Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Florida Senator Marco Rubio Refuses to Comment on How Old the Earth Is

Wants to Keep the Option of 7,000 Years Open

Conservatives supposedly learned their lesson in the 2012 campaign, mainly, stop with the crazy stuff.  Stop saying women could not get pregnant from rape, or that if they did it was God’s will.  Stop saying making contraception available is doing the devil’s work.  Stop saying really stupid stuff.

Apparently Florida Senator Marco Rubio did not get the memo.  A rabid Conservative, Mr. Rubio has waited all of one week to get his Presidential campaign up and going, and is already visiting in Iowa.  But to win the Republican nomination Mr. Rubio has to appeal to the crazies in his party, the one’s who believe that the Flintstone’s is a True Life Adventure Series.

So when asked about the age of the earth Mr. Rubio decided he could not answer that question.

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.

Actually Senator the age of the Earth is not one of the great mysteries, and despite what your Bible says it was not created in 7 days about 7,000 years ago. 

Look Marco, we understand you have to appeal to the lunatic fringe of your party, but in the spirit of bi-partisanship and as a welcoming gift to the 2016 election, here’s some advice.  You are not going to be taken seriously as a Presidential candidate if  you cannot believe in basic science, really you are not.  So think about it the next time you are asked if water moccasins live in Florida because Noah saved them from the flood.  Think about it, water moccasins can swim, why would Noah have needed to save them? 


  1. Meanwhile, Bobby Jindal has said that the Republicans must stop being the stupid party.

    I wonder if this is all a distant preview for Jindal and Rubio offering competing visions of the future of the Republican Party in the 2016 primaries. Of course, Jindal is as ultra-conservative as Rubio, it's just that Jindal packages himself very differently.

  2. "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."

    Reminds me of this Deep Thought:

    Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.