No comparison between Nobel Prize winners and Sages-Ascetics

What do rationalists have to say about this?

Names of Nobel Prize winners are forgotten after a few years; however, the Names of Sages such as Sage Valmiki, Maharshi Vyas, Sage Vasishtha, etc. who wrote Scriptures are remembered eternally, era after era.

 – Paratpar Guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale, Founder-Editor of ʻSanatan Prabhatʼ Group of Periodicals