Thursday, November 22, 2012

Marco Rubio receiving flak for his creationism comment

Marco Rubio was asked a question during a CQ Magazine interview:
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.
Kind of a weird question to ask Rubio when you look at entire context of the interview. There is NO DOUBT in my mind that it was thrown out as a kind of a gotcha question by the interviewer hoping on his part that it would create controversy for this potential 2016 Presidential candidate.

Rubio did his best to please both the religious and scientific views of how we got here.

As to my own answer as to how old the earth is...."God Only Knows".

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Katrina L. Lantz said...

A very diplomatic and truthful answer. The funny thing is that some people don't agree that parents should be able to teach their children their religious views of scientific questions. Ridiculously, we're supposed to buy a Big "consensus" Science answer to everything, despite emerging evidence that contradicts the current theories. What happened to scientific method? It's been replaced by peer review. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of astronomic physics. Turns out the old models are all wrong and plasma physicists have the measurable, scale-able (able to be replicated in a lab) facts about our electric universe. This changes everything.

Sure it's still a debate. The problem is all the people out there who aren't willing to take another look. Flat earth society? They need to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

Dave said...


I'm into physics and cosmology, but found your above statement cryptic. You're right about the paradigm shifts that keep occurring in science.....just c.f., The Structure of Scientific Revolution.....but, unless God has a dark sense of humor, the Earth is more than 4 billion years old.