Lewis Black on evolution, creationism, and the Bible

Lewis Black’s ranty comedic style isn’t always to my taste, but in these two clips about evolution, religion, and creationism, he’s funny and on the money. In the first clip, stay with it, for he returns to evolution at the end.

Here he in on Jon Stewart’s show:

h/t: Dr. Drift

11 Comments

  1. Posted May 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is probably Lewis Black, The White Album. It’s old and still excellent.

  2. Randy Schenck
    Posted May 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    A very funny guy. On topics such as religion, politics, evolution and others – he expresses how many of us feel.

  3. Alan GE
    Posted May 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Check out the clip of him on John Stewart if you haven’t seen it, It’s pretty funny.

    The clip is called “creationism by Lewis Black”

    • Posted May 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

      He was frequently on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

  4. William Bill Fish
    Posted May 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    The Bible and Other Fairy Tales by Linda Beatty has a weekly video which is good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziQpY56SvXY&list=PLBY-r1_kdI34_6nhNmJIud24y4Y_VWqH4

  5. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted May 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    I’m really looking forward to getting my hearing aids. The Lawarkian products of a Darwinian brain struggling with a Darwinian body.

  6. Tom
    Posted May 15, 2016 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Creationists might not like you reading the article in NaturPhilosophie explaining in simple language Jeremy England’s new theory of life. Speculative it may be but it’s very interesting and does not need any god.

  7. p. puk
    Posted May 15, 2016 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    A little surprised to hear Black call Darwin’s book “Origin of the Species” which is what I also used to call it until age 15 or so when I actually picked up a copy.

    And then he goes on to say that book introduced the “theory of survival of the fittest” which it most certainly did not.

    In all fairness, in the following sentence he says he’s “even pretended to read it.”

    • jaxkayaker
      Posted May 15, 2016 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      “Origin of the Species” is a close enough abbreviation of the title for a stand up comedy performance. It would not be close enough for the classroom.

    • jaxkayaker
      Posted May 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

      “And then he goes on to say that book introduced the “theory of survival of the fittest” which it most certainly did not.”

      How is that wrong?

  8. zytigon
    Posted May 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Good ones by Lewis Black
    BBC has been replaying Attenborough’s Passion Projects, “Darwin’s tree of life” first shown 2009. In it David Attenborough mentioned that he grew up in Leicester – nice coincidence that Leicester F.C won the English Premier league in Attenborough’s 90th birthday year. Also Graham Chapman (who grew up in the town of Melton Mowbray- famous for its pork pies by same name). Tis a sign.
    Gary Lineker too.

    Maybe this means Brian Cohen really was the messiah and he thinks it is ok to eat pork pies and play football on Sundays, or what ever else you fancy. Think it out for yourself but it is beyond reasonable doubt that organic life evolved by natural selection.


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