Friday, October 22, 2010
The conservative assault on evolution continues. Bill Maher showed a video in which Christine O'Donnell struck a mighty blow by calling evolution a "myth" and asking, "Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?" Now Glenn Beck, in addition to his work as a prophet and historian, also reveals that he is a biologist with his debunking of evolution. Beck refers to the conspiracy to foist evolution on the public, "like global warming":
Beck: "I'm not God, so I don't know how God creates. I don't think we came from monkeys. I think that's ridiculous. I haven't seen a half-monkey, half-person yet... It's like global warming... If I get to the other side and God's like, 'You know what, yep, you were a monkey once,' I'll be shocked, but I'm cool with it, whatever... They have to make you care. They have to force it down your throat. When anybody has to force it -- it's a problem. You didn't have to force that the world was round... Truth is truth." (h/t TPM)
I suppose that the Glenn Becks of Galileo's time felt that the latter was trying to "force" his view that the earth moves round the sun.