Friday, June 26, 2009

A famous Queensland scientist

Peter Doherty won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996.

[He also graduated from Indooropilly High School (a few blocks from my house) and the University of Queensland (where I work) and he made his prize-winning discoveries at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU (where my father worked for almost 30 years)].

An article/interview with Doherty in The Australian newspaper stated:
He said it continued to surprise him that there remained "a lot of confusion" about science and religion. "Scientists can be very arrogant, and religious people don't often get what science is. But being a committed Christian and being a scientist is not mutually exclusive." ’
The Australian, August 27, 2005

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