Template talk:Nobel Prizes

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Suggestion: Remove the "Criterion" category[edit]

Wikipedia is a global encyclopedia and intended for use around the world, and the English Wiki is especially important because English is the global lingua franca. The labels used in the "Criterion" category -- "African Arab Asian Black Female Latino and Hispanic Jewish" -- strike me as highly U.S.A-centric and meaningless outside of the United States. For example, Asians in Asia do not think of themselves as "Asian." They think of themselves as Han Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, and so on. Likewise "Hispanic/Latino." Spain is a White European country and does not identify much with its former colonies, and many Latin American countries themselves have little affinity for each other. "Hispanic/Latino" as a label holds little to no meaning outside of the United States. It seems highly presumptuous to force these U.S.-centric labels on disparate nations which do not embrace them.

I have no objection to listing Nobels by nationality and religion, which would give you roughly the same information in a more accurate and less U.S.-centric fashion, but these categories already exist in the template, so why bother including "Criterion" and the labels above as well? I suggest removing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:13, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

chronology and footer[edit]

whats the logic in making it a footer? is it policy? Jay 08:37, 8 Apr 2004 (UTC)

What's the logic behind a "series"? Nobel prizes do not follow any chronological order so there's no point in forcing it. There is also no intimate connection among the individual nobel prizes - only in relation to all nobel prizes as a whole. The footer keeps the listing out of the way. --Jiang 20:17, 8 Apr 2004 (UTC)
I don't understand, what have these series boxes got to do with chronological order ? The boxes are meant only for listing similar articles in a particular series, isn't it. Jay 08:37, 9 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Listing similar articles in a grouping is what footers are for. What's wrong with the footer? What's better about a series? --Jiang

Bank of Sweden Prize in Economics[edit]

"Bank of Sweden Prize in Economics" already makes it clear that's it's not a ordinary nobel prize. Calling it "non-nobel prize" goes against common usage and is unncessary.--Jiang 09:04, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)

The prize is not a part of Nobel's bequest and that qualifier should not be lost. Whether in may or may not be called a "Nobel Prize" can be discussed, but to call it a "non-nobel prize" promotes a faulty, or even false image. Grouping the prizes on the lines of bequest is only one of the possible divisions. The division between the scientific prizes on one side and the literature and peace prizes on the other likely even more important. The fact that it is awarded in Stockholm also places it in the main category of prizes, as opposed to the peace prize which may not be awarded within the borders of Sweden. -- Mic 19:27, May 3, 2004 (UTC)

Christian Noble Prize laureates[edit]

Considering we've got a list currently containing Muslim and Jewish laureates, I undoubtedly believe that a list of Christian's should be added as soon as possible, given to exclude the largest worldwide religion would be a tad bit odd, wouldn't you agree? --Bartallen2 (talk) 03:18, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

List of atheists Nobel laureates[edit]

Pleas make article List of atheists Nobel laureates--Kaiyr (talk) 19:06, 3 June 2014 (UTC)