Christine O'Donnell: 'Evolution Is a Myth'

'Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?' she asks
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2010 2:54 AM CDT
Updated Sep 27, 2010 7:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Today on myth-busting with Christine O'Donnell: Evolution! Keeping his promise to air an embarrassing clip of the tea party favorite every week until she agrees to come on his show, Bill Maher dug up a 1998 interview in which O'Donnell denies the plausibility of evolution. Here's a sample:

O'DONNELL: "You know what, evolution is a myth. And even Darwin himself ... "

MAHER: "Evolution is a myth? Have you ever looked at a monkey?"

O'DONNELL: "Well then, why they—why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?" replies O'Donnell.

Click here to see SNL's send-up of the chaste political hopeful.
(Read more Christine O'Donnell stories.)

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