05 November 2015

When you can say “There’s a lot we don’t know” (and when you can’t)

I’ve been digging Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show. Last night’s panel had this wonderful little exchange that was cut from broadcast, so I wanted to give it a little more visibility:

Larry Wilmore: But do you think dinosaurs were chasing Jesus?

Carl Lentz: (Laughs) Oh, man, that’s, uh… there’s a, there’s a lot we don’t know.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: No no no we know… if… we know, if Jesus existed, if Jesus coexisted with other human beings on earth, he was not riding the back of any dinosaur. So we know that. You can’t say, “There’s a lot we don’t know” after someone says, “Was Jesus around hanging with the dinosaurs?”

Video below the fold.

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