September 25th, 2010
03:15 PM ET
4 years ago

O'Donnell in 1998: 'Evolution is a myth'

(CNN) – Keeping to his promise that he would release a controversial video clip of Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell every week until she appears on his television show, liberal comedian Bill Maher unveiled another clip of the Tea Party favorite on Friday.

In the latest clip, culled from a 1998 episode of Maher’s old show “Politically Incorrect,” O’Donnell is shown vehemently asserting that “evolution is a myth.”

Video: 'Evolution is a myth,' says O'Donnell in 1998

A stupefied Maher asks, “Have you ever looked at a monkey?” to which O’Donnell replies, “Well then...why aren’t monkeys still evolving into humans?”

Maher aired the clip on his current HBO show, "Real Time with Bill Maher."

The latest clip comes days after video of O’Donnell surfaced showing the candidate in 2003 claiming its possible to stop Americans from having sex.

And last week, Maher released a clip that featured O’Donnell in 1999 saying that in high school she “dabbled into witchcraft.”

O’Donnell’s campaign has dismissed the previous clips as distractions.

According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, Democratic Senate nominee Chris Coons holds a 16 percentage point lead over O’Donnell among likely voters, 55 percent to 39 percent. Among the wider pool of registered voters, Coons leads O'Donnell by 25 points.


Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
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  1. brent

    What would be controversial is if a republican DID believe in evolution.

    September 26, 2010 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  2. Kreedo

    Yeah and Maher also probably believes the universe started when some gases and solid matter collided. Maybe there's an entire universe up his rear. Now I know Maher is just another incompetant newscaster. At least I don't need scientists to tell me that.

    September 26, 2010 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  3. chappers

    I am open minded as they come but if you think that evolution is a myth and that the earth is 10,000 years old, you are ignorant when it comes to scientific facts and living in a world based on beliefs and not truth. Sorry, the facts of life's evolution on the earth are not up for debate. You can say that GOD created evolution but not that it does not exist. A lot of her supporters admit they would vote for anyone who opposes the Democratic candidate. Talk about being close minded, valueless, and shallow minded. I think some people have not evolved like they should have.

    September 26, 2010 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  4. John

    The point isn't that she believes evolution is a myth. The point is that she's stupid. Creationists have a few intelligent arguments against evolution, but "why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans" is not one of them.

    September 26, 2010 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  5. Kreedo

    Yeah and Maher also probably believes the universe started when some gases and solid matter collided. Maybe there's an entire universe up his rear. Now I know Maher is just another incompetant newscaster. At least I don't need scientists to tell me that.

    September 26, 2010 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
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