I know this has been around for a little while but I have thought about it and it is more complimentary than an insult. I’ll explain in a sec … but first the interview with Stephen Colbert and chemistry Nobel prize winner Peter Agre …
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 throwing your own faeces?”
Agre: “……..That’s the Economics prize, I think.”
You see, right there — he considers The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel a real Nobel prize. Legitimacy at last!