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  1. coyotenose says

    I especially enjoyed how he claimed that the cell is so complex that the only plausible explanation for it is the simplest one he can imagine. It just poofed and was there!

    But something totes can’t come from nothing.

  2. twosheds1 says

    They showed it on my local PBS station, but they called it “Antiques Roadshow.”

    Glad to see the liberal agenda has taken over the mainstream media, though.

  3. beccamauch says

    I can’t understand how you people can be taken in by PZed about this evilution stuff. You can see irrefutable evidence that dinosaurs lived with man. All you you have to do google the name PZ Meyers and you will find the very man trying to ride a triceratops onto the ark. Unfortunately neither was able to pass security.

  4. says

    So, the one theory that doesn’t have life come from nothing is the one that has to be thrown out because something can’t come from nothing.

    Can’t have experts because they understand the illogic of McLeroy, I guess.

    I can’t say Don didn’t know he was being made fun of, though. I think he totally knew, he’s just pretty cool in those situations, and makes the best of it that he can. And he’s being laughed at for Jeebus, so it’s all good in the end.

    Glen Davidson

  5. peterh says

    McLeroy & cohorts didn’t realize what they took from Aquinas started with Plato, a pagan; the “nothing from nothing” busines started with Lucretius, another pagan.

  6. spamamander, internet amphibian says

    “I agree with you- science can be a choice.” How I love Colbert.

  7. randay says

    Dumb reaches a new lower level. He should see Lawrence Krauss’s lecture, “A Universe from Nothing”.

  8. Jubal DiGriz says

    I think this is the first time I’ve seen Colbert, in character, actually have to run and catch up to the idiotic statements being made. I’m not sure if this is brilliant satire on his part, or simply just nodding his head and letting the other guy speak.

  9. stevenbrown says

    Fucking experts, how do they work

    Much like experts doing other things but with less clothes and more lubricating liquids.

  10. pascale68 says

    One of the many things that bothered me is when McLeroy said “I’m skeptical”. To me being skeptical is akin to saying “show me some evidence”, or am I off in my definition? In any case, since I like to think of myself as a skeptic, hearing him use that word to describe himself gave me the shivers.

  11. Menyambal --- son of a son of a bachelor says

    When McLeroy says he’s skeptical, he means that he doesn’t believe it. And to him, personal belief is all there is.

  12. coyotenose says

    One of the many things that bothered me is when McLeroy said “I’m skeptical”. To me being skeptical is akin to saying “show me some evidence”, or am I off in my definition? In any case, since I like to think of myself as a skeptic, hearing him use that word to describe himself gave me the shivers.

    Correct me if I’m wrong (the clip won’t load properly a second time for me), but I think what he said was, “I’m a skeptic.” That irked me. Certainly he can be skeptical of science, but in no meaningful way is he a skeptic.

  13. Feline says

    pascale68 @13

    One of the many things that bothered me is when McLeroy said “I’m skeptical”. To me being skeptical is akin to saying “show me some evidence”, or am I off in my definition?

    You’ve not been here these last couple of years and seen what defines a sceptic, I gather.

  14. DLC says

    Macleroy is skeptical about evolution, because it doesn’t match his God-Evidence.You see, God-Evidence is provided by supernatural super duper metaphysical happy magical provided evidence. In their one single book of fables from antiquity. That was stolen from Babylonians. that was probably lifted from primitive animists.

  15. Owlglass says

    The foibles of science! For those like me who coulnd’t see the documentary yet, I could unearth some rare footage of Don McLeroy “Jenkins” heroically challenging expert opinions. Right so, as they are demonstrably false. The sad part is that scientist and their apologist, like Colbert, often appear to actually be able to think it trough, but somehow won’t let go the premise that stuff happend just by happenstance. Their atheistic, and often communist households have indoctrinated them so strongly to cling to their false and ridiculous beliefs of “no gods”, that they are no longer capable of using basic human faculties, like finding friends among imaginary forces. Having no supernatural friends, isn’t that terribly sad?

  16. twosheds1 says

    One of the many things that bothered me is when McLeroy said “I’m skeptical”.

    He’s selectively skeptical. He’s skeptical when the evidence doesn’t conform to his preconceived worldview.

  17. Ichthyic says

    Having no supernatural friends, isn’t that terribly sad?

    only idiots need imaginary friends. and that IS terribly sad.

  18. What a Maroon, el papa ateo says

    only idiots need imaginary friends.

    Lots of highly intelligent kids have imaginary friends.

    Of course, the difference is that they know the friends are imaginary.