“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 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.”
Sen. Marco Rubio • Answering a direct question on the Earth’s age during an interview with GQ’s Michael Hainey. We don’t expect the Senator’s comments to make my headlines on their own; however, the overall tone of the piece certainly seemed to have the air of a man testing the political waters for a spot on the Republican ticket in 2016. Then again, maybe we’re just overanalyzing. Thoughts? source (via shortformblog)
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- everynne said: Rubio is a definite strong candidate for 2016. Hispanic, young, has the potential to grab celebrity status with young voters. He’s a step forward in the evolution of the GOP. Here’s to hoping he doesn’t try to pander to the hardcore evangelists.
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- this-extra-life said: He’s a fool who denies scientifically proven truth and should be therefore ineligible to hold office.
- rachelcstella said: Good for him. This stuff shouldn’t matter when it comes to holding office.
- bradjshannon said: Agree :C
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- dagdammit said: People having an opportunity to tech them all does not mean schools being obligated to teach them all.
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- swagandpassion said: isn’t the answer related to carbon dating and whatnot? he did the base political answer by not directly answering the question
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