Just as the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to an underling of Fred Hoyle as a way of punishing him for embarrassing the theory of evolution, it seems likely that the 1978 Nobel Prize was awarded in a manner to punish Dicke for his criticism of Relativity.
There are many physicist who believe that R. Dicke should have been awarded, but I've found no professional physics who claimed that it was Dicke's stance at the Theory of Relativity which lead to this outcome. In fact, Dicke had no problem with the Special Theory of Relativity, and his version of the General Theory differs not that much from Einstein's. So, I'll delete this unfounded speculation. --AugustO 06:21, 22 March 2015 (EDT)
- I restored it, but also mentioned that only a few people believe in it.--JoeyJ 14:18, 22 March 2015 (EDT)
- Certainly an improvement! Thanks. --AugustO 10:49, 23 March 2015 (EDT)
I've taken out the supposition that Dicke's case was related to Hoyle's. They are not related, and evolution has nothing to do with gravitation. There are in fact a number of instances of people being denied Nobel prizes for reasons that people think are unfair. Jocelyn Bell Burnell is another case that comes to mind. The idea that he was punished for not accepting relativity is preposterous—he did accept relativity. SamHB 23:46, 27 April 2015 (EDT)
- That sentence is not about the relationship of evolution and gravitation. It´s about the unfair decisions by the Nobel Prize commitee.--JoeyJ 09:18, 28 April 2015 (EDT)