Monday, February 15, 2016

Evolutionary spin..

In a story today that could/should have been plucked straight from the digital pages of the onion or the daily mash, Australian spin Meister (not the political kind, but the cricket kind) Shane Warne has "cast doubt" on evolutionary theory by observing that if humans evolved from monkeys, why haven't monkeys evolved? Warne'y has been attending that renowned scientific ideas crucible known as "I'm a celebrity get me out of here" and apparently offered an alternative hypothesis to the traditional one, that we came from aliens because, well, because pyramids exist and they're big!

Now I realise that Warne'y might have taken one too many bouncers to the noggin but someone really needs to explain to him that evolution doesn't say humans evolved from monkeys, merely that we shared a common ancestor around 6 million years ago; his jungle revelation is a bit like asking if modern Australians descended from Europeans then why are there still Europeans?

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