Rubio ignites debate with answer about creationism

Marco Rubio is being widely touted as a potential 2016 Presidential candidate. Naturally, he’s getting a head start on shoving his head someplace dark and pretending the world just might be 6,000 years old.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempted to walk the line between science and faith-based creationism in remarks that that have provoked the ire of liberal blogs, leaving the door open to creationism in responding to a recent question about the age of the Earth.

When GQ’s Michal Hainey asked Rubio, in an interview released Monday, “How old do you think the Earth is,” the rising Republican star described the debate about the planet’s age as “one of the great mysteries.”

“I’m not a scientist, man,” Rubio told the interviewer. “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.”

“Whether the Earth was created in seven days, or seven actual eras,” Rubio continued, “I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.”

Note how Rubio jumps from the painfully obvious assertion that he’s “not a scientist” to declaring that the age of the planet is not a matter for scientists, but “a dispute among theologians”.

A clever trick, no? He has not merely pandered to Creationists, but has declared that scientists can’t even know the age of the planet; only theologians can figure that out!

I can only wonder what other grand pronouncements we can expect from Rubio in the next four years.

Will he jump on the “legitimate rape” bandwagon?

Decide that “when life begins” has nothing to do with science, but some Bible verse?

Determine that the sun really does orbit Earth?

Find Mary on his morning toast?

One Response to Rubio ignites debate with answer about creationism

  1. While the ‘godless’ USSR existed, ‘Mer’kans at least had to pay lip-service to Science, if only to win the “arms race.” Now that the Soviet Union has reverted to being a capitalist rival and has blundered off into a comparable religious obscurantism, USans can head back into the mental universe of the last few millennia BCE … with nuclear weapons. I only hope some of us survive!

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