Stephen Baldwin has been ridiculed for his comments on Celebrity Big Brother regarding evolution. He said:
If we’re descended from apes, how come there are still apes?
Ok, a misunderstanding of the theory. But is the theory more or less silly than the misunderstanding?
Here’s Richard Dawkins answering the very objection Baldwin makes. See if you can watch it with a straight face:
What we have here is a Professor of Zoology faced with a line up of four apes and an accountant from Swindon. And he refuses to identify the odd one out. The whole story he invests his life in says that none are superior to any other – all are equally well adapted to their environment. It’s just 4 monkeys and Pam sitting in a tree - M-U T-A-T I-N-G.
To say that Dawkins has put Baldwin right is like saying:
Ohhh. Sorry for thinking your theory was nuts. I thought you believed in alchemy. Now I realize you have a magical goose to lay your golden egg.