Monday, May 21, 2007

Huckabee tries to explain why he doesn't believe in evolution

Mike Huckabee is one of the three Republican candidates who confessed to disbelieving in evolution at a recent candidate's debate. When given the opportunity to present his reasoning it became clear that Mike doesn't believe in evolution because he has no idea what it is. Money quote:
Huckabee said if given a chance to elaborate on the question from MSNBC moderator Chris Matthews, he would have responded: "If you want to believe that you and your family came from apes, I'll accept that....
The truth: Humans did not evolve from monkeys. Humans are more closely related to modern apes than to monkeys, but we didn't evolve from apes, either. Humans share a common ancestor with modern African apes, like gorillas and chimpanzees. Scientists believe this common ancestor existed 5 to 8 million years ago. Shortly thereafter, the species diverged into two separate lineages. One of these lineages ultimately evolved into gorillas and chimps, and the other evolved into early human ancestors called hominids.

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