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Martin Peretz on the Issues


He writes at the New Republic: “My minimum condition for and from a plausible president is that he accept that men and women are descended from apes and monkeys.  Huckabee surely doesn’t.  But, then, I’m not sure that George Bush does either.” Do scientists accept this either? Back when I was in high school, they taught us that apes, monkeys, and humans shared ancestors in common rather than that the last group evolved from the first two. It seems like an awfully imprecise way for Peretz to state a truth he considers so important.


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