Saturday, June 23, 2012

Colbert vs. Krauss

The reason why Stephen Colbert's TV persona works so well for so long is that sometimes he can go places others can't with it. Ironically, it takes the false personality to get closer to the truth. That's kind of a serious beginning for what is really a very funny clip. But those with ears to hear will notice in the final line a very serious and very old theological quotation (I associate it most strongly with John Scotus and technically it's a statement of apophatic theology). Pretty heady stuff, and like a lawyer in argument how he gets there is brilliant as well (makes my previous note on this blog about Krauss seem like, well, a quickly thrown together blog post):

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