your colleagues over.

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