Via Kathy Shaidle
Quite possibly the world’s stupidest Muslim guy actually asks, with a straight face, one presumes:
"Why has the [Nobel] Prize been awarded to 167 Jews and only 4 Arabs?"
Because you don’t get the Nobel for perfecting suicide bomber belts and making explosive shoes. This maybe also explains why the issuance of patents to those in Arab countries has slowed to a crawl. I read this tidbit before.
According to the 2003 Arab Human Development Report, between 1980 and 1999 the nine leading Arab economies registered 370 patents (in the US) for new inventions. Patents are a good measure of a society’s education quality, entrepreneurship, rule of law and innovation. During that same 20-year period, South Korea registered 16,328 patents for inventions. You don’t run into a lot of South Koreans who want to be martyrs.