Rush Limbaugh is baffled by evolution.
On his Tuesday show, the right-wing talker claimed that if evolution were real, Harambe, the gorilla that was shot and killed at Cincinnati Zoo after a young boy fell into its enclosure, would have become “one of us.”
“A lot of people think that all of us used to be apes,” the he said according to a transcript on his website and audio posted online by Media Matters.
“Don’t doubt me on this. A lot of people think that all of us used to be gorillas, and they’re looking for the missing link out there. The evolution crowd. They think we were originally apes If we were the original apes, then how come Harambe is still an ape, and how come he didn’t become one of us?”
Although Limbaugh has never explicitly described himself as a creationist, he does bypass a few facts like the fossil record that supports evolution, and claims that both creationism and evolution are based on faith.
“All I know is I’ve never been a chimpanzee, I don’t believe this garbage I ever was because we were chimpanzee, why are the chimpanzees still here?” Limbaugh asked in 2004. “If we were baboons, you know, if we evolved from that, what happened to them? Why didn’t they evolve? How come they got stuck still being idiot gorillas and stuff and we got to be humans?”