The Nobel Prize in Quackpottery
At The Guardian, blogger GrrlScientist is passing out Nobel Prizes for Quackpottery in the fields of physiology
, and chemistry. The prizes are awarded to actual Nobel Laureates who have made deep and long-lasting contributions to undermining their own credibility by latching onto hypotheses they can't back up with evidence and then continuing to promote those hypotheses despite the lack of evidence. It's a nice reminder that scientists are human, and that even very, very smart people are not always rational people.