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Watch: Christine O'Donnell Debunks Evolution


Last night, Bill Maher showed a previously un-aired clip of Christine O'Donnel from an appearance on Politically Incorrect in 1998. This comes after the recent unearthing of an abundance of juicy quotes from the Delaware GOP Senate candidate, such as her statement that homosexuality is an "identity disorder" and her belief that masturbation is, well, bad.

Next up is her take on evolution, which she calls a "myth."

In the clip Maher calls her on it and asks, "Have you ever looked at a monkey?"

O'Donnel's response? "Well then, why they — why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?"

Maher puts it best: "This is someone who could be in the Senate, who thinks that mice have human brains and doesn’t understand ‘oh my God, that monkeys don’t evolve in the time that it would take to watch them.’”

Watch the un-evolved statement, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1.'s the gift that keeps on giving. Don't think she's a rarity in her own party. If you saw the republican prez primary debates, even john mcsame raised his hand saying that he doesn't believe in evolution. These people don't live on earth.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 25, 2010 1:07:14 PM

  2. I really don't think this clip will have much if any negative feedback from her supporters like the witchcraft comment did... The majority of teabaggers probably believe this too!

    Posted by: marco | Sep 25, 2010 1:14:56 PM

  3. Also, humans didn't evolve from monkeys. Both have common ancestors.

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 25, 2010 1:22:55 PM

  4. Yet it's possible to create mice with human brains.

    Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Sep 25, 2010 1:27:27 PM

  5. @David- Didn't you mean she's a human with a mouse brain? ;)

    Posted by: jexer | Sep 25, 2010 1:34:05 PM

  6. She makes Sarah Palin look like a genius. Maher is mistaken if he thinks the voters in DE care about evolution during the campaign or that a candidate that doesn't believe in evolution is unfit for office (as true as that might be) however. He needs to dig up footage that debunks her image, not enhances it. Show her lying or something. Her big plus is her sincerity.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 25, 2010 1:46:48 PM

  7. OMG. Evolution is a myth, but she once believed in witchcraft? Wow.

    Posted by: jana | Sep 25, 2010 2:02:06 PM

  8. I really admire America, but being a so advance country why on hell you still have discussions in that level about evolution? I mean, there's irrefutable facts (I'm not taking about bones, I'm referring to more rocket science stuff as molecular biology, etc). You lead in innovation and science and you have a huge chunk of your population behaving so stupidly. I strongly believe that this middle-ages minded people is a danger to national security and the future of your country as a leader.

    Posted by: Carlos | Sep 25, 2010 2:15:58 PM

  9. US politics is so entertaining, more like Vaudeville really.

    Posted by: Tone | Sep 25, 2010 2:20:07 PM

  10. No honey, we didn't elect you to think. Just sit there, look pretty and vote how well tell you to.

    She's a clone of Moosegirl.

    Posted by: Rich | Sep 25, 2010 2:50:31 PM

  11. Christine O'Donnell simply proves that we haven't evolved enough from apes. Does she count by pawing the ground?

    Some people are born to lead the country, some are born to work an assembly line. People like Christine O'Donnell are born to work as field hands, where she wouldn't have to contemplate anything complex.

    To the world at large we appear to be becoming the dumbest country on the planet. I have more respect for people in third world countries who don't have access to knowledge like we do. Their ignorance is excuseable. Ours is astounding and lazy.

    Pretty fades, but dumb is forever. Does anyone know if Ms. O'Donnell actually stands a chance next month in Delaware?

    Posted by: Bart | Sep 25, 2010 3:15:08 PM

  12. @Bart

    Does she count by pawing the ground....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA awesome :)

    Posted by: Drew | Sep 25, 2010 6:01:42 PM

  13. She's absolutely correct...but she wasn't clear--What she Meant to say was, 'MY evolution is a myth!'


    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Sep 26, 2010 1:54:16 AM

  14. Of course you can see monkeys still evolving, silly! Look in the mirror, Ms. O'Donnell!

    Posted by: Jeremy | Sep 26, 2010 4:06:04 AM

  15. Up next: Ring Wing nutters "know" that Copernicus et al are wrong - Sun orbits Earth.

    The entire USA should be embarrassed that we even consider electing such nutters.

    Posted by: darkmoonman | Sep 26, 2010 11:18:11 AM

  16. My family says things like that.

    Posted by: me | Sep 26, 2010 11:32:05 AM

  17. Do you suppose it's possible her parents were brother and sister and their evolution stopped one cell change short of human? I spent a lifetime in Delaware one week; a lot of her peers in Sussex County probably think the same way.

    Posted by: mad1026 | Sep 26, 2010 1:02:04 PM

  18. Where do the Republicans get these people? And how can voters support them no matter how ridiculous, clueless, and ignorant their statements? Costa Rica is beginning to beckon me.

    Posted by: wimsy | Sep 26, 2010 1:20:21 PM

  19. I saw a great bumper sticker recently: Tea parties are for little girls and people with imaginary friends.
    These people are loopy to say the least. But sadly, the other loopies will support them! Don't forget to vote! Bill

    Posted by: bill miller | Oct 12, 2010 12:42:13 PM

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