Tuesday, July 20, 2004

EXAMPLE A "Quintessence of the Loon"

Prize Nomination

"The RatbagsDotCom site has been nominated for the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science in the 2004 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes."

To: Peter Bowditch - Skeptic Vice President and Anti-Quackery Fighter
"Known far and wide as 'Ratbag', Peter is a tireless crusader for the forces of science and reason. He once attended a ‘Mind Body Wallet’ festival waring a multi-coloured jester’s hat… and no one noticed. Peter is the dart board pin-up boy for all Cancer Quacks and Anit-Vaccination (Loons? Idiots? Liars? .. take your pick) and has been threatened with lawsuits more times than he has had hot dinners."Quintessence of the Loon http://www.ratbags.com/loon

Dr Kenneth Baldwin
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics Australian National University - For his role in conceiving and championing the now annual Science meets Parliament event in Canberra .

Associate Professor Philip Batterham
Department of Genetics - University of Melbourne
Secretary of the International Genetics Federation and organiser of the International Congress of Genetics 2003 (Melbourne)  - For his role in initiating and organising the International Congress of Genetics 2003 (Melbourne).
Phillip Higgins
Teacher and pilot - For initiating the Flying Scientist program to provide a hand-on science learning experience for students in the School of the Air region of outback.


No Computer Consulting Business man.

That's Ok Peter, you get my prize for a try hard, may be next time try for the $10,000 Australian Skeptics Eureka Prize For Critical Thinking. I was thinking next year I may go for the Brain Surgeon Award or take on Peter for the Dumb Arse Numnut Skeptic Bent Spoon & Platter. I think I can win that one.