Hard to believe, but he actually makes that specific assertion.
Uh, no, he’s not. He could not get a job as a biologist, let alone in a narrower field like evolutionary biology.
I haven’t listened to the rest of the interview — I was just informed that he made this claim at about the 12 minute mark, confirmed that it was actually said, and closed the window. He is either delusional or dishonest, and not worth listening to further.
I felt compelled to complain about his dishonest misrepresentation while strolling through a park.