Marco Rubio's Earth Answer Was a Head Scratcher, Says Jeb Bush Jr.

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Jeb Bush's son Jeb Bush Jr. appeared on CNN yesterday to answer the typical CNN-y type questions about why the Republicans are a sad, sad party to which blacks and Latinos were invited but got the Oh, I'd love to but I got a thing answer at the polls.

But the interview got interesting when Bush Jr. was asked about Marco Rubio and his telling GQ that he's no scientist so don't ask him questions that kids usually learn about in the fourth grade.

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Bush Jr., who is cofounder and chairman of SunPAC, a political action committee that looks to attract young Floridian Hispanics, called the questions strange but also admitted that Rubio gave a "kind of a head-scratching type of answer."

"It was a strange question, and I guess kind of a head-scratching type of answer. But again, going back to the Republican Party and how we kind of shape the tone, we gotta be a pro-science and pro-technology party. I think Rubio is just that. But we also can't forget about our traditional values, things like faith and family... But, yeah, kind of a strange response, I guess."

Bush Jr. seems like a smart fella. He didn't want to make waves, so he prefaced admitting that Rubio's answer was weird by saying the question was equally weird.

Yeah, man. Questions that determine a political figure's level of elementary intelligence is just so off the wall! Damned lamestream media and their GOTCHA questions!

Well-played, Bush Youngling.

However, he's still a Bush, as he showed at the end of the interview when asked if his father is going to run for president in 2016.

Bush Jr. gave a decidedly Bushian answer:

"I don't know, no comment. I certainly hope so."

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winsomelosesome topcommenter

Funny.  Mark Halperin was talking about you (well, not specifically you) on Morning Joe this morning.  He said the Democrat technique of demonizing the opposition worked so well on Romney and defined him early, that they are taking every opportunity to do it now.  Even if it's 4 years in advance.  Jump on whomever the potential candidate is and paint him as negatively as possible.  So, kudos from the Demo machine.............Good Job Chris.

smdrpepper topcommenter

PLEASE no more Bush...we have suffered enough through two of them, although the first was not nearly as bad as the second.

ChazStevensGenius topcommenter

Now, Marco Rubio’s Republican colleague Representative Paul Broun, who sits on the House Committee on Science and Technology, recently stated that it was his belief that the Universe is only 9,000 years old.  

So when I got to thinking... The world is only 9,000 years old...  Who cares?  Does it  really matter what Rubio thinks here, because it doesn't effect our economy.

Allow me to retort.

1. First, let's begin by discussing calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions, or CAIs.  These substances are the oldest known materials in our solar systems (approximately 4,567,350 years old). They were formed out of the proto-planet accretion disk. 

4,567,350 years old, +/- 28,000 years that is.

2. And how do we know CAIs are about 4.5B years old? Why it's thru the decay of radioactive material - measuring how much a radioactive substance has decayed.  Now, if the world is only 9,000 years old, then our understanding about decay rates is way off -- posing an immediate danger to our country's nuclear power plant.  AKA we could experience a meltdown at any moment. Or perhaps unexpected detonation of our nuclear weapons, frying Aunt Jenny who's undergoing some nuclear medicine treatment.

Suffice it to say, any of these circumstances would have a profound economic impact. Therefore, if the Earth is really 9,000 years old, we need to immediately shut down our nuclear power plants and scrub our ICBMs, until we get a better handle of the decay rates.

3. My former colleagues recently discovered a galaxy over 13 billion light years away from Earth. That is, at its distance, it took the light from the Galaxy over 13 billion years to reach us.

Well, if Broun is right and physicists are wrong, then we have a real problem. Virtually all modern technology relies on optics in some way, shape or form. And in the science of optics, the fact that the speed of light is constant in a vacuum is taken for granted. But the speed of light must not be constant if the universe is only 9,000 years old. It must be capable of being much, much faster. That means that the fundamental physics underlying the Internet, DVDs, laser surgery, and many many more critical parts of the economy are based on bad science. The consequences of that could be drastic, given our dependence on optics for our economic growth. 

But what do I know? I only worked for NASA.

smdrpepper topcommenter

@ChazStevensGenius Your my hero.  This is why I cannot stand creationists.  They claim they are a valid "science" yet their whole idea boils down to "god done it" and ignore the mountains of evidence that exists and is continuously found.

All I am saying is I demand a better class of politician.  Like Neil deGrasse Tyson said, it is time to get the lawyers and businessman out of politics and get some scientists, engineers, and teachers in office.  We NEED intelligent people working for us and not these uber religious quacks who would deny anything that goes against their little book of mythology.  THATS the way we fix this country, by embracing science not denying it.

ChazStevensGenius topcommenter

Make that 4,567,350,000 years old...  +/- 28,000 years.

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