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November 20, 2012


How Rubio Should Have Answered That Question

After watching Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) fell into the trap laid nicely by a reporter asking him about the age of the Earth, Marc Ambinder notes the answer is not a "mystery" as Rubio claimed. The Earth is "about 4.5 billion years old, give or take a few million."

Nonetheless, "there's a way for Christian conservatives who believe in the literal (or proximately literal) truth of the Bible to answer the question without denying science. Denying science is not just a position; it is fundamentally a denial of modernity, which is why it is so, well, stupid, to the ears of elites, and even to the ears of folks who just know that geology isn't a just-so story."

Matt Lewis: This was a problem Rubio could have easily avoided.














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