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Mythbusters endorse Darwin ’08

by Phil Plait, Nov 05 2008

Skeptics love The Mythbusters. The TV show brings the ideas of science and skepticism into the homes of millions of people every week. Adam Savage is a regular at Randi’s The Amaz!ng Meetings, in fact.

Adam Savage and his Darwin 08 shirt

Adam Savage and his Darwin 08 shirt.

So I was very pleased to see on last week’s episode of the show that Adam was wearing a t-shirt that had “Darwin ’08” emblazoned across the chest. These shirts were created (haha! get it? Created!) by the New York City Skeptics, and one was given to Adam at TAM 6.

You can check him out proudly displaying his support of reality at the NYC Skeptics’ webpage, and they have YouTube clips of the show as well.

10 Responses to “Mythbusters endorse Darwin ’08”

  1. greg says:

    I have to admit, I’d be worried if there wasn’t evidence of the sign of some intelligent design behind that shirt.

  2. Dr. Plait, no “your close personal friend”(TM) lines in this blog. ;)

    It’s probably a good thing that cable hasn’t got pout to all the rural parts of the US, I can just see a fundamentalist uprising calling for Mr. Savage’s head if they actually saw this show. Although, that would imply that actual science interested them, so I guess one can say Mr Savage is safe from them for now. :P

  3. BillDarryl says:

    Phil, how can you know for sure where Adam got his shirt? Sounds like just a “theory,” and not a fact, as to its origins.

    Any discussion of Adam’s shirt should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.

  4. Darth Wader says:


    Teach the controversy!

  5. Peter says:

    Adam Savage is my idol. That’s all I have to say about this one.

  6. Bill says:

    That shirt is clear proof of intelligent design.

    Expecting me to believe that it evolved on its own is equivalent to asking me to believe that a tornado blew through the debris field of a Mythbusters explosion and randomly assembled the shirt from the bits of junk.


  7. Wait… Adam Savage… Adam Savage – where did I see that name recently? Oh, that’s right – it was on the back of some guy’s book. That Savage fella… he endorses good stuff, man.

  8. IasonOuabache says:

    Awesome shirt! I want one now!!! I know in an interview at TAM Adam said that he wanted to prove evolution on an episode of MythBusters. Did he ever figure out how to do that?

  9. AdamsApple says:

    I want one. Just point me in the right direction.