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From his latest stand-up special, Out Of England 2, here’s comedian Ricky Gervais telling the story of Noah and his Ark, based off of a book he received as a child. I have already outlined my own reasoning for why a story like Noah and his ark is completely fatuous, but it is always nice to have a professional comedian help me make my point.

Ricky, since he was a child, has always had a love and fascination with science. He is an outspoken proponent of both science and atheism. And he is funny. Sometimes what can’t be conveyed through rational discussions can be more easily grasped through comedy, and I commend him for that.

If you think he is making the story sound ridiculous, that’s because it is.