All things to all people, is the cynical view of our politicians. Sometimes they try however to be everything at the same time.
Senator Marco Rubio was asked how old the earth is. Roughly 4.5 billon years is the best determination by science at present. 6,000 years or so for young earth creationists. How does he tread the line?
I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow.
I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all.
I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.
This man represents you, America, in the senate. Science education matters. Not just for the children of today, but for those making decisions in the legislator, sitting on the science committee as Sen Rubio does, and those voting for them.
Our economic future depends on a scientific base that flourishes in research and development and not held back by stories of mythology.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog