"Daily Show" investigates evolution/creation controversy

All week long, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart is devoting its comedy to "Evolution Schmevolution".

Tonight it's a visit to Dayton, Tennessee, the site of the Scopes Trial. There was also an interview with Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science.

Tomorrow they will be at the Bronx Zoo, and will interview Kurt Vonnegut (not at the same time, I assume).

So far, the evolution part is relatively minor, driving the monologue and the on-location segment. The on-location stuff I always find to be mean-spirited, myself. But the monologue made me laugh -- especially the maladapted fire-breathing godzilla giraffe.