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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/5807/it-is-the-only-field-in-which-two-people-can-share-a-nobel-prize-for-saying-opposing-things/

It is the only field in which two people can share a Nobel Prize for saying opposing things

October 25, 2006 by

Below is a recent exchange between comedian Stephen Colbert and Peter Agre, a Nobel-winning Chemist. The zinger is at the end:

Colbert: “You said ‘anyone who grew up on a farm knows that evolution exists’. Ok, are you saying a monkey can milk a cow?”

Agre: “Well, if I can milk a cow I suspect a monkey as smart as I am can milk a cow.”

Colbert: “Are there monkeys as smart as you?”

Agre: “I’m sure there are quite a few, quite a few.

Colbert: “Oh really? mmhum. Do they give a Nobel prize for thowing your own faeces?”

Agre: “……..That’s the Economics prize, I think.”

See also: The Swedish Central Bank Prize in Economics and Yunus the Wonderful?
Via DealBreaker.

Addendum: link to video on YouTube.

{ 3 comments }

clinton bowen October 25, 2006 at 8:34 pm

Alright, alright, that was a pretty good one.

Jameson October 25, 2006 at 8:59 pm

Link to the transcript, Google Video, YouTube evidence?

Or does every Nobel Prize winning chemist (and others) know what a joke the Swedish Central Bank Prize in Economics is?

Colin Colenso October 26, 2006 at 9:23 am

Here is the interview on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayK26kfHlPY

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