I REALLY don't want this to be a solely political blog, but since that is where the absurdity resides, then that is where we must go.
And we need go no further than Christine O'Donnell.
From the New York Daily news...
"The hits just keep on coming for Christine O'Donnell.
A 1990s clip of the Republican Delaware Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite declaring 'evolution is a myth,' was released by comedian Bill Maher on Friday night.
O'Donnell had appeared as a conservative Christian activist and was a frequent guest on his 'Politically Incorrect' show.
Maher replayed the segment on his HBO show 'Real Time.'
On the Oct. 15, 1998 clip, O'Donnell challenged the theory of evolution.
'Evolution is a myth,' she said, starting to elaborate before Maher interrupted.
'Evolution is a myth?' he asked. 'Have you ever looked at a monkey?'
'Well then why aren't they, why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?,' O'Donnell countered."
That's an excellent question. Well, it's an excellent question if you believe the Earth is only a few thousand years old.
Now, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and religiously-based opinions deserve their place. It is, however, alarming that one would base their discrediting of the theory of evolution on that fact that chimpanzees aren't spontaneously emerging out of the brush as newly-minted homo-sapiens. If that was happening, I'm sure Jane Goodall would have noticed.