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Nobel's Batting Average

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Submitted by dds (Canada), Dec 15, 2005 at 12:35

With all due respect to the people who've made an effort to resolve major conflicts, I've noted in the past that the success rate in resolving such conflicts is inversely proportionate to the number of Nobel Peace Prizes awarded in that area.

I don't have the figures to hand, but the "Palestine Question" has garnered the greatest number of Nobel Prizes of any single issue, followed closely by the "Irish Question" and the "Apartheid Question".

If the real world rewarded "a good try" as opposed to "firm success" in the same way, I'd be playing for the Dodgers.
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