by Lone SharkWell, this is rich- Senator Marco Rubio recently answered a question from GQ Magazine pertaining to his views about the “age of the earth”- a clear gotcha question that Liberals try to entrap conservatives on in hopes that they’ll provide an answer which enables disingenuous Liberals the opportunity to cast conservatives as “anti-science” or worse. Check out Rubio’s clever answer to the question-
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. – Senator Marco Rubio
Rubio’s answer is actually well thought out and displays an intellectual curiosity that you might expect would be applauded rather than ridiculed- unless of course you’re one of the 16,000+ commenters over at the Huffington Post- the clear majority of whom think Rubio is a troglodytic flat-earther for his remarks.
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For what it’s worth, the “exact” age of the earth is not set in stone, but many in the so-called “reality based” community treat the estimate as if it were an article of faith. The generally accepted age of the earth in the scientific community is approximately 4.5 Billion years- give or take 50 million years.
Hello, McFly??? The “age” of the earth is an estimate at best, and the now widely “scientifically accepted” date could in fact be well off the mark- by tens of millions of years, at minimum- talk about scientific hubris.
As a matter of fact, 100 years ago the “correct” answer to the question of “how old is the earth” was between 20-400 million years. Who’s to say what the “correct” answer will be 100 years from now? You have to love these so-called sticklers of “science” who love ridiculing thoughtful answers and genuinely intellectually curious people who refuse to kneel at their altar of “conventional wisdom”- much in the same manner that many of the truly great scientists did in the past.
You’ve got to appreciate the irony of those on the Left who deride Rubio for “dodging a basic science question” and yet fail to come to terms with an actual math question that’s much more readily verifiable- that of dealing with a $16,000,000,000,000 dollar debt and trillion dollar annual deficits that don’t require a “consensus” to acknowledge.
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