Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rubio Unsure If Earth "Created In 7 Days Or 7 Eras"

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) must have known he was heading into potential peril in Republican circles when a GQ Magazine interviewer asked him the age of the Earth. Despite the scientific consensus that the planet is 4.54 billion years old, Rubio veered toward creationism when he referred to "what the Bible says" and "multiple theories," all of which should be taught:

GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

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.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

I don't even know why I feel compelled to respond. I don't know any worthy theologian who doesn't believe that the biblical "day", is nothing more than a metaphor. The bible is not an accurate historical document; nor was it ever meant to be such. It is a vehicle for which to deliver ethical and moral messages. A timeline is needed, so the writers created "biblical days" to mimic geolocal and evolutionary history.

Why am I writing something that almost every child understands?

Jeff Tone said...

I wish there were more adults who understood this. Republican Representative Paul Broun of Georgia stated that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” He is on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.