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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:46 PM

Rubio: Maybe Earth was created in 7 days because Im not a scientist, man

Source: raw story



ea party-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that hes not sure people will ever know if the Earth was created by God in just seven days because its one of the great mysteries.

In an interview published in the December issue of GQ magazine, Michael Hainey asked the potential 2016 presidential candidate how old he thought the Earth was.

Im not a scientist, man, Rubio replied. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think thats a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States.

Im not a scientist. I dont think Im 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.

He added: Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, Im not sure well ever be able to answer that. Its one of the great mysteries.



Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/19/rubio-maybe-earth-was-created-in-7-days-because-im-not-a-scientist-man/



"...Its one of the great mysteries" that's the best!

bwahahaaaaa


bwahahaaaaa

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trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:48 PM

1. *facepalm*

Rubio, we've seen planets being "created" in the universe. None of them in 7 days.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:21 AM

133. Keep Rubio away from ANY political office. However, he

 

could be a teacher at the George W. Bush School of Remedial Learning.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:51 PM

138. It's a shame to see a coward in public like this.

Too afraid of vindictive red state republican rubes.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:49 PM

2. Oh dear Lord...it's only a mystery if you're a morAn...

OR, if you want the VOTES of people who are. My bet is, Mr. Rubio is inclined to the latter.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:51 PM

3. "The tides come in, the Tides go out...You can't explain this stuff"

He probably went to the same school Bill O'Reilly did.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:49 PM

39. Everything they do is memeworthy.

From the Get A Brain! Morans! guy to BillO's you can't explain this stuff to the casting of asparagus, it's all comedy gold. The Republicans should just give up politics and go into internet meme production full time.

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Response to ElboRuum (Reply #39)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:58 PM

43. I can't wait for them to come out with the FOX SCIENCE network...

Can you imagine? It will be almost like Comedy Central...

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #43)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:04 PM

136. Or a horror show

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Response to ElboRuum (Reply #39)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:02 PM

44. Don't forget "Constitutional Mustard"

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #44)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:08 PM

47. is that brown or yellow?

the color makes all the difference on a hot dog!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #47)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:04 PM

105. Yellow, of course...

that brown stuff is commie mustard

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #44)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:15 PM

50. Oh, fuck. When did this happen?!?!

I missed one???!??! Link, please. This omission cannot be allowed to stand.

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Response to ElboRuum (Reply #50)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:19 AM

129. "The word is 'muster' Denny...."

From a "Boston Legal" episode:

Denny Crane: How can you ban red meat?
Dominick Ryan: Well, they've got a whole campaign, they're going to go with it. They plan to promote Summersport as the seafood capital of the world.
Denny Crane: We're carnivores. When the pilgrims landed, first thing they did was eat a few Indians.
Dominick Ryan: Is there anything we can do?
Shirley Schmidt: We'll get an immediate TRO.
Denny Crane: I'll argue it myself. Ban red meat. That cannot pass Constitutional mustard.
Shirley Schmidt: The word is "muster", Denny, but you're right, the law lacks condiments.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402711/quotes

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #129)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:24 AM

134. I have a hard time passing Constitutional mustard.

Especially the spicier varieties.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:51 PM

4. It's one of the great mysteries how a twerp like Rubio can gain power and be taken seriously

 

by others in power.
It's a closed circuit, the DC greedheads-go-round, I suppose but the denial of 150 years of science is breath taking coming from a person exercising power over our lives.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:52 PM

5. Well with that logic i guess he thinks the

 

earth could be flat.

The man is not a scientist !

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Response to lalalu (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:20 PM

27. Have you ever lived in Florida? Or Illinois? Flat as bottom of an iron.

Of course the earth is flat. Everywhere I look it is flat. Who am I to believe, my eyes or some scientist who uses words I can't spell and don't understand?

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:21 PM

28. LOL

 

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:39 PM

36. +1. I agree. Those pictures of earth taken from space were taken through circular lenses, so of

course the earth looks circular in these pictures.

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Response to progree (Reply #36)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:34 PM

60. space??????

that was New Mexico

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:56 PM

68. Tell me about it! The grade on the side of my place is 45+ degrees. I'm scared to death, I tell you!

Last edited Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:49 PM - Edit history (1)

When I drive up the hills here, it feels like being in a recliner and my truck may do a back flip! That's why Gawd declared:

'Thou shalt make 4-wheel drive trucks!'

(It's written in my automobile bible, page 666.)

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Response to freshwest (Reply #68)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:14 PM

76. nyah nyah! My grades were always Cs. Okay, except for those Ds.

and a couple . . ..never mind.

So there!

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:28 PM

82. lmfao

 

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Response to lalalu (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:00 PM

114. yup, and all the evidence to the contrary is just God testing us

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:52 PM

6. How do these nitwits get into a position of power or authority?

I mean really? What does that say about us as a nation?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:09 PM

22. they get elected by other people just like them

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:54 PM

7. This idiot or that other idiot in Louisiana, Jindal, are

supposedly the republicans path to salvation through tokenization.

What a fucking joke.

Why am I not laughing?

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:31 PM

84. Remember the primaries?

 

There were a dozen of the idiots that denied evolution.

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Response to reusrename (Reply #84)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:22 PM

102. The Republican Primaries are 100% pure entertainment...

I really expect them to just cut to the chase and start literally flinging poo at each other...messy, but fun to watch from a safe, disinterested distance...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:55 PM

8. These poo' bas tards

can't be honest with their statements of belief.
If he repeats the doctrine of the creationists he will be mocked by the likes of us.
If he states the obvious truth that the world is very, very old then he will be drummed out of his church and his base will abandon him.

We can't really ignore these folks anymore. They have great influence on our future through their elected representatives.

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Response to jonthebru (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:58 PM

11. They, along with the Xtian Right, are responsible for the Idiocrazation of America. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:56 PM

9. Spelled "Rube-io" it seems!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:57 PM

10. Nor is he an expert on ANY of the bills on which he votes.

When are we going to hear him say, "I don't know about funding this war stuff. I'm not a general."?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:01 PM

12. They didn't ask you how it was created, dumbfuck.

They asked you how old it is.

Perfect chance to embrace logic, science, and education, and he blows it pandering to the woo.

His kind is dragging this country down.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:01 PM

13. Listen up, Americans. This idiot is in a position of power in your

government! Good grief!

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:22 PM

30. Unless he gets nailed

for sending pictures of his dick to minors on Facebook, this fake refugee will be on the next Republican presidential ticket, unless the world ends on December 21, but, "Hey, man, I'm not a Mayan astrologer!"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:03 PM

14. Obvious pandering is obvious

IOW-I can't piss of the evangelicals and I don't wanna go full creationist, I'll just say 'it's a mystery' and can we talk about something else.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:05 PM

15. Sure. Instead of teaching facts

we'll teach opinions.

No difference.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:06 PM

16. Rubio may not think that hes a scientist,...

but he is a member of the Senates Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:22 PM

78. So is that guy that said that the Big Bang Theory,

evolution and embryology were all from the pits of hell. He's from the House Science Committee, Rep. Paul Boun. And he is a scientist, a physician who has a BS in chemistry.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #78)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:33 PM

85. The GOP knows how to staff their committees! Losers,...

the whole damned lot of them. I'm familiar with Paul Boun and his reputation

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:22 PM

107. And that's scary!

The Republican members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committe are creationists and global warming deniers!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:06 PM

17. So I guess they don't teach logic in law school

So you don't understand it, therefore the opposite must be true?

Then this stuff:

I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think thats a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States.

So that sounds to me like he's a conspiracy nut.


I think this guy is a thruster short of a hyperdrive.

A stormtrooper short of an imperial legion.

He no nuts, he crazy.

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:08 PM

20. Or in Rubio-speak

"Whether Rubio is nuts is a dispute among commentators and I think it has nothing to do with basic facts or logic. I don't think we'll ever know whether Rubio is nuts because I'm not a mental health professional."

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:07 PM

18. What a great catch-all way to argue for the legitimacy of nonsense

Here's the format...

"Whether <myth> is true is one of the great mysteries in dispute among <purveyors of competing myths>. I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that because I'm not an expert in <relevant field of study>."

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Response to caraher (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:45 PM

141. republican template

for pandering to their crazy base

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:08 PM

19. A revealing statement by the republican's pet minority.

Guess it explains how he can be dumb enough to think that his party represents him.
Accepting all theories, uncritically, as equally valid does not make him seem open-minded it makes him look feeble-minded.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:09 PM

21. Well frankly...

what does the age of the earth have to with jobs or solving the national debt? Rubio has no business answering questions like that. He should answer questions having to do with policies about immigration, the national debt, education, etc. What the actual age of the earth is has absolutely no relevance to the issues facing the country today.

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Response to dropboss11 (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:31 PM

83. One of the issues facing us is the depletion of "fossil fuels"


They are called "fossil fuels" for a reason. People who do not understand that reason have no place with their hands on the policy steering wheel.

Geology is absolutely relevant to one of our number one issues. We cannot afford the luxury of this kind of determined idiocy any longer.

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Response to dropboss11 (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:43 PM

86. His answers are very relevant

If someone on the senate science Committee cannot answer basic science questions, then they should not be making any decisions about science. It has everything to do with education.

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Response to dropboss11 (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:52 PM

112. well, frankly, it certainly does.

He hints that he'd leave open the door to teaching creationism in place of the theory of evolution- which is science. The ToE is highly revelant in, for example, the biotech industry.

You are ignorant.

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Response to dropboss11 (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:57 PM

139. You mention education as one of the topics Rubio ought to be answering questions about

yet don't equate this non-answer about science to be about education?
It is important to us as a nation to examine the beliefs of those who want to represent us in Washington. While I would not argue that any particular belief system should be used as a litmus test it ought to be clear that those who believe non-sense are not going to be good representatives for anyone.
They are gullible and silly and should try being comedians (not that I think comedy is a easy way to make a living or that comedians are fools) rather than politicians.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:10 PM

23. Oh, not this shit again!

If you replace "intelligent" with utter and "design" with bullshit, you have intelligent design.

In a related story:

If you replace "creation" with nonsensical and "science" with dumbfuckery, you have creation science.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:13 PM

24. He should be eliminated from the presidential race based on his dumbfuckery beliefs.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:13 PM

25. Tio Tomas. 'nuf said.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:18 PM

26. What an asshole.

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:21 PM

29. Sorry ---

 

I meant to say he is a poopy-head.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:23 PM

31. And this is what you say when you're afraid to lose your base.

Dude is running scared for some reason. Wonder why that might be. Collapse of his party, perhaps?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:25 PM

32. It's possible that it was created in 7 days.

However, that's a religious view, and should not even be mentioned in the same conversation as science.

Bozo.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:30 PM

33. Republicans -- The Juggalo Party(tm)

Fucking science -- how does it work???

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Response to phantom power (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:51 PM

40. This subthread shall be devoted to the explanation of magnets.

Nah. Just kidding. You can't explain that.

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Response to phantom power (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:23 PM

54. First you need to plug it in......... nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:37 PM

34. As one of their prophets taught us...


Rick Santorum: 'Smart People' Will Never Be On Our Side

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/15/rick-santorum-smart-peopl_n_1886684.html

They guy is a latter day Nostradamus. Except not as smart...

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #34)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:01 PM

69. I had never seen that video before

I can't freaking believe that.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:38 PM

35. Pls, Pls, Let Him get the Republican Nomination in 2016

The repub's haven't learned. We are going to watch the death spiral of the republican party. Ha Ha, I love it!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:40 PM

37. Pandering four years early for the jesus vote.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:42 PM

38. Oh my God

give me a break. Theologians are NOT scientists. That is the problem with Bible literalist Christians--they have to alter reality to fit the script. I'm Christian--educated in public schools and educated about religion at home and church. I've NEVER had an issue with evolution---because I don't believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible on all things.-like the story of creation. I'm an educator myself and i live in both words just fine--and see no contradiction. The problem with these people is that they think God flits around involving Himself in their daily lives--sporting events, elections, weather, financial situations. He doesn't. They refuse to believe in science because it interferes with their take on reality. I have friends who don't believe that humans have faulty genes because that would mean, to them, that God makes mistakes. Um, no it doesn't. When guys like Rubio spout this nonsense, they look dumber to me. But I see the appeal--because the GOP is STILL catering to their extreme Bible thumping base. Go figure.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

41. "a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all."

 

I wonder how much time he'd like to see spent on teaching the flying spaghetti monster unit...?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

42. We are the aliens man

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:06 PM

45. To me, the part of his statement that is the most unnerving is

"I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says.


This reveals the meme of "Obama has taken away our freedoms". I've seen people say the federal govt will prevent, or is preventing, parents from teaching religion to their kids. This is one of the "freedumbs" that gets mentioned a lot, usually stated as "practicing your own faith". They also whine about "people of faith are not allowed in govt offices" even though either statement is clearly false.

This is the stuff of violent backlash and it's promoted by teahadists and hate radio, and those weird emails republicans send each other.

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Response to eyewall (Reply #45)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:29 PM

58. +1

They are ginning themselves up for big trouble, these rightwing kooks. Once a few more societal supports get kicked out of the collective scaffolding - due to climate change, etc. -- and they're even worse off than they are now, they will indeed become increasingly violent.

While blaming the likes of all of us on this board.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:06 PM

46. Republicans don't get it. Reality trumps fairy tales and unicorns and wishful thinking. Period.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:09 PM

48. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the GOP's candidate for 2016. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:10 PM

49. Does anyone give a shit at the lunacy of some...

goddamn teabagger!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:17 PM

51. "Im not a scientist, man"

Who's he pretending to be? Bart Simpson?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:20 PM

52. "I'm not a scientist, man"

Here you go, meme creators. You got a live one right here.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:21 PM

53. Well I'm not a scientist but I KNOW the earth WASN'T created in 7 days!

That statement of his will help with his undoing in 2016...I can just see the ads now. He seems to be into pandering just as much as Romney. Look where that got him...the same place as Rubio is headed.

Can you just see the landslide with Rubio vs Clinton?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:24 PM

55. They should've asked him if the Earth is flat. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:25 PM

56. Im not a scientist, man - But I DID stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!!!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:27 PM

57. Parents should be able to teach their children nitwit ideas without interference.

This is the an example of just why these Teabaggers shouldn't be elected. Parents should be able to teach their children that the FLAT earth was created six thousand years ago in seven days and most importantly not be contradicted by stupid teachers who don't know that the Good Book is the only source of knowledge. Of course evolution is a liberal lie and only God knows how the tides operate.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:33 PM

59. "Im not a scientist, man"

maybe it's time to elect a scientist President!!! and no more Fundies please

it this a joke????

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:36 PM

61. These people are to stupid to be allowed to reproduce

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:44 PM

62. I'm not a sicentist either, man

But I am relatively well read and educated. I have some common sense and decent critical thinking skills.

I don't think someone with Rubio's point of view should be on the science committee, much less POTUS.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:47 PM

63. He's right, he's not a scientist...he's a panderer. Rubio, stop using that credit card for personal

spending.....you know, that gov. credit card that the tax payer foots the bill for that you tend to use for your auto repairs and such.....in other words, stop stealing from the tax payers.
Lou

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:53 PM

64. Carbon dating, baby.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #64)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:39 PM

95. Now that is a problem....

Carbon dating is strictly prohibited by TeaBaggers. I mean next you will see Oxygen dating and then all hell will break loose...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #95)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:41 PM

96. Where will it end? Won't anyone think of the children???



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #96)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:48 PM

97. No one ever thinks of the children...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #95)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:40 PM

115. LOL ...

We got to stick with traditional dating, I suppose.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:54 PM

65. Not funny, scary.

He needs to watch the movie I watched again last night, "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life."



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:55 PM

66. Sounds like someone's trying to speak to the Republican base.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:55 PM

67. The Rube shows his true colors...

well, as long as the winds of BIG money blow his way.

Hey Rube, hope you have a good time with the Pukes, Baggers and Haters...keep talk'n man, show the MAJORITY of America who you are.

Can you say..................................Mittens and Loser?

And..............................................Buh - Bye!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:02 PM

70. It's the rubber bands that I just can't get my head around....

I mean, they are stretchy and then they aren't. I'm no scientist. It's a real head scratcher. I'm just a stupid politician. None of this makes any sense to me at all...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #70)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:27 PM

142. the humor never stops

republicans are forever riding the unreality rocket

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:05 PM

71. six days....

He can't even get the number right. Lol

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Response to JustFiveMoreMinutes (Reply #71)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:21 PM

118. Exactly

Everyone knows that on the seventh day, Gawd knocked off work so he could watch Tim Tebow play football, and y'know, help out every once in awhile since he doesn't have anything better to do.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:05 PM

72. Rubio's a fucking Catholic

 

The church takes a pro evolution line. But if the death penalty, war, and abortion are anything to go by, Rubio will agree with his church so long as the GOP doesn't order him to do otherwise.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:06 PM

73. Are we even here?

I wonder about that, all the time.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #73)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:11 PM

75. I don't know, maaan.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:11 PM

74. fucking magnets, how do they work?

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Response to frylock (Reply #74)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

91. shhhh.. magnets are magic tape sent as proof miracles do exist... velcro too


only velcro is better for fabric miracles.

and don't get me started about Miracle Whip!



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:16 PM

77. Jesus! Don't tell him how the moon got here!

His head will explode.






Of course I don't believe he believes what he's saying. He's just pandering and trying to not take sides...wishy washy marshmallow.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:25 PM

79. St. Augustine said:

If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason? Reckless and incompetent expounders of holy Scripture bring untold trouble and sorrow on their wiser brethren when they are caught in one of their mischievous false opinions and are taken to task by those who are not bound by the authority of our sacred books. For then, to defend their utterly foolish and obviously untrue statements, they will try to call upon Holy Scripture for proof and even recite from memory many passages which they think support their position, although they understand neither what they say nor the things about which they make assertion.


http://college.holycross.edu/faculty/alaffey/other_files/Augustine-Genesis1.pdf

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:25 PM

80. He's clearly wrong. By the 7th day, God (who looks like us, if you are a male) had already finished.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #80)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:28 PM

109. ....and played nine holes of golf!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:25 PM

81. NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:48 PM

87. He doesn't want to take a position because he doesn't want to anger the base.

This is a wishy-washy non-answer to appease the masses.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:49 PM

88. He's not a Senator, either, but he plays one in Congress......

I'm coming to the conclusion that the reason we have so many idiots in Congress is that they relate best to the majority of voters.....

These doofuses are a dime a dozen--I got it in for the guy that's supplyin' the dimes!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:51 PM

89. He'll have 3 years to assemble more of these winners ahead of his assumed run for Prez


A long time for a big mouth... he's going to put Palin to shame

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:53 PM

90. As Stephanie Miller says

"Republicans and Science, not so much"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:23 PM

92. You don't have to be scientist to have common sense.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:26 PM

93. He may not be a scientist but....

...he IS a member of the senate science committee.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:34 PM

94. What's even more a mystery is how rubio functions without a brain. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:00 PM

98. 2 plus 2 equals.....well, who knows? I'm not a mathematician

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:23 PM

99. Just because Rubio is not "a scientist".. does that have to make

him a dumbshit?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:54 PM

100. Reads like some lines cut out of the script of "The Big Lebowski"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:09 PM

101. This isn't that bad.

At least not as bad as what some other GOPers have said.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:55 PM

103. You're also not a theologian, dude

You may not be a scientist, dude, but you're also clearly not a theologian, and no, you don't know what the Bible says. And no, 7-day creation is not really in dispute except among fundamentalist Christians (and they don't dispute it - they just believe it, against all reason, and ironically against the Bible). There are TWO entirely different creation accounts in the first chapters of Genesis (which one do you want to read literally?!). The older version, from the J source (the mythological material in Genesis 1-11 come from 2 sources, known as J and P), starts in chapter 2 verse 4 in the middle of the verse, and it tells the story of a garden in the East and God creating a man out of dust and later on a woman from the man, and how these humans lost their innocence and immortality and left the Garden (a story rich in meaning and similar in symbolism with many other Ancient Near Eastern myths). (The reason the story starts in the middle of a verse is because the verses were added later with no awareness of the separateness of these stories.)

The younger story, from the P source, is found in the first chapter of Genesis 1 and it ends in ch. 2 verse 4. The Genesis 1 account, which tells the story of how the world was created in 6 days, was never intended by the biblical writers to be a scientific account. Apparently the ancients were more sophisticated in some ways than many modern people. The story has its origins in the Babylonian exile of the Jews, and it is based on the Babylonian myth of how the god Marduk killed the water/chaos goddess Tiamat (etymologically related to the word tehom - or "deep"/"abyss"/"waters" in the first verse of Genesis) and then created the world by splitting her body into two and creating a dome in the middle. You get the exact same image in Genesis, where the single all-powerful God of the Jews (called Elohim by the P source) split the now depersonified waters (waters being associated with chaos) into two and creating a dome (a safe space of order and fecundity) in the midst of the waters below and the waters above. (In the Noah myth this dome disappears as the fountains of the deep open and the windows of the skies are opened and the waters flood the dome - which suggests the end of creation within that worldview.) The whole Genesis 1 creation story was a monotheistic polemic against the polytheism of the Babylonians. Instead of a battle between the male warrior god and the goddess of water/chaos, in the Genesis account there is a single God who creates order from the chaos (now no longer personified in goddess form). But the basic structure of the story is the same, and it is very tightly structured, with parallels between days 1 & 4, 2 & 5, and 3 & 6 - on the first 3, a space is created, and in the last 3, the inhabitants of that space, something like this:
1 (light and sky); 4 (lights - not called sun and moon because the words were names for gods, but these moved so they were seen as living inhabitants of the sky)
2 (separated sea and sky); 5 (birds and sea creatures)
3 (land and vegetation); 6 (animals and finally humans).
(I admit I'm a bit fuzzy on the details here and I can't check now because I' have to go give my daughter her bath.)

Anyway, this is the kind of material you will find in the Catholic Study Bible. It is the accepted reading of Genesis in Catholicism and all of mainstream Protestantism (I assume Orthodoxy as well, although I can't say for sure). The only people who think that Genesis is a literal account are fundamentalists. It is just that there are so many of those in the United States.

So, Mr. Rubio, you are not a scientist, but you're also not a theologian. It is so sad that so many people miss out on the richness of these stories. They give us a glimpse into the worldview of the ancient peoples of the Middle East, as well as their theological development. They are full of wisdom and symbolism, and I love reading these texts (alongside Gilgamesh, the Qur'an, and other texts) with my students. I find it tragic that idiots in this country not only distort these beautiful old stories, but also ignore science in the process, and dumb down our kids in the process.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #103)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:33 PM

110. Thanks for this commentary

I know the Roman Catholic Church and the mainstream protestant denominations have all issued statements that they have no problem with accepting the scientific consensus on evolution.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:59 PM

104. He's certainly no rocket scientist!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:06 PM

106. The real question...

Do Rubio and normal people share a common ancestor?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:26 PM

108. Gee whiz

Here I was accepting radiometric dating as a reliable method for finding the age of rocks. I'm so happy that I need not look further than my nearest bible to know the age of the Earth. Thanks, Senator!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:42 PM

111. And "germs" is just a theory, man.

The guy is just not interested in "informing" his opinions.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:58 PM

113. It is an indictment of our society

that a fucking idiot like this is elected to our national government.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:48 PM

116. "I dont think Im qualified to answer a question like that" <---Damn right.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:45 PM

117. He's just pandering, he's a Catholic and the RCC actually considers Creationism heretical.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:58 PM

119. well, believers mostly think God gave the example of what He did to form the galaxies, not sure it's

supposed to be taken as a literal interpretation, but regardless, I think God's the ultimate scientist - but I sure don't think republicans are the best choice to represent believers! they do nothing but treat others who don't think as they do, with contempt and ridicule.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:35 PM

120. Earth was created in 7 days

now whether his brain knows that or believes that I have no idea. One either believes it (me) or you don't. It's not a mystery.

Fortunately I'm not a Christian Scientist waiting for my broken arm to heal X_X

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:58 PM

121. You're also not qualified to be a senator but that hasn't stopped you, has it? N/T

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:21 AM

122. Arrogance: "*People* may never know, because *I* don't know."

Take comfort that all people are not like you, Sen. Rubio.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:34 AM

123. Maybe we have gravity because the Earth sucks.

How could anyone know?
Why isn't there a mandatory IQ test for politicians?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:09 AM

124. They wear ignorance like a badge of honor.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:57 AM

125. Rubio to English translation:

Republicans perceive their strong suit to be the economy.

Republicans are dependent on the extreme right religious vote. However, pandering to the extreme right, religious and otherwise, may have cost Republicans seats in the House, Congress and the Oval Office. Therefore, it is prudent for Republicans to try to hold on to the extreme religious right while, at the same time, trying to remove those issues from the political arena.

So, statements like "I am not a scientist" and "I know what the Bible says" and "None of this has anything to do with GDP." would fit right in with the post 2012 Republican agenda.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:35 AM

126. He's not a leader. A leader would support science, reality. He's a follower, corrupted by power. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #126)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:39 AM

127. A **rube** is a yokel, a dimwit. We can call him RUBEio from now on.

Noun

rube (plural rubes)

A person of rural heritage; a yokel.
(pejorative) An uninformed, unsophisticated, or unintelligent person.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:42 AM

128. Wow! That's a hard veer to the Right isn't it?

It's surprising he didn't lose his center of gravity and roll over like a car would if it suddenly turned a hard 90 degrees to the right.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:20 AM

130. The dope calls himself a Catholic.

What does the Church say about it?

"The Church has deferred to scientists on matters such as the age of the earth and the authenticity of the fossil record. Papal pronouncements, along with commentaries by cardinals, have accepted the findings of scientists on the gradual appearance of life. In fact, the International Theological Commission in a July 2004 statement endorsed by Cardinal Ratzinger, then president of the Commission and head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, now Pope Benedict XVI, includes this paragraph:


According to the widely accepted scientific account, the universe erupted 15 billion years ago in an explosion called the 'Big Bang' and has been expanding and cooling ever since. Later there gradually emerged the conditions necessary for the formation of atoms, still later the condensation of galaxies and stars, and about 10 billion years later the formation of planets. In our own solar system and on earth (formed about 4.5 billion years ago), the conditions have been favorable to the emergence of life. While there is little consensus among scientists about how the origin of this first microscopic life is to be explained, there is general agreement among them that the first organism dwelt on this planet about 3.54 billion years ago. Since it has been demonstrated that all living organisms on earth are genetically related, it is virtually certain that all living organisms have descended from this first organism. Converging evidence from many studies in the physical and biological sciences furnishes mounting support for some theory of evolution to account for the development and diversification of life on earth, while controversy continues over the pace and mechanisms of evolution."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_evolution

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:24 AM

131. Yipee Marco

that's what I like, a GOP contender for 2016 to repudiate Science to play to the looney Tea Party and Evangelical base. Go for it Senator Rubio, show American, just like Romney did you don't have "the Balls" to stand up to the loonies in the GOP. We Democrats love ya for that!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:54 AM

132. He thinks scientific literacy has "nothing to do with the GDP or economic growth."

Yet being able to have elected so many officials without scientific literacy has meant that we have taken far too little action on global warming and now are spending billions of our GDP cleaning up after the devastation the resulting super storms have wrought.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:03 PM

135. He hasn't seen TROPIC THUNDER: "Never go full retard."

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:41 PM

137. Yep, He's Running for President Alright ....

He couldn't piss off the bible thumpers now could he? Needs that evangelical vote.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:43 PM

140. only in america

Europeans fail to understand the madness here

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:08 AM

143. Science is not a theology. Scientific truths, while contingent, are 'true' regardless of individual


beliefs. That's what rankles fundies, Agreement with any scientific hypothesis does not require that you come to investigation with preexisting assumptions. In fact you are doing bad science if you approach phenomena with preconceived notions. Faith and science are fundamentally incompatible.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:47 AM

144. Who knows if the sun will rise tomorrow? I'm not a weatherman

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Response to ksecus (Reply #144)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:56 PM

145. lol

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:54 PM

146. I don't understand the problem. Pebbles and Bam-Bam had pet dinosaurs. Right??

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:28 AM

147. I suspect... and I could be wrong,

that Marco Rubio accepts that evolution is an unavoidably real phenomenon, but he is just pandering to his constituents.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:22 PM

148. My father's favourite (mocking) phrase...

Don't confuse me with the facts, I've made up my mind.

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Response to rmarmion (Reply #148)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:34 PM

149. Welcome to DU!

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