"Why Do We Have to Junk It Up With Science?"

By Carl Zimmer | May 10, 2008 11:31 am

Following up on the last post, here’s George Johnson with Stephen Colbert. Where else on TV could someone recreate one of Faraday’s experiments? The new Mr. Wizard?

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Comments (8)

  1. bernarda

    A French tv channel has a daily science program for young people called “C’est pas Sorcier”(It’s not magic). So far it has had 400 episodes.

  2. andrew

    I hate that guy, stephen colbert. “God did it”. Fuck that motherfucker. He needs to read Dawkin’s Unweaving the Rainbow damn it.

  3. Elachim

    It’s either “Ce n’est pas sorcier” or those Frenchies are being sarcastically French. The above translation (#1) means “It’s magic.”

  4. Seamus MacAmus

    Carl: I hope you will delete (and ban) the foul comment from Andrew. Thanks.

    P.S. I am enoying Microcosm. Oddly, I put it on hold at my local library, and the library checked it out to me the day before the book was available in stores.

  5. bernarda

    The French often leave out “ne” in such cases. It is more literary to say something like “ce n’est pas”, but usually people just say “c’est pas”. They mean the same thing.

  6. Leukocyte

    Um, Andrew, I think you are missing the point of the show buddy. Take a deep breath.


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