Non-scientist Marco Rubio has no idea how old the planet is11/20/2012
Republican Marco Rubio is widely expected to run for president in 2016, and he's fully aware that not all of his party's base is totally down with geology — or any science that puts the age of the Earth at more than 6000 years old. He, and other Republican leaders, are also grappling with the fact that the base isn't enough to win the presidency. So, when asked by GQ magazine to state the age of the planet — a litmus test for science-versus-theology beliefs — Rubio hedged, just short of sticking his fingers in his ears when he heard the question: "I'm not a scientist, man. ... I'm not a scientist." If he ignores it, does the cultural gap just go away? [Source]
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