Looking at the list of Nobel prizes awarded in 2013 for science, we see three prestigious entries:
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013
François Englert and Peter W. Higgs
“For the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.”
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013
Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel
“For the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.”
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013
James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof
“For their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells”
Impressive stuff. If you want more detail on why these three were chosen, read this National Geographic article.
Hmm. No ‘creation science” in that list. In fact, not a single “creation scientist” was even nominated.
Not that the Nobel Prize hasn’t been without its controversies, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a list that showed a single creationist nominated for the award. Something along the line of “For proving dinosaurs and humans shared the planet before an angry, vengeful deity wiped out everything living including humans which it created only a few years earlier, except a pair each of those creatures that could comfortably fit in a large boat, but on which dinosaurs and all but a single family of humans were not invited to board.”*
Probably because creationism isn’t science, not even when you try to gussy it up by labelling it “creation science.” It’s a political viewpoint based on a literalist take on Biblical mythology.”Creation science” is an oxymoron.**
You’d think if they had God (their particular god, not everyone’s god, mind you, and not every Christian’s god…) on their side, that God would belly up to the award committee bar and make sure at least one creationist won the damn prize. Not some folks doing experiments with particles no one can even see and that 99.9% of us don’t really understand.
But nope, creationists get shut out again.