Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Nobel Laureates Become Pseudoscientists
There are several well-known examples of Nobel Laureates in science who later become enamored with quackery. Orac mentions a few on his blog in The Nobel disease strikes again.
Can you guess who holds the record for the swiftest turn around from getting the Nobel Prize to endorsing quackery? (Hint: mentor of Richard Dawkins).
Of course this record only applies to scientists who became quacks after getting the Nobel Prize. That lets Kary Mullis off the hook.