Noble Prize, Was It A Mistake?
It was on 31st December when Mr. Cool had just finished feasting on a whole chicken without needing the assistance of anyone. This was very rare for him. He at one point arose and went to the mirror to confirm his identity. “Ahh it is me!” he thought. Mr. Cool had taken time off to reflect on what he had achieved over the years. This was also rare for him, “taking time off.” This was confirmed by his little brother who entered Mr. Cool’s premises unannounced, and he nearly fainted, “Jesus Mr. Cool inventions ! you almost sent me to my maker, I thought there was no one here as always, how comes you are not busy today in the lab?” “Something must have happened and Oh man…those bones, a whole chicken. And a bottle of wine?” Mr. Cool’s brother had got it right, his elder brother was stressed by one of the stories that had run in the local newspaper with a headline, “Nobel Award, was it a mistake?” Mr. Cool had never felt this depressed. He never imagined people would criticize why he was awarded the Nobel Prize. “Humans are very ungrateful!” Mr. Cool lamented. Whether this is true or false can be judged independently after assessing his achievements.
Mr. Cool was reviewing letters where he had been nominated and invited to take part in the different Nobel Award celebrations over the years, and it was not a surprise, at least for him, as he would now learn. It had been a successful career in the field of innovations for Mr. Cool concerning unique and life-changing innovations. In a span of two decades, he had been able to discover four major changes. According to him, this was a milestone that he had envisioned for many years. One of the innovations that he had discovered was how ammonia would be created from both hydrogen and nitrogen gassses. Through this discovery, farmers across the world benefited from the fertilizer that was manufactured being a boost to the agricultural sector. This had earned him a nomination for the chemistry prize. Secondly, Mr. Cool had discovered that rats were vulnerable to cancer and this made him an appointment to the medicine award. This was an innovation that made sense at that particular point and had taken Mr Cool years of thinking and experiments to arrive at this discovery.
Moreover, Mr. Cool had once been nominated because of his development of DDT. This was a useful product that was used in the protection of crops in addition to fighting some of the diseases that are insect-borne such as Malaria. Through DDT, southern Europe was able to eliminate Malaria. Through his discovery, thousands of lives were saved. “This did not matter for the critics,” Mr. Cool thought. While this particular innovation had its bad and good side, “there is always room for improvement” Mr. Cool had insisted. The last invention that Mr Cool had been able to discover was the invention of Lobotomy which was used in treating mental disorders. It was one of the most famous inventions, and during the award ceremony this particular discovery was referred to be among the most critical innovations to ever exist in psychiatric therapy.” While some of these innovations had their shortcomings, at that particular point in time, they were the best and the reason they earned him the awards. “They only happened to seem irrelevant after some years because of technology, but other innovators used them to create what informed the author of the article to question his awards,” Mr. Cool told his brother. “They did not even acknowledge the tremendous contribution to the different fields, how can this happen?” He had never felt so disoriented in his life.
Despite the critics, Mr. Cool encouraged himself that “It is in the past, a new year is coming through, and all I have to do is be more innovative and prove the critics wrong.” To date, what Mr. Cool has done is absolutely amazing.