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The Nobel disease is a term used to describe a phenomenon in which Nobel Prize-winning scientists endorse or perform "research" in pseudoscientific areas in their later years. In reality, this "disease" most likely demonstrates that even the most brilliant people are not immune to crank ideas and belief in such ideas will persist to some degree even among Nobelists. It also makes for a convenient argument from authority for lesser cranks, because if a Nobel Prize-winning scientist says it, it must be true! Some of the more (in)famous victims of Nobel disease include:

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  1. Pierre Curie bio
  2. John William Strutt bio
  3. http://books.google.fr/books?id=VcBs8enYCCcC&pg=PA502&lpg=PA502&dq=Joseph+Thomson+psychical+research&source=bl&ots=XMAUTZWjVl&sig=-4aKFonKr5bihsBlpwCZ9t2xYDQ&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=bzbHU83pJqef0QXmo4B4&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Joseph%20Thomson%20psychical%20research&f=false
  4. http://www.questia.com/library/7939014/recollections-and-reflections
  5. Charles Richet bio
  6. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119292/controversy-einsteins-endorsement-psychic-upton-sinclair-defends
  7. http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/09/08/the-reputation-of-another-famous-scientist-is-dashed-to-the-ground/
  8. http://www.rogermwilcox.com/reich/accumulators.html
  9. My View of the World Erwin Schrödinger chapter iv. What Is life? the physical aspect of the living cell & Mind and matter — By Erwin Schrödinger
  10. http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/325387-consciousness-cannot-be-accounted-for-in-physical-terms-for-consciousness
  11. http://books.google.fr/books?id=JMczYbPasfsC&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=Otto+Stern+paranormal&source=bl&ots=2F9Da5FYHI&sig=T-IKOyJtMfDeqOsRCyYdWZaO01Y&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=djXHU5iBBOq30QWn34HQCg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Otto%20Stern%20paranormal&f=false
  12. Chain, 1971, “Social Responsibility and the Scientist in Modern Western Society,” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Spring 1971, Vol. 14, No. 3, p. 368
  13. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Pauli
  14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauli_effect
  15. Creativity and intuition : a physicist looks at East and West / by Hideki Yukawa ; translated by John Bester (1973)
  16. Bill Shockley bio
  17. Fury at DNA Pioneer's Theory: Africans are Less Intelligent than Westerners, The Independent
  18. [1], where Watson clarifies he speaks as "people who have to deal with black employees".
  19. Eccles, John (1973). "6 'Brain, Speech, and Consciousness'". The Understanding of the Brain. McGraw-Hill Book Company. p. p. 189. ISBN 0-07-018863-7.
  20. http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/SchwingerJcoldfusiona.pdf
  21. http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/rhs_0151-4105_1977_num_30_1_1466
  22. Hannes Alfvén, Cosmology—Myth or Science? J Astrophysics and Astronomy, vol. 5, pp. 79-98, (1984).
  23. Ivar Giaevar, DeSmog Blog
  24. Pioneer of the Paranormal
  25. [2]
  26. http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2010/10/john-benneth-brian-josephson-and-an-absurd-talk-at-cambridge.html
  27. http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bdj10/
  28. Outside the Box or Around the Bend? Photon in the Darkness
  29. Eisenberg, L. (2005). "Which Image for Lorenz?". American Journal of Psychiatry 162 (9): 1760. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.162.9.1760.
  30. [http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/late-austrian-scientist-konrad-lorenz-stripped-of-doctorate-for-lying-about-nazi-past-12-5-2015 Late Austrian scientist Konrad Lorenz stripped of doctorate for lying about Nazi past Fri, 18 Dec 2015 World Jewish Congress
  31. Beyond Kary Mullis: The Alien Conspiracy Theory of AIDS, Denying AIDS
  32. Kary Mullis — Personal Views, Wikipedia
  33. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Walter_Gilbert
  34. http://www.montanasnews.tv/articles.php?mode=view&id=3262
  35. http://www.christianpost.com/news/creation-scientists-in-three-way-debate-with-intelligent-design-evolution-7807/
  36. http://motls.blogspot.fr/2013/10/superdeterminism-ultimate-conspiracy.html
  37. http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=5022
  38. A. Zeilinger, Dance of the Photons, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2010, p. 266.
  39. http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/06/27/luc-montagnier-hits-a-new-low-age-of-autism-rallies-to-defend-him/
  40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP_q2VI9c1w
  41. http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2011/01/14/the-nobel-disease-meets-dna-teleportatio/
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