On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:33:03 AM UTC-5, Victor Porton wrote: > Dave L. Renfro wrote: > > > > > Arturo Magidin wrote (in part): > > > > > > http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9170901 > > > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/sci.math/t6JDaqjaJnE > > > > > >> The Abel prize has been given to people with a life-time of results > > >> that were not only impressive on their own, but that have had > > >> a lasting and deep impact on the subject. > > > > > > Perhaps it would help to give an example. > > > > > > Saharon Shelah has not won an Abel prize and he seems to fit the > > > above description better than Victor Porton. Let's say I want > > > to nominate someone. Why should I nominate Porton instead of Shelah? > > > > For me to receive the prize is more important than for Shelah:
So, it's not that you DESERVE it more than Shelah, it's that it would mean more to you than to him?
The Abel Prize is not given on the basis of how much it will do for the recipient. So everything you wrote is nothing more than an argumentum ad misericordiam.