The US is a strange country. It has some great comedians (and some great scientists) but it also has some lousy politicians.
It’s a real mystery to me how the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology can have so many idiots on board.
These Congressmen Think They’re Smarter Than Scientists. Jon Stewart Disproves That Real Quick..
Jon Stewart would have made a great science teacher.
Posted in environment, Environment and Ecology, politics, SciBlogs, science, Science and Society, sea ice
Tagged climate change, global warming, global wobbling, Jon Stewart, SciBlogs
I always enjoy the Daily show and this is another classic. Jon Stewart interviews Richard Dawkins (who is on a tour for his latest book An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist).
Can’t embed the daily Show videos, but go to September 24, 2013 – Richard Dawkins | The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Full Episode Video | Comedy Central.
The whole show is 36 min long – but if you just want to the interview it starts at 13.33 and goes to the end.
Stewart is an amazing interviewer.
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Tagged Comedy Central, Daily Show, humour, Jon Stewart, Richard Dawkins, SciBlogs
Sam Harris’s book The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values is now out. I have been offered a review copy but have yet to see it.
Here is a clip of Jon Stewart and Sam Harris talking about the book on the Daily Show last night.
Sam says some interesting things.
I am sure many will find faults with his book but he has certainly started a much needed discussion on the possibility of an objective basis for morality.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
- Is and ought (openparachute.wordpress.com)
- Appiah reviews Harris’s The Moral Landscape (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
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Tagged ethics, evolution, Jon Stewart, morality, religion, Sam Harris, SciBlogs, Science and Religion, Science in Society, science of morality