—Have you come across this before? It is a research paper aimed at better understanding the Jewish bias in Nobel awards.—by Lisa Outhwaite
Yes, lisa, and I think most of us know this. “Heaping of Undue Praise” and “Activist Nepotism”. A high school clique popularity context.
–‘It is expected that the national frequency of Nobel Laureates should correlate with the average National IQ, but this is not the case. However, the literary production of a country correlates significantly with the frequency of laureates in that country (Figure 3 insert). The number of granted patents correlates significantly with the national IQ, but not with the number of Nobel laureates. The size of the Jewish population in a country has no significant effect on that country’s intellectual activity, measured as National IQ, book production or patenting. ‘—
—‘Networking behind the J-bias When the policy decision has been made by the Nobel Assembly, already in February, it is up to the extended Nobel Committee (16 persons) to choose from the short list of candidates. At this stage the most important factor is the number and status of the scientists who support a particular nominee. A nominee with many or weighty supporters will probably be the finally selected one. And it is here that Jewish scientists can and do use of their talent for networking (with other Jews) and their exceptional verbal intelligence. ‘—