Marco Rubio: Actual Age Of Earth Is 'One Of The Great Mysteries'
"I'm not a scientist, man."
Rubio, you douchebag, it's fine if you're not a scientist; however, it's not fine to deny science just to start your 2016 presidential campaign and please the Christian fundamentalists.
The world didn't begin with the bible schmible bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/20/2012|
Could Rubio be any more transparent so as to not offend the fundies?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/19/2012|
I wonder whether he believes the nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/19/2012|
Nothing like willful ignorance and Rhe Republican Party
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/19/2012|
Everyone with a brain knows the age of the Earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/19/2012|
Amazing, Rubio can say that with a straight face and he's not even blonde. But he is a pandering motherfucker.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/19/2012|
He's pandering, clearly. He's catholic. If nothing else, the catholic church has at least acknowledged evolution.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/19/2012|
I know he's a fundie dumbass, but there's a surprising interesting/good book called The Man Who Found Time, based on geologist James Hutton, the man who first calculated the age of the earth. It was kind of mind-blowing at the time and the Christians were none too please because he obviously calculated an age much older than the 6000 year standard most people believed at the time. Billions of years older. Honestly, all of you go read it now.
The Man Who Found Time
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/19/2012|
This moron is a member of the Committee on Commerce, SCIENCE, and Transportation.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/19/2012|
This pathetic show pony is so transparent you can see his lunch turn into shit through his form-fitting suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/19/2012|
Rubio's lack of a functioning brain is another one of the great mysteries.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/19/2012|
How did man co-exist with the dinosaurs? It would've been terrifying back then not knowing what monster was lurking right around the corner to eat you? I'm glad I didn't live back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/19/2012|
Marco is not very good with time. That is why he thought his parents fled Cuba because of Castro, when in fact they left several years before Castro came to power.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/19/2012|
Could we ever have a politician who has a shred of honesty, especially these friggin Repugs who turn stupid, bigoted, nonsensical or just plain liars when it comes to any of these social issues or religious crap?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/20/2012|
With Rubio AND Akin both on the Committee on Commerce, SCIENCE, and Transportation it's no wonder the US is falling behind on technology. Corporations only fund R&D for immediate concerns leaving the long term research for the Feds.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/20/2012|
A political party that denies science to pander to their base.
Be proud, GOPers!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/20/2012|
"People will vote for him on here because he's hot."
Um, no. People here used to slobber over Scott Brown but he lost big time.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/20/2012|
He's not hot besides. He looks like a Cuban Baby Huey.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/20/2012|
Isn't Rubio the guy who was raised Mormon, then became Catholic, but attended a Baptist Church? No wonder he's confused.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/20/2012|
It isn't that difficult a concept to say that evidence points to more than millions, billions of years, but my faith allows for the creation of an old Earth. He did sort of go for that SEVEN AGES thing as a cop out.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/20/2012|
Polititians and their little eggshell dance. So transparent it's almost entertaining.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/20/2012|
When Sen. Rubio was a child, his family moved to Las Vegas and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So why do we only hear about Romney when political talk turns to prominent Mormons? Because Rubio’s family left the Church just three years later and eventually returned to Catholicism when he was 11 years old.
However, Rubio wasn’t done sampling faiths, according to his own memoir. He currently attends both Catholic mass in Washington and a Southern Baptist megachurch in South Florida.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/20/2012|
Those SBC megachurches really turn out the voters. We have four of them here and a huge Evangelical Presbyterian and all of the local politicos belong to one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/20/2012|
The SBC megachurches are churches in the same way gulags were simply educational institutions.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/20/2012|
They just won't learn.
Just keep it up GOP...... Get as fucking stupid and backwards as you can. Why stop at the earth's age. Why not say the earth is flat.... that the sun revolves around the earth... Both of these things espoused by the church at one time.
We'll have 9 liberal judges on the Supreme Court for the next 30 years the way this is going!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/20/2012|
I'm delighted that this is perhaps the most prominent Republican presidential hopeful. Imagine a debate where Gillibrand says "You do not know the age of the Earth and yet you feel qualified to be running for the highest office in the land."
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/20/2012|
Admittedly my blond hair is showing, but on what basis do fundies think that the Earth isn't that old? Obviously there are gaps of time in the Bible. Even if you take it fairly literally, how did all of those people go out and multiply so quickly? Must have taken a little while for The Grand Canyon to develop as well. Why does it make that much of a difference to fundies anyway? What scientific proof exists to educate the ignorant?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/20/2012|
Rubio, you douchebag. I'm no scientist, either man. But you don't have to be a scientist to believe in rough estimates of the earth's age as determined scientist based on hard evidence...unless of course you're pandering to the religious nutcases who want to deny everything scientific.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/20/2012|
[quote]"I'm not a scientist, man."
"I'm not a high school graduate, man."
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