God Bless Jon Stewart
As you surely know by now, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is doing a week of shows about evolution.
My reaction was rather more favorable than P.Z. Myers' take. I thought a lot of the humor was very funny, especially Stewart's opening piece about the history of the controversy. I thought the finch with the corkscrew beak was funny, as was the giraffe spitting fire, and the schematic depiction of various creation myths. And the mere fact that a media organization is doing a series of segments on this subject that is unambiguously pro-evolution is definitely cause for delight.
But what I really liked ws the simple fact that Stewart and co. managed to the entire segment without uttering a single scientific howler. Why is it that The Daily Show is able to give a reasonably accurate overview of this subject when countless mainstream newspapers and magazines get even the most basic aspects of it wrong?