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Nobel Prizes other than literature 2022


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I thought there was a thread on this from previous years but can't find it right now.

Any way, the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine has been awarded to Svante Paabo for his discoveries about human evolution using genetic analysis. I've seen him interviewed many times on science programs the last few years. It's fun to see someone who I actually have heard about get a Nobel for something other than literature. And I have found his research fascinating.  In addition to his discoveries on the Neanderthal genes in modern humans, if I remember correctly he's shown how the spread of certain Y chromosomes from east to west across Europe correlates with the arrival of the Yamnaya peoples and the spread of Indo-European languages.

Nobel prize in medicine awarded for research on evolution (omaha.com)

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5 hours ago, Ormond said:

n addition to his discoveries on the Neanderthal genes in modern humans, if I remember correctly he's shown how the spread of certain Y chromosomes from east to west across Europe correlates with the arrival of the Yamnaya peoples and the spread of Indo-European languages.

O yes, providing the capacity to learn so much about our more distant history regarding the development of languages an what that tells us further.  I enjoyed listening to the interviews with him today.

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40 minutes ago, Ormond said:

Three American economists including Ben Bernanke have been awared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for research on the consequences of bank failures.

Former Fed Chair Bernanke shares Nobel for research on banks (omaha.com)

I feel winning this economy price is like winning the world series in baseball. Sounds international but isn't really. They rather give it to American bankers than to international scientists (are economists scientists?) Those economists then take their credentials and gamble them away in the Wallstreet casino.

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