Monday, February 08, 2010

Creationism, Sopranos-style

I love The Sopranos. Not only did the show feature great acting and compelling storylines, it also is riddled with seemingly pointless lines that actually capture the essence of some current societal tensions. To wit, this exchange between Tony and Christopher that neatly encapsulates the creationist world view (from the episode "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh").

Tony: "Get this... It says here that if the history of the planet was represented by the Empire State Building, the time that human beings have been on earth would only be a postage stamp at the very top. You realize how insignificant that makes us?"

Chris (pauses for a sec and then): "I don't feel that way."

There you have it!

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