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Springsteen vs. Dylan

Bruce Springsteen, in concert in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on May 17, 2005 (for full story go here):

He prefaced his performance of the reggae-influenced B-side “Part Man, Part Monkey” with a rap about efforts to discourage the teaching of evolution in public schools. In New Jersey, he said, joking with the audience, “we believe in evolution ­ it’s our only hope.”
[Ninety-nine percent of all species have gone extinct. Some hope. --WmAD]

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Don’t want to kiss nobody
Don’t want to be kissed
Don’t put my faith in nobody.
Not even a scientist.
(Bob Dylan, 1978 – from the song “Do Right to Me, Baby (Do Unto Others)”)

Well, George Lewis told the Englishman, the Italian and the Jew
“You can’t open your mind, boys
To every conceivable point of view.”
They got Charles Darwin trapped out there on Highway Five
Judge says to the High Sheriff,
“I want him dead or alive
Either one, I don’t care.”
High Water everywhere
(Bob Dylan, 2001 – from the song “High Water (For Charlie Patton)”)

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One Response to Springsteen vs. Dylan

  1. Bruce Springsteen is a Darwinian narrative apologist?

    That’s great news! I hope he does for Charles Darwin what he did for John Kerry.

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