‘Why Are There Still Apes?’ Trump-Backed Senate Candidate Casts Doubt on Evolution

He’s at it again. Back in January Walker pushed an unnamed body spray to kill COVID. 

While speaking at the Sugar Hill Church in Georgia, Herschel Walker said “At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not? If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it.”

The church’s lead pastor, Chuck Allen, then jumped into to tell Walker, “Now you’re getting too smart for us.”

Walker is currently the front-runner in the GOP contest to challenge Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) in November. He’s a former NFL star who has the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, and he’s outspoken about his Christian faith.

Humans did not evolve from the apes that you see at the zoo. Rather, humans and apes have a common (and now extinct) ancestor that lived roughly 10 million years ago. Technically, all humans are apes, but that doesn’t mean that chimpanzees are one step away from becoming people. Walker’s summary of evolution is incorrect, and there’s nothing incompatible about humans coexisting with other apes.

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Walker’s ex-wife, Cindy Grossman, claimed in divorce filings that her former husband was physically abusive and threatened to kill her, forcing her to secure a protective order against him. She told ABC News in 2008 that Walker had pointed a pistol at her head before threatening to kill her.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last year that Walker’s ex-girlfriend told police in 2012 that when she tried to end her relationship with him, he threatened to “blow her head off” and then kill himself. Another woman has alleged Walker threatened and stalked her in 2002. No charges were filed in either of those cases, and Walker denies the accusations.

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