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Should Bill Wilson have won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Is his work worthy of the Prize?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2010.
  1. Yes, Bill Wilson was a genius. Just read any book he authored for proof.

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  2. Alcoholics Anonymous is just a bunch of wino's talking in a room. Not in the same league as Ghandi.

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  1. Nov 23, 2009 #1
    For your information, Bill Wilson is the guy who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous.
    I think his work was so influential and has such an amazing impact on alcohol abuse and recovery that he did indeed deserve this Prize. From his first AA meeting in 1935 spun all kinds of recovery groups like it, such as Overeaters Anonymous, Gambler's Anonymous, nicotine Anonymous, et-cetera. Inspiration of this magnitude can only be matched with the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize!
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  3. Nov 23, 2009 #2
    This is a problem with giving out prices like the Nobel prize because the criteria is broadly defined. There is always a thought that someone else should have received the prize.
  4. Nov 23, 2009 #3


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    What loaded poll answers...
  5. Nov 24, 2009 #4
    So far, two people voted against Bill Wilson receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, with 0 voting in favor. That means there are two people who have never read Bill Wilson's work, have never seen former alcoholics rebuild their families, and have done no research or reading about AA whatsoever voted against Bill Wilson receiving the Prize.
    This disturbs me greatly.
  6. Nov 24, 2009 #5
    I have voted against it and I have done the research I`ve had members of my family go to AA sure it works for some people... how does that deserve a peace prize?
  7. Nov 24, 2009 #6


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    The criteria for the nobel peace prize:

    Then again, it's not like that criteria means much lately.
  8. Nov 24, 2009 #7


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    I see absolutely no point in this thread. Locked.
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