Friday, September 19, 2008

Lewis Black on creation; Bronowski on humans

Something to round off the week. A comedian gives a perspective on creationism that is quite apposite - and funny. Lewis Black doesn't need to engage from a rationalist point of view - but it's not a rationalist argument anyway.

In the process he has a dig at the lack of commitment to solar energy.

Don't know the bloke, but he seems all right on the whole. (Again, thanks to Bill for the reference.)

I also watched some of a BBC documentary series from 1973, Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent Of Man (sic). It's very specifically Dr Bronowski's perspective, and despite the date, I can't fault his take on the emergence of human civilisation. On the basis of what I've seen so far, well worth a wat

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