Monday, April 15, 2002

IS A NOBEL PETITION A PRIZE?
Glenn Reynolds and Virginia Postrel are touting the fact that "40 Nobel Laureates" signed a petition opposing the cloning ban.

Hmmm... didn't 103 of these fols just sign a petition endorsing a leftist global agenda? And didn't this include "holders real Nobel Prizes, not mere holders of the discredited Peace Prize?" And didn't InstaPundit link approvingly to P.J. O'Rourke's takedown of this petition, linked above?

I guarantee you that if anti-cloners had a similar petition supporting the ban signed by just as many or more Nobel Laureates, Reynolds and Postrel would be out talking about how it doesn't mean anything, Nobel Prizes are a joke, and nobody cares what a, say, literature prize winner says about science, anyway.

But since the Nobels are on their side, Postrel and Reynolds think it means something. Sheesh..
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