Skip to comments.Dinosaurs and Denial
Posted on 12/08/2012 6:44:00 PM PST by posterchild
Finally, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida a Tea Party darling and possible 2016 presidential candidate admits that dinosaurs and humans didnt co-exist.
Last month, when GQ asked Rubio how old do you think the Earth is? he stammered through an answer.
Im not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says. I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think thats a dispute amongst theologians. He continued, Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, Im not sure well ever be able to answer that. Its one of the great mysteries.
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If it weren’t for shallow stereotypes and racial profiles, the NYT wouldn’t know what to talk about.
This asshat’s name fits him perfectly.
They do have some excellent coverage of business, travel, and technology, but they have their share of culturally clueless bloviators.
Prolonged period of high unemployment?
Forget all that stuff! It doesn’t matter!!! We’re here to talk about the important stuff ... like dinosaurs!
Looks like the liberals are already scared of Rubio; the smears begin.
Folks who feel the need to shout down Creationists should examine their own motives very carefully. They are close to becoming the same kind of rigid, close-minded thugs that they claim their opponents are.
He must be over the target.
As Rush said a week or two ago the question (which always seem out of place and especially contrived) was meant specifically as fodder for effluent like this.
Gee... if the NYT is so smart... then they can publish their opinion of when, how, & how long the earth has been in existence.
They could at least print Obama’s answer to the same question.
Some scientists say that birds are living dinosaurs...so people and dinosaurs have co-existed.
Throw the question back at them. Make them expose their position.
It may seem like an irrelevant question but it isn’t. I would not vote for someone who explicitly stated that they believe the Earth was created in 6 literal days. They are too irrational in my opinion to hold office and vote on laws effecting everyone’s lives. If a private citizen believed that, that’s fine. I don’t have to deal with them.
Many people are what I call culturally religious. They go to church regularly but when it comes to believing every doctrine that is preached in church they don’t really believe in much of it. So I might vote for them if the alternative was a disaster waiting to happen like Obama. After all I voted for Romney but I don’t know how much of the Mormon doctrine he truly believes. If I knew he really believed half of it I would have had a much harder time voting for him. For me, it is troubling that Senator Rubio hemmed and hawed about answering that question because it tells me he might believe or at the very least he hasn’t given the subject much thought.
What’s it matter? It is what it is. What a person believes about when and how the earth was created won’t change the facts.
As I said it matters, at least to me as a voter, because it goes to their rationality. Someone who believes that the Earth was created in 6 literal days is too irrational to be trusted to vote on my behalf. A politician is campaigning for everyones’ vote and not just fundamentalist Christians.
They would never ask Obama a question like that, unless Obama had the question in advance. NYT would be worried that he might answer, "Oh, probably 5 or 6oo years". Remember the "57 states"?
They did though the answer might have been translated from the original Austrian.
I’d be happy to see journalists start with simple questions like ‘do you believe in the philosophy behind the laffer curve’, or perhaps ‘what are your thoughts on the current relevance of the 10th amendment.’
Me too but I think the question of the age of the Earth is fair even if there are more important things to discuss. What do you think of Marxism would be good one to start out with also.
Give the straight answers, not play around the words in fear of the nuts. Show some leadership. I think creationists are same as liberals — living in a make believe fantasy land and feeling offended when somebody pops their bubble.
If they want a REAL bizarre answer to that question, ask ANY muslim cleric.
He’ll tell you that allah made the earth out of a big blood clot and then Adam, no, Abraham...no wait! Mohammed built the kaaba as the next order of bizness.
I am not making this up.
Here we go - I’ve been wondering how the left was going to delegitimize a man as attractive and well-spoken as Rubio before 2016, and this looks like the start - jump on every careless or provocative statement he makes (you know - things like “57 states” or “vote for revenge”) to make him sound ignorant or out-of-touch - after four years of such relentless demonization 83% of the public will believe he can’t tie his own shoe laces in the morning......
I do not get the Rubio bandwagon...the man was born to Cuban citizens living in the US, both of whom only became naturalized only when he was a about 4 years old
Does obama’s trashing the Constitution’s natural born citizen requirment make it OK for any anchor baby to run as President?
Is Charles Blow a paleontologist? Has he done original research into this? How does he claim to know how old the earth is?
He relies on Authority, same as a Biblical literalist. Make him admit it!
The only thing Charles is Blowing is hot air out of the wrong end. Rubio should have been ready for the gottcha moment.
“For me, it is troubling that Senator Rubio hemmed and hawed about answering that question because it tells me he might believe or at the very least he hasnt given the subject much thought.”
No, he was walking a tight rope between not wanting to offend the evangelicals and creationists, who make up a decent chunk of the conservative base, and being ridiculed by the rest of the world if he said the earth was 6000 years old. So he chose to stammer.
But that ain’t going to work long term. As with the abortion issue, the left has learned how to exploit inconsistencies between science and the belief systems of some conservatives, so whoever is going to run for national office better pick one side or the other and be consistent and confident about it. I would recommend they pick the scientific answer. Even the pope eventually agreed with Galileo.
We lost two slam dunk senate seats because of stupid answers to these type of issues. Don’t think for a minute the dems are going to forget it.
“Throw the question back at them. Make them expose their position.”
Naaa, They would just reply, “According to St. (Carl) Sagan 1:1, the earth is Billions & Billions of years old”. (Not to be confused with St. (Harry) Reid 5:17, “Trillions & Trillions”.
After all this is the NYT.
But, then you just smile and reply “Well, there you go. If you already knew, why’d you ask?” and leave them with a non-answer.
I've known a number of Democrats who believe in the recent earth theory. I think the Dem elites would be shocked to know how many of their constituents i.e. Obamatons are creationists.
You have a point! (Actually, I’m for deflecting the landmine questions, turning them around and using the interviewer’s answers to nail down their position—and bias—something which lets everyone know what the interviewer is pushing.)
I have no problem with the earth being only as old as the Bible says. The One who wrote the Bible invented Time and gets to define it in all respects.
I wonder what evolved first; the penis or the vagina???
I would not vote for someone who would NOT deny that they believe their religion teaches that they would be a GOD someday. They are too timid IMHO to hold office and vote on laws effecting everyones lives.
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A lotof Christians voted for Romney but it indicates to me that they:
1. Don't know what MORMONism teachs
2. Don't CARE what MORMONism teachs
3. Don't KNOW what the BIBLE teaches
4. Don't CARE what the BIBLE teaches.
Romney has lived and breathed mormonism his entire life, he could never have received the Temple Recommend without doing so, not to mention become a Mormon Bishop and Stake President. He swallows all of it, whole hog and you think being a "New Earth creationist" is too weird in a candidate to vote for?