The Colbert Report

Season 1 Episode 21

Brian Greene

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Nov 28, 2005 on Comedy Central
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Brian Greene
TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality, Brian Greene!

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  • Back from vacation, Stephen gives his take on science vs religion.

    The show opens with a teaser of content from the show, which involves everything from Iraq to the debate between science and religion.

    Stephen starts off the show by talking a bit about Thanksgiving, and the break. Despite there being a lot of news, Stephen wants to concentrate on Cyber Monday, which follows the big shopping day of Black Friday. Stephen seems to enjoy all of the fighting going on in the stores.

    Stephen moves onto the war in Iraq, and tonight's edition of "The Word", which is "never", Stephen's opinion on when we should pull our military force out of Iraq.

    Stephen then moves onto tonight's phone calls, to get the opinions of the heroes, us.

    Back from commercial, Stephen brings up the topic of evolution and science vs religion. Stephen decides to try and settle the debate on which is right. The debate ends with a tie, so he decides to flip a coin to determine a winner. Science wins, but when the coin somehow flips over again, he gives the win to religion.

    Back from commercial, Stephen introduces tonight's guest Brian Greene. Their discussion was entirely science-based, specifically Einstein Theory of Relativity and the String Theory.

    Stephen ends the show with a little comment about Brian Greene.

    We got to see another solid show, despite the big vacation. The science/religion debate was pretty funny, of course.moreless

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    • Stephen: Go out ten yards then button hook to the left. I'm gonna hit you with a perfect spiral of Truth.

    • Stephen: ...the answer is tonight's Word: Never. Now, that might seem like a long time, but it's only never for now. If we pulled out now, Iraq would become a haven for terrorists, (Like Zarqawi?) a cesspool of corruption, (Mission accomplished) and a country bloodied by religious fanaticism. (The Shi'ite hits the fan) Now, if anything, we need to put more troops in, then, and only then, can we get the job done so that we can pull out, which we will never do. Now. Unless we have to politically, to keep the anti war crowd from winning the 2006 elections and pulling us out. Which we must never do, unless the Iraqi's ask us to. (They already did) All the Iraqi's. (It's the only thing they agree on) And they ask us three times. (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice) Even then, there will be a risk, because we'll never know is Iraq is ready for us to leave, until we leave. (Rumsfeld's Law) It's like we're their mommy, holding their hands making sure they get along. Of course, when mommy leaves, the kids are gonna cry, they're gonna fight amongst themselves, blow up some hotels. (They grow up so fast) But we can't leave until we're sure they won't tear themselves apart, and who knows when that will be. (Never)

      And that's the Word.

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