Ig Nobel Prize: Difference between revisions
The first Ig Nobels were awarded in 1991, at that time for discoveries "that cannot, or should not, be reproduced". Ten prizes are awarded each year in many categories, including the Nobel Prize categories of physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature, and peace, but also other categories such as public health, engineering, biology, and interdisciplinary research. With the exception of three prizes in the first year ([[Administratium]], [[Josiah Carberry]], and [[Paul DeFanti]]), the Ig Nobel Prizes are for genuine achievements.
The awards are sometimes veiled criticism, as in the two awards given for [[homeopathy]] research, prizes in "science education" to the [[Kansas State Department of Education|Kansas]] and [[Colorado State Board of Education|Colorado state boards of education]] for their stance regarding the [[teaching of evolution]]
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