Tuesday, January 17, 2006

2005 Enlightener & Obscurantist Awards

The Swedish Sceptic Society's annual awards for 2005 were announced the other day.

Author and retired professor of psychiatry Nils Uddenberg received the Enlightener of the Year award, "for his well-informed and thought-provoking descriptions of the human species and its history grounded in both the humanities and biology, including the evolutionary perspective."

Chairperson of the Christian Democratic Party's youth section Ella Bohlin received the Obscurantist of the Year anti-award, "for her willingness to place science and creationist belief on equal footing in Swedish schools."

Enlightener Uddenberg is awarded a substantial cash prize. Obscurantist Bohlin is awarded a lot of bad press.

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