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What debate?

To ArsTechnica and everyone else taking on the difficult task of intelligently covering the Science vs Creationism debate between Bill Nye and Mr. Ham, you are missing the large point that the Philosophy of Monotheism is Jewish (not W.A.S.P), and the Philosophy of the Enlightenment is European (not PBS/SETI/Hubble). So the “science guy” vs “bible-thumper” perspective is wrong altogether.

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Jewish-Italian Nobel Prize Winners

While reading about cell biology I stumbled upon the name of Rita Levi-Montalcini, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Biology for her discovery of Nerve Growth Factor which has important medical implications not least in cancer research.

Her wiki entry claims that of the traditional but small Italian Jewish community of 50,000 people, there are four Nobel Prize Laureates. They are:

Rita Levi-Montalcini - biology
Emilio G. Segrè - physics
Salvador Luria - medicine
Franco Modigliani - economics

4 out of 20 Italian Nobels.

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