The Colbert Report

Season 5 Episode 129

Alison Gopnik

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Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Oct 07, 2009 on Comedy Central
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Tonight Stephen welcomes psychologist and author of The Philosophical Baby, Alison Gopnik.
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      • Stephen: Tonight: Are translations of the Bible flawed? What if all this time Jesus was the son of Todd? And: Doctors invent a radical new surgery. They do it on a skateboard and their hats are turned sideways. Then my guest Alison Gopnik says babies can help us understand deep philosophical questions. Like: Is there a diaper so dirty, God Himself could not change it? Time heals all wounds, so if you're uninsured, get a watch. This is the Colbert Report.

      • Stephen: The highlight or oral arguments came when Justice Samuel Alito grilled the attorney suing to overturn the law asking quote: "What about people who like to see human sacrifices?...Live, pay per view, you know, on the Human Sacrifice Channel….suppose you have the Ethnic Cleansing Channel on cable TV…Congress couldn't prohibit that?" It's a profound and nuanced legal argument that raises many questions, such as: What kind of cable package does Sam Alito have? And why can't I get it?

      • Stephen: Who thinks of that!? What kind of doctor looks at a blind woman and thinks: We should jam a tooth in there!

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