Marco Rubio Knows the Earth Is 4.5 Billion Years Old, Thank You Very Much

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A few weeks ago, Marco Rubio was asked by GQ how old he thought the Earth was in one of them uppity gotcha questions the lamestream media love to throw at Republicans.

Rubio's answer was, "I'm not a scientist, man." Then he rambled on about how the age of the Earth was a furtive mystery that has eluded man for centuries and can't be pinned down by no scientists.

"At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created," he said. "And I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all."

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Today, Rubio sat down with Politico's Mike Allen at a Playbook breakfast and told him that, yes, he knows that the Earth is, in fact, 4.5 billion years old and that the whole multiple theories theory was really just a reference "to a theological debate."

"There is no scientific debate on the age of the Earth," Rubio told Allen. "It's established pretty definitively; it's at least 4.5 billion years old."

But just like Rubio is no scientist, man. He's also no theologian, bro.

"I'm not a theologian either," he said. "To the extent that there is any kind of debate about the age of the Earth scientifically, I'm not in a position really to mediate that. But on the theological debate, the theological debate is how do you reconcile what science has established with what you may think your faith teaches."

Rubio said that he still believes God created the universe, even if the Earth isn't actually 6,000 years old. But, according to Rubes, it's possible to believe in creationism as well as science.

"Science has given us insight into when he did it and how he did it," he said. "The more science learns, the more I'm convinced that God is real."

The more I tell myself this doughnut is broccoli, the more I want to shove a dozen of them into my face.

Rubio reiterated that he believes that homosexuality is a sin, because science has never delved into that issue.

He also took all the Godscience talk to remind everyone of his opposition to abortion rights.

"I wish there were more folks in this town who are deeply committed to science and the belief in science [and] would not ignore that scientific fact," he said. "They're pretty brave about saying the age of the Earth, but they don't want to say when life begins?"

So, to recap the age of the Earth is one of the great mysteries except that it's definitively 4.5 billion years old, and that many theories should be taught, even though science is good because it proves that God is real, and it's OK to not believe in science all the way, except for when science says that you're a baby killer if you support abortion rights.

Everyone got it now?

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KennyPowersII topcommenter

Typical of Marco Rubio. Now he is pandering to the intelligent folk.

winsomelosesome topcommenter

Can't wait can you?  Did you even listen to what Mike Allen had to say about the interview? You will take everything he says, for the next four years, and put your Head Up Your Ass spin on it.  Gee, I guess people can't have different views on abortion, even though the country is TOTALLY DIVIDED on the issue.  But, what the hell, let's take cheap shots at ol' Marco and praise the Demo left wing loon Wasserman-Shultz 


I've worked for NASA, I'm fluent in the intimate details of quantum mechanics, and can work the arithmetic of high-energy particle physics.

So tell me Mr. Politician ... exactly what scientific breakthroughs make you believe a gawd exists?

The one where dinosaurs are 6,000 years old?

Or a snake that can talk?

Or a chemical process that can turn complex carbohydrates into a fish?

Or liquid water dense enough that allows a human to walk upon it...

Do tell.  I'm all ears.


Ultimately it isn't important what Rubio thinks about the age of the earth, it only matters if he legislates in a way that allows people to teach unscientific theories in our schools. I think he (probably) really believes the earth isn't 6,000 or 10,000 years old or whatever, but regarding his legislation, I'm not so sure.

riverrat69 topcommenter

Trying not to look stupid, while proving you are stupid.    Republicans, the 'party of stupid'

riverrat69 topcommenter

@winsomelosesome In Marco's words...

"You're definitely not a scientist". But you are an ignorant frightwingnut.

chrisjoseph13 writer

@FatHand Agreed. Though I'm not sure he'd legislate creationism in schools (benefit of the doubt and all that). It's more the outright pandering to the Dumb with the original question he was asked that wows me. 

winsomelosesome topcommenter


Ever been in a fight or an argument and someone on the side is always chiming in?  That's you, fart brain

riverrat69 topcommenter

@winsomelosesome My my, wingnut. You sound just like your loser butt buddy, Asshole Allen West. His ego strioking fell so flat he lost. Four more years of teabag tears.

winsomelosesome topcommenter


Point?  When did we start making points here?  All I've observed here is name calling and useless, senseless challenges.  Lot's of people writing...not so many reading or trying to understand. Lots of chest puffing, ego stroking, and attempts at cleverness (which inevetably fall flat).

Very much like the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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