Peter Agre

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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Peter Agre (born 30 January 1949) is an American biologist and winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, shared with Roderick MacKinnon).

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  • The need for general scientific understanding by the public has never been larger, and the penalty for scientific illiteracy never harsher… Lack of scientific fundamentals causes people to make foolish decisions about issues such as the toxicity of chemicals, the efficacy of medicines, the changes in the global climate.
    • Nobel Banquet speech, 2003.
  • Our single greatest defense against scientific ignorance is education, and early in the life of every scientist, the child's first interest was sparked by a teacher.
    • Nobel Banquet speech, 2003.

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