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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:46 AM

Updated: Rubio Declines To Say How Old Earth Is: ĎIím Not A Scientist, Maní

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PEMA LEVY 10:09 AM EST, MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declined to say how old he thought the earth was in an interview with GQ magazine, saying instead that he's "not a scientist" and that it's "one of those great mysteries."

GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

Marco Rubio: I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries.


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http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rubio-declines-to-say-how-old-earth-is

UPDATE:
Rubio may not think that heís a scientist, but he is a member of the Senateís Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee.

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/19/1213261/marco-rubio-flirts-with-creationism-says-hes-unsure-how-old-the-earth-is/

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
dmallind Nov 2012 #1
immoderate Nov 2012 #2
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #6
Graybeard Nov 2012 #3
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:54 AM

1. 's'ok. Me either. But let's make it a multiple choice eh?

Which do you think is likely closest?

a) 4.5 billion years

b) 6000 years

That doesn't take much expertise to answer does it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:56 AM

2. A politician's non-answer.

So, he's running.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:25 AM

6. Running as far as he can from the Religious Right, the crazies

that have made the Republican Party irrelevant.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:08 AM

3. You're not a President either, man.

Piece of crap Rubio was so quick to jump on Rmoney when he lost. Now here he is doing the same non- answer tap dance.

LOSER !!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:14 AM

4. "I can tell you what the Bible says." Reporter should have asked, "What does it say?"

Because it does NOT say it is 6,000 years old, regardless of Bishop Ussher's calculations.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:21 AM

5. This is tough question for a Republican who does not want to offend part of his base.

They should also ask "Do you believe in evolution?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:26 AM

7. And the GOP admits, they must STILL bow and scrape before their lunatic base

 

Why am I not surprised?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:46 AM

8. Wow, Rubio is a Class A bullshitter.

There's so much dizzy to what he said, but "I'm not sure we'll every be able to answer that" tells us all we need to know. Of course we can answer that. Science tells us that the bible is WRONG.

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