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Reverend Rubio? The Media Begins Its Attack on Marco Rubio

Science Avenger Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 2:42 PM
"these types of questions ...are used to try to caricature conservatives as extremists." Yes, they are, in the same way asking a Klansman whether he'd hire a black man does. If a person holds extreme views, there's nothing wrong with asking questions that expose that (ditto for democrats). Don't want to look like an ignorant extremist? Then stop answering in a way that panders to ignorant extremists on an uncontroversial scientific question. Stop pretending scientific questions are theological questions. Stop promoting scientific ignorance. If you answer like an ignorant fool, you can't complain about being painted as an ignorant fool.
annfan_777 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:16 PM
Your moronic comparison of Rubio to a Klansman is disgusting. Crawl back in your hole.

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...