Nobel Prize in Economics is for apes throwing their own feces
Stephen Colbert: “Do they give a Noble Prize for throwing your own feces?”
Dr. Peter Agre: “That's the Economics prize.”
- Oct. 19, 2006 episode of the Colbert Report
Note: Doctor Peter Agre won the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and offered to trade it (his Nobel Prize Medal) for two weeks hosting the Colbert Report. Agre is also a member of Scientists and Engineers for America, an activist organization concerned with the role of science in government decision-making.
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