Things got academic on Wednesday night’s Colbert Report, as the funnyman interviewed Harvard professor Michael Sandel–or maybe it was the other way around, the Huffington Post reports. Sandel, a political and moral philosophy expert, began the segment by asking Colbert if it was fair that Yankees player Alex Rodriguez makes $25 million per year while the average schoolteacher makes $45,000.

“What is the teacher’s batting average?” Colbert retorted.

The two went onto discuss moral reasoning, Asia and cannibalism…

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