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Reverend Rubio? The Media Begins Its Attack on Marco Rubio

Science Avenger Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:37 PM
Rubio's answer was moronic, both because it is not a question about theology, nor was it a question about the age of the universe. An excellent answer would have been "I'm not a scientist, but those who are, from many independent disciplines, say the earth is 4.5B years old, and there is no good reason to doubt them." He knows this of course, but also knows his electoral prospects depend on wooing those who reject this reality, either due to ignorance, or religious motives, or both.
annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:17 PM
The question was irrelevant, and only asked as a "gotcha" question - it had nothing to do with any campaign for public office.
catcaul Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:33 PM
Mr. Rubio could crush these interviewers if he keeps his Bible in hand to read the direct word of God as answers to these satanic questions. The godless communists are required,on pain of death, to carry small copies of Marx or Mao to spout "teachings" on command. Why shouldn't our leaders carry Bible's as a weapon against the secularists.

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

In a recent interview, Senator Marco Rubio, effectively the Republican front-runner for 2016, was asked, “How old do you think the Earth is?”

It’s a question of utter irrelevance to the country’s status and whether Marco Rubio would be a good president. Rubio’s answer was excellent: “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...