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Rubio on how old the Earth is: 'I'm not a scientist, man'



Sen. Marco Rubio is interviewed in the latest GQ and is asked about rap music his best friend (wife, followed by Sen. Jim DeMint) and other topics, including, "How old do you think the Earth is?"

"I'm not a scientist, man," Rubio replied. "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."

The full interview here.

[Last modified: Monday, November 19, 2012 11:07pm]


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