Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Colbert to do Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins this week!

What fun! The Colbert Report will have Richard Dawkins on tonight, followed tomorrow by Francis Collins, the new director of the NIH! I wonder if he might ask Dawkins some of these questions? Maybe not, although Colbert, despite his avowed Catholicism and gut-centric persona, seems much more rational, skeptical, and pro-science than Bill Maher. He certainly showcases more scientists on the Report than any other late-night talk show! For examples, look no further than Matt Tobey's post on the Comedy Central Blog last week featuring this collection of Colbert's Most Intelligently Designed Creationism Moments:

Did humans evolve from monkeys over the course of hundreds of millennia or were we created in the Garden of Eden 6000 years ago? It's hard for me to say, to be honest. On the one hand, like Eve, I find apples very tempting, especially when they're in fried pies. On the other hand, I really enjoy flinging my poop. Hopefully these creationism-themed Colbert Report clips can help me make up my mind.

Check out all the videos there - but let me share here, below the fold, both Collins' and Dawkins' previous appearance on the show:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Francis Collins
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMichael Moore

Let's see how he fares on his return visit on thursday, now that he has his own upgrade to head the NIH!

And here's Dawkins hawking his previous book on the Colbert Report three years ago:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Richard Dawkins
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMichael Moore


Bjørn Østman October 1, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

Jesus! So embarrassing when Collins goes "upgrade" several times in a row.

Madhu October 1, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

Indeed, isn't it? I wonder how he did tonight... just about to watch it right now.


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