A new HuffPost report highlights that Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker over the weekend “cast doubt on the theory of evolution […] saying the fact that apes and humans coexist disproves accepted science.”
Walker has previously trafficked in reckless COVID misinformation, but it’s nevertheless surprising and rare to see a GOP candidate, especially a high-profile and ostensible “top recruit” like Walker, engage in a wholesale rejection of evolutionary science.
While Walker’s campaign has made an effort to keep him away from tough interviews and public events with voters, he’s nevertheless managed to make a number of early unforced errors — all while facing mounting questions about his business record, which continues to be under scrutiny.
HuffPost: Herschel Walker Skeptical Of Evolution: ‘Why Are There Still Apes? Think About It’
By Amanda Terkel, 3/15/22
- “Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker cast doubt on the theory of evolution in recent remarks, saying the fact that apes and humans coexist disproves accepted science.”
- “‘At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not? … If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it,’ Herschel said in an appearance at Sugar Hill Church in Georgia on Sunday.”
- “The Walker campaign didn’t respond to a request for additional comment.”
Read the full report here.
Published: Mar 15, 2022
Last Modified: Mar 22, 2022