A fuller version of this article can be found in his book, Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists, Bristol: Policy Press, April 2010.
Putting men on a pedestal: Nobel prizes as superhuman myths?
Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2010
© 2010 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 142–144, September 2010
How to Cite
Dorling, D. (2010), Putting men on a pedestal: Nobel prizes as superhuman myths?. Significance, 7: 142–144. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2010.00447.x
- Issue online: 8 JUL 2010
- Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2010
The Nobel prizes for 2010 are to be announced in October. They recognise the best thinkers, the most beautiful minds in their fields; but does the distribution of Nobels accurately reflect the distribution of elite minds? Danny Dorling looks at laureate statistics and finds arbitrariness lurks.