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October 27, 2006


Stephen Colbert: "You said 'anyone who grew up on a farm knows that evolution exists'. OK, are you saying a monkey can milk a cow?"

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

Stephen Colbert: "Are there monkeys as smart as you?"

Peter Agre: "I'm sure there are quite a few, quite a few.

Stephen Colbert: "Oh really? Mmhum. Do they give a Nobel prize for throwing your own feces?"

Peter Agre: "........That's the Economics prize, I think."

The Big Picture: Evolution vs Science