Dave Pasch is a wonderful basketball analyst and sportscaster, but apparently the fact that he is also a Creationist who doesn’t buy into evolution means he’s somehow of less value.
It all began when Pasch’s commentary partner Bill Walton gave him a copy of Darwin’s Origin of Species during the live broadcast. Things quickly devolved into a mini-debate over the veracity of evolution and the fact that Pasch and Walton disagree on the origins of our planet.
Walton, apparently already familiar with Pasch’s creationist beliefs, gifted a copy of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species to the ESPN play-by-play man in honor of Pasch winning an “Arizona Sportscaster of the Year” award. Walton then stated, “I want to make sure you believe in evolution.”
“I don’t,” replied Pasch, who stated that he had a book for Walton that refuted evolution. Later, Pasch made a comment alluding to the concept of irreducible complexity, a concept long-debunked by science. Thankfully, a tie-dyed Jay Bilas was around to remind the audience that Cake is a great band.