About half of Americans reject evolution, the scientific idea that explains how all life on earth came to be. And the other half doesn’t really get it either, thinking that nature is a cruel bully that delivers wedgies of oblivion to the weak and meek.
When you look at our favorite science fiction TV shows and films, you’d think it was simply a matter of time before we all sprouted wings, shot lasers from our eyes and developed telekinetic powers to lift up a hot girl’s skirt.
Does anyone really get what evolution is all about? Today comedian Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at common misconceptions homo sapiens have about evolution, and all the crazy ways it’s been portrayed in popular culture.
How come no one is going to develop telekinesis anytime soon, cooperation as the ultimate survival trait and, in the long run, will our intellect save us or destroy us?