Huh. It seems that President Obama agrees with Senator Rubio (R-Fla.).

Y’all just don’t get Obama’s nuance-y nuance! Ah, double standards. You see, recently, Senator Rubio was interviewed by GQ magazine and they asked him “how old do you think the earth is?” Gee, wonder why they asked him that? Here is Rubio’s response:

GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: 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.

Of course, that was cause for outrageous outrage and mocking by the Left, including the lapdogs in the media.

But, wait.

What’s that? Oh, President Obama said the same thing.

More from Slate, via Ace of Spades HQ:

Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say?

A: What I’ve said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days as we understand it … it may not be 24-hour days, and that’s what I believe. I know there’s always a debate between those who read the Bible literally and those who don’t, and I think it’s a legitimate debate within the Christian community of which I’m a part. My belief is that the story that the Bible tells about God creating this magnificent Earth on which we live—that is essentially true, that is fundamentally true. Now, whether it happened exactly as we might understand it reading the text of the Bible: That, I don’t presume to know.

But … but, that’s not the same! Because, shut up. Also, historic and stuff. Twitter users rightly call out this disgraceful, yet predictable, double standard. What about his gaaaaafes?!?

Heh. Another great mystery!

Obama has yet to “evolve,” huh?

These Twitter users bring it all home.

Stop with the pesky truth, Twitter users!

Zing!

  • radjahshelduck

    I for one would like to see President Obama take a general science test. Nothing fancy, just questions like “What do herpetologists study?” and “Name the three categories of rocks recognized by geologists.” I’ll bet he would not do well.

    • John Sheppard

      igneous, plutonic, sedimentary…DOH! Just check it and plutonic was actually metamorphic. Also, besides the obvious answer for humor value of herpetologists, I had no idea what that one was. I took astronomy, what can I say :)

      • radjahshelduck

        Oh, and here’s a third science question for Obama. “Mr. President, if I farted in your face for being a socialist ninny, what is the name of the gas that would come out of my butthole and infuse your visage?”

        • John Sheppard

          :)

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          He’d answer, “Natural gas?” Ohhhh I’m sorry, Preezy, we were looking for Methane since natural gas is a combination of Methane and other gases. Thank you for playing!

          • Timothy Noonan

            Well human flatulence is a combination of methane and other gases, nitrogen mostly, thus natural gas would be correct.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            I guess you’d know since Liberals are full of it. 😛

          • Timothy Noonan

            And you can enjoy the fragrance of it for many years to come.

          • Elena0412

            Thank heaven for google.

          • Timothy Noonan

            I’ll thank the education I received.

          • Elena0412

            Of course you did. A few minutes ago.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Ha! Ha! That is hilarious. I understand that you would believe that after what I just posted on here. America is doomed if you call that an education. That is not hilarious.

        • RightThinking1

          I know! I know!
          Greenhouse Gas.

        • http://profiles.google.com/dutra123123 Joe Dutra

          I laughed.

        • RightThinking1

          Chanel No. 2 ?

    • digitalPimple

      Science? I would be happy to see him pass a home ec class with a focus on budgeting.
      High School level.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.brown.7543 Cameron Brown

        He’s argue with Dave Ramsey’s 5th grade math used to create a budget. He’d look for the income line “raise debt limit”

    • digitalPimple

      Science? I would be happy to see him pass a home ec class with a focus on budgeting.
      High School level.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      I had to look up herpetologist. I knew it had nothing to do with herpes though.
      FYI, I took Marine Biology in school.

      • RightThinking1

        How about a go at Horology?

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          That might help my problem of always being late for everything. 😀

          • RightThinking1

            Ha! I have a built-in excuse. My dad always said that my mother was 20 minutes late to their wedding…, and never caught up. I figure that derivatively, I was born 20 mins. late, and thus it is quite beyond my ability to be on time…, it’s not my fault, I was born with a 20 minute deficit.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Hehe, I hear you! My mother always told me the only time I was ever early for anything, was when I was born, lol.

    • $30423294

      Very good. How about an off-the-cuff question in an interview: by the way, Mr. President, if someone were to estimate the age of the universe, what method would they use? Just in general, what’s the basic idea behind how that could be measured? Anything? Bueller?

      This question would confound not only the president, but the majority of those who consider themselves enlightened on the left.

    • Jerry J Brown

      herpetologists study herpes? And geologists study rocks, pebbles and stones?

    • zzx375

      Where would one find that thing known as the Krebs Cycle?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      There’s a whole branch of science that studies herpes? Wow.

  • Timothy Noonan

    “Mr Rubio may not be a scientist himself, but the science is readily accessible, much like the economics he uses to opine on the economy, despite not being an economist (only the science is a bit more reliable). He sits on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee…” http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/11/religion-v-science

    Seems too many Americans, politicians especially, won’t put to rest the completely wrong beliefs written in the bible regarding the creation of the universe, Earth, and it’s inhabitants.

    • fortunamajor

      Wait a minute! Scientists come out all the time and CHANGE the earth’s age. So, were they right then or now?
      Rubio has every right to believe what he wants to and he has a right to his opinion. No one should criticize him for it. He is a Christian which means he believes in the story of Genesis. Why are you putting human thought to God’s wisdom?

      • Timothy Noonan

        He has every right to his opinion and I, and anyone else, have every right to critique his opinion. The story of Genesis is just that, a nice little story to explain how everything got here when our ancestors had no idea how it happened. Now we know and need to move from Genesis as a credible document.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          yes you say we have the right to our opinion and then you say what we believe is wrong. What the heck? I guess only you have a right. ooo sorry. One thing never brought up by people who diss the Bible though: History can prove some of the Bibles stories. Now prove your theory… better yet shut up and leave people alone.

          • Timothy Noonan

            That is what a critique is, now isn’t it? My opinion on someone else’s opinion. You liked Rubio’s waffling opinion, great. I say he is flat out wrong. Like it or dislike it.

            A little lesson about theories, you never set out to prove them. You test the null hypothesis and accept or reject it. If you reject your null, then your alternate hypothesis is true. This is the case for measurable observations. Biblical beliefs are not measurable and thus are not theories. Nice little stories that make for great movies.

            Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy all that science has given you, starting with the computer you are typing on.

          • Gallatin

            God created man. God gave man the ability to be scientific, therefore God created the computer that you are using. You have a happy and BLESSED Thanksgiving.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Okay then, and by your logic, god created man, gave man scientific ability, therefore god created abortion. Have nice day my friend.

          • Gallatin

            I’m not your friend.

          • Gallatin

            I have no problem with that logic, God gave man the ability to choose evil as well. Now you have a nice day.

          • Timothy Noonan

            God created everything and, thus, he created evil. Since god created evil, evil must be good since god is good. Check and mate my friend.

          • Gallatin

            God created everything and, thus, he created evil. Since god created
            evil, evil must be good since god is good. Check and mate my friend.

            You lost me at check and mate.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Lost? More denial. The holy rollers want to give god all this credit for the good things in life but fail to realize if this god so damn glorious and he created EVERYTHING, then give god the glory and praise for gifting us war, disease, famine, human trafficking, rape, murder, and all other evils in our world. Cannot be surprised since we are after all children born of incest. Again, check and mate.

          • Gallatin

            :)

          • Gallatin

            :)

          • Timothy Noonan

            Lost? More denial. The holy rollers want to give god all this credit for the good things in life but fail to realize if this god so damn glorious and he created EVERYTHING, then give god the glory and praise for gifting us war, disease, famine, human trafficking, rape, murder, and all other evils in our world. Cannot be surprised since we are after all children born of incest. Again, check and mate.

    • fortunamajor

      Wait a minute! Scientists come out all the time and CHANGE the earth’s age. So, were they right then or now?
      Rubio has every right to believe what he wants to and he has a right to his opinion. No one should criticize him for it. He is a Christian which means he believes in the story of Genesis. Why are you putting human thought to God’s wisdom?

    • Maria Seeger

      You, of course, ass/u/me that Scientific knowledge is the be-all and end-all of all knowledge, and that, of course, Science *never* changes. That’s why we all still believe that the Earth is flat and that the Sun moves around the Earth, right?
      And, you, of course, ass/u/me that The Bible is merely an ancient book based on myths and fairy tales, and so everything in it should be discounted. Nevermind the fact that it’s the basis of our Judeo-Christian law system. After all, when the Apostle Paul told the church at Thessalonica that “…if a man does not work, neither shall he eat.” he was just being a mean old Republican, right?
      Obama told the people at Messiah College exactly what he thought they wanted to hear when he was running for President in 2008. He, too, dodged the question. I agree with Marco Rubio; the question itself was irrelevant and it was purely a “gotcha” question. No matter how he had answered it, Democrats and the so-called Progressives would have found some way to demonize him. They’re already gearing up to keep him from being nominated in 2016. That’s because the Democratic party has no minority candidate to run for president in 2016. The best they can come up with is Billary. But if the Republicans put forth a minority candidate like Rubio, then that means the Democrats can’t play the ever-popular Race card against their opponent. Not that it will stop them from doing so.
      One last thing: It’s called the *theory* of evolution. I know you prefer to think of it as *fact* but it has never been proven to be so. AND…a lot of theologians believe that the word “day” as used in the book of Genesis when talking about the Creation, was a mistranslation and did not mean a 24 hour day. I’m with the party that believes the Bible doesn’t contradict science, and frankly, I find it harder to believe in the Big Bang Theory as being scientific fact.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        You know Liberals will still use the race card even if Rubio is nominated to run in 2016. According to them you give up your ethnicity when you become Republican unless you’re Caucasian, then you can keep your ethnicity.

        Personally, myself, I believe in the Big Bang Theory (since it may have been God’s way of creating the universe, if the BBT is true). I do agree with you that there may be translation errors in the Bible and that it doesn’t disprove science at all or vice versa, but goes hand in hand, albeit with a grain of salt with some things.

      • Timothy Noonan

        Here is the thing about science, it is not static. Scientists build upon what has been learned by those who came before us. We continue to test our hypotheses as our ability to measure observations improves. We have no trouble in changing or squashing a theory if there are credible and sufficient data to support such a move. The bible, koran, torah, etc and the religions based upon them have no data to support it and no way to test the beliefs in them because they are just that, beliefs. That is fine, just do not propose that those beliefs are to be, even remotely, fact. There are too many inconstancies written in these books to be taken in whole or part.

        You can thank scientists like Copernicus and Galileo for breaking the biblical thought of the sun orbiting Earth. Galileo was jailed for heresy because of it.

        No question is a gotcha question if you just answer it straight; how old is the Earth? Not sure the exact age, but few billion or so. That would have been sufficient. Rubio was speaking to the GQ readers who are educated men, 25-45 and expect someone to answer this simple question with a straightforward answer. Rubio failed at that. Obama, yes, was speaking to a devoutly christian audience and pandered to them. Either way, both should have answered the questions straightly.

        Forget about 2016, the 2012 banners haven’t even faded yet, so relax.

        Evolution is fact. Darwin proposed a theory to explain it that has stood up to rigorous testing. Just like gravity is fact and Newton proposed as theory to explain it that has been rigorously tested. A day is 24 hours and if the bible was mistranslated, then what else is mistranslated and we should not hold such a book in such high regard.

        I see your view on the The Big Bang and raise you a rib.

        Cheers! Happy Thanksgiving.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          darwins theory of evolution requires us to believe that all life came from one single organism. And no, that has never been proven. Most scientist today rely too much on the “status quo” and challenges to the “old way” of thinking are not welcome. I don’t believe either that you can expect politicians (any of them) to be scientists. I would be satisfied with someone in office who knew more than a little about history, world and U.S., And speaking politically, this is just the old con from the media. Look over here because we don’t want you to see over there. There are several sources to support intelligent design. Here is a couple of my favorites: Ben Stein’s “EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED”. a documentary. and Dr. Jobe Martin’s “INCREDIBLE CREATURES THAT DEFY EVOLUTION”.

          so in fact you can believe what you want. But don’t tell me there’s evidence that’s irrefutable. oh and God bless you!

          • Timothy Noonan

            No organism defies evolution. Their environment has not changed sufficiently for them to change. For other, evolution is observed in the lab in a short period of time.

        • MoxieLouise

          What chapter and verse are you referring to with regard to the sun orbiting the earth?

          • Timothy Noonan

            I understand it is the the myriad interpretations of Chronicles 16:30 that was the basis of the belief. Galileo was, indeed, persecuted by the Catholic Inquisition stating the Earth revolved around the Sun. Myriad interpretations of myriad translations of the bible leads to confusion and why nothing in the bible, of any version, should be taken literally. Like I have stated else ware on this thread, the bible is ripe with stories that make for great movies. I am fascinated by the bible and I think I would enjoy being a theologian in so far as to what was left out of the bible and why.

          • MoxieLouise

            In the newspaper every morning, it says the sun will come up at a certain time and the sun will go down at a certain time. Should we call up the editors and tell them they’re out of their minds because that can’t possibly be true? You and I both understand that they are talking about what appears to be the rising of the sun; what appears to be the setting of the sun. The Bible is not discussing the scientific facts about astronomy. It’s talking about the stability of the earth in regard to the people living on it.

          • Timothy Noonan

            And today you know this and take it for granted because of the work of Copernicus and Galileo their challenge to biblical and Catholic dogma. Before their courageous work, the latin translation of the bible passage was the basis of an Earth-centric universe.

        • Gallatin

          I thank God for Copernicus and Galileo.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        you are absolutely right!

    • Maria Seeger

      You, of course, ass/u/me that Scientific knowledge is the be-all and end-all of all knowledge, and that, of course, Science *never* changes. That’s why we all still believe that the Earth is flat and that the Sun moves around the Earth, right?
      And, you, of course, ass/u/me that The Bible is merely an ancient book based on myths and fairy tales, and so everything in it should be discounted. Nevermind the fact that it’s the basis of our Judeo-Christian law system. After all, when the Apostle Paul told the church at Thessalonica that “…if a man does not work, neither shall he eat.” he was just being a mean old Republican, right?
      Obama told the people at Messiah College exactly what he thought they wanted to hear when he was running for President in 2008. He, too, dodged the question. I agree with Marco Rubio; the question itself was irrelevant and it was purely a “gotcha” question. No matter how he had answered it, Democrats and the so-called Progressives would have found some way to demonize him. They’re already gearing up to keep him from being nominated in 2016. That’s because the Democratic party has no minority candidate to run for president in 2016. The best they can come up with is Billary. But if the Republicans put forth a minority candidate like Rubio, then that means the Democrats can’t play the ever-popular Race card against their opponent. Not that it will stop them from doing so.
      One last thing: It’s called the *theory* of evolution. I know you prefer to think of it as *fact* but it has never been proven to be so. AND…a lot of theologians believe that the word “day” as used in the book of Genesis when talking about the Creation, was a mistranslation and did not mean a 24 hour day. I’m with the party that believes the Bible doesn’t contradict science, and frankly, I find it harder to believe in the Big Bang Theory as being scientific fact.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      that’s because we learn about creationism from our parents and our chosen religions. I don’t want any government official to interfere with my religion or scientific theories. And while you say the Bible is completely wrong, you are wrong yourself. Scientist and Theologians have been debating the subject for years. And there is evidence on both sides to support their own theories. Now if you want to not believe in intelligent design then that’s your business and I will pray for you. But don’t expect politicians to be your teachers or your pastors, that’s not their job. Plenty of info is out there for you to get the whole truth. Read up on it and I pray you find the answer.

      • Timothy Noonan

        Not everything our parents teach us are true. I was told Santa Claus and the tooth fairy was real too. There is not a shred of evidence to support creationism. It is an untestable belief, like the god who is believed to do it. Intellgent design? Hmm, let’s create this thing human body part that serves no benefit to the human but when it gets infected, it can kill them and we will call it an appendix. Then we’ll create these cells that will grow unchecked and kill the human and we’ll call it cancer. Brilliant!

        Pray if you must, I’ll be no different with or without them. I appreciate the thought. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Here’s a great answer to the Earth’s age question: who the f*ck cares? People are out of work, the economy is slumping, American values are disappearing, Hollywood worship is rampant, we’ve elected a President that has disdain and arrogance for everyone, welfare has become a way of life, and the press is propaganda and gotcha moments. Take your baited question and stick it.

    • piker1

      Well said Joseph!! The media is just testing the waters with Marco. They are going to fling the usual liberal poo at him and wait to see what sticks. If they can’t frame him as being stupid, the next thing is to make him out to be crazy. If that fails, call Gloria Allred to dig up some lying bimbos to claim he assaulted them.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Here’s a great answer to the Earth’s age question: who the f*ck cares? People are out of work, the economy is slumping, American values are disappearing, Hollywood worship is rampant, we’ve elected a President that has disdain and arrogance for everyone, welfare has become a way of life, and the press is propaganda and gotcha moments. Take your baited question and stick it.

  • $30423294

    Fun fact: the vast majority of self-congratulatory left wing amateur “scientists” wouldn’t recognize a mathematical derivative if it affixed itself to their backside.

    Leftist “science” arrogance is comic to those of us who actually do science.

    Fact.

    • digitalPimple

      I know. Every scientist with advanced degrees laugh at these morons all day. They take a Bill Maher theology 101 class and think they know it all about everything.

      Everything Bill Maher talks about is taught in every Jesuit Catholic University in theology 101. My advice go to 102.

      I guess all those “Science” majors in these large Catholic institutions must be pretty upset they didn’t go to the Teen Beat magazine crew (MSM) to get their facts straight. God knows the Catholics hate science and doctors and stuff. Those nuns are still loping off limbs and bleeding out infections.

    • digitalPimple

      I know. Every scientist with advanced degrees laugh at these morons all day. They take a Bill Maher theology 101 class and think they know it all about everything.

      Everything Bill Maher talks about is taught in every Jesuit Catholic University in theology 101. My advice go to 102.

      I guess all those “Science” majors in these large Catholic institutions must be pretty upset they didn’t go to the Teen Beat magazine crew (MSM) to get their facts straight. God knows the Catholics hate science and doctors and stuff. Those nuns are still loping off limbs and bleeding out infections.

    • kirkandorules

      “You don’t believe in math and science!” -people who think taxing the “rich” will balance the budget

  • $30423294

    Fun fact: the vast majority of self-congratulatory left wing amateur “scientists” wouldn’t recognize a mathematical derivative if it affixed itself to their backside.

    Leftist “science” arrogance is comic to those of us who actually do science.

    Fact.

  • fortunamajor

    I’m still trying to figure out what has the age of the earth got to do with all the problems that we have today?
    And…..is there a test in the Constitution that asks this question so we can weed out candidates who want to run for the presidency?

    • nc

      Yes!

  • fortunamajor

    I’m still trying to figure out what has the age of the earth got to do with all the problems that we have today?
    And…..is there a test in the Constitution that asks this question so we can weed out candidates who want to run for the presidency?

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I’m so sick of these double standards that are popping up all over.
    If asked I would have said a few billion years or so off the top of my head which is close enough to 4.5 billion.

  • NCRelite

    None of this matters because no one is going to know Obama said this, not so much for Rubio. The Left sees Rubio as the next threat so they are doing firing sort of ‘long range artillery at him now’

  • RightThinking1

    I think one reason we will never see O’s transcripts is that he was a mediocre student, just as Gore was. I’d also bet that he has little/no background in the sciences.
    Last summer Obama visited a manufacturing plant, where he remarked to reporters that he was surprised to learn that magnets do not attract aluminum. Didn’t read *that* in the MSM did you? This is the guy who said that he was going to “restore science to its proper role.” He would not recognize science if it fell into his lap, that is one reason that agenda-driven eco-nuts have been able to sell him into backing absurd projects.
    Of course, it would be fair to say that he has little practical experience in life generally.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dutra123123 Joe Dutra

    It’s a Muslim thing. We have no right to criticize.

    • John Sheppard

      hell we are lucky those Muslims held onto greek and roman documents (in whatever form their was at the time) to keep the Christians from destroying them in the name of God during the inquisition and what not because the deemed them pagan hearsay. Remember the news just reports the radical elements of Islam, because the rest of it is not sexy for our corporate media ratings to report on. I am Christian by the way, but also a history nut.

      • http://profiles.google.com/dutra123123 Joe Dutra

        John – That was a long time ago. I live in the present.

        • John Sheppard

          James, I kind of agree with Joe on that aspect. I recall the lefties crying about ole born again Bush bringing in a Christian Theocracy because of his extreme fundamentalist right wing backing, etc. hence forth, so on…fact is Rowe v. wade is the law of the land. I lived in Israel when I was a kid when my father was an attache at the US embassy, in college I took sh** load of mideast policy classes. I work with Muslims. I guess its my exposure to the “average Joes” that a lot of people do not really know. Don’t get me wrong. If I sense something stinks I would be the first guy to inform the FBI. But luckily, I have just not seen it. It’s not out of a sense of some liberal guilt. Believe me, just read http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Prophet-Politically-Incorrect-Guide/dp/1928653111
          I feel it obligatory to root out radicals based on my experience.

          Lastly, have a great Thanksgiving all!

      • Timothy Noonan

        John, you make very good and sound points. Joe lives in the present but it seems he wants to follow his Christian ancestors and radicalize christianity again. Christians seem to forget that Muslims were a dominate culture in science and mathematics until they became infected with extreme religious thought. I am seriously afraid for what our country will become if extreme Christian religious ideology infects our science classrooms and we end up a radical theocratic state. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers!

  • radjahshelduck

    If I had asked “what does an ornithologist study” or “what does an entemologist study” would it have gone better? I swear my first thought was to ask what a malacologist studies, but I figured that wasn’t something that is common knowledge. I thought herpetology was, but clearly I’m wrong.

    • Timothy Noonan

      Anyone watching CSI should know what an entomologist is. Ornithologist may still be tougher but doable by most except for the most bird-brained folks. But then they should know that too. Ha!

  • soJa

    Double standards aside, I have no issue when someone puts a big question mark over scientific theory. In fact, we need to start doing it more often. Science gets it wrong over and over again yet it is continually presented as irrefutable fact.

    Funny how theories that atheists feel give them an out for acknowledging the possibility of a Creator, or to cast a doubt upon Christianity are always infallible, but give them one of the most verified theories about the universe that requires a beginning to all time and space, and just watch them make unverified claims and take them by faith to squirm away from the reality of it. I’m looking at you, string theorists.

    Isn’t it amusing that those who preach science as the answers to all there is abandon it and start using science-fiction on the basis of faith as soon as the evidence makes them uncomforatable? Of course they have a myriad of excuses for their behavior, and to be sure they must have them to remain sound in their beliefs, but they are just that; excuses.

    The beginning of the universe involves a metaphysical aspect that is revolting to the atheist. Its little wonder that most of the funding and good jobs in theoretical physics go to a field that hopes to radically change what we know about the universe in order to get around the ‘problem’ of the beginning. The universe coming into existence out of nothing begs the questions that science cannot hope to answer. And they don’t like that one bit.

  • littleones

    it’s flat.

  • Gallatin

    The answer that obowmao gave was essentially the same as Senator Rubio’s, however notice how obowmao was allowed to hide behind his daughters with the softball question? obowmao wasn’t asked; “How old do you THINK the earth is?” Senator Rubio was asked the question in such a fashion that no matter how he answered he was going to be made out as uninformed and extreme. The lame stream media once again shows how biased and worthless they are.

  • Elena0412

    Was Marco Rubio on Jeopardy??!! I missed it!!

  • detroit19

    I, for one, would like for the president (lower case intentional) to answer a fricking question, minus the double speak, politically correct, re-elect me and mine BS.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Well, Sock Puppet is giving an answer per the Glorious Koran, not that fabulous collection of shepherds’ tales, so it’s OK.

  • nc

    Before this last election, this would have been just another of the countless examples of the blatant Double Standard, and it would have been so funny, ha ha, aren’t they silly?

    But now we know that only WE see this as an unfair double standard, and a majority of voters shockingly didn’t see, didn’t know or didn’t care about it. NOT FUNNY ANYMORE.

    No matter what happens to the Party, no matter who our next contenders are, our first priorities must be addressing the issue of re-educating the brainwashed population.

  • Back 4 More

    Funny thing is, when I was in school we were taught that the earth is 6 billion years old, not 4.5 billion. There was a time when the most brilliant scientists in the world thought the earth was flat and the sun revolved around it. Isn’t it possible that we don’t really know how old the earth is? Scientists are just guessing at alot of this stuff, they don’t know how the universe was created any more than I do. The only thing that most scientist agree on is that God couldn’t have possibly had anything to do with it. They’ve been trying to de-create God for years. Just because I’m not religious doesn’t mean that God doesn’t exist. Frankly, God is alot more reasonable sounding than string theory.

  • dms96c

    Last time I checked, well I never really checked, but it’s not in the President’s job description to know about the creation of the earth! Might cross the line of separation of church and state anyway. Regardless, I’d prefer him to focus on the present issues and not be distracted by obscure questions that are…really…not relevant….but thank you for entertaining us all!

  • Timothy Noonan

    And we seemed to be doomed to continue being a scientifically dumb country with text books like these…http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/here-is-what-louisiana-schoolchildren-learn-about?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co

  • piker1

    Ok where are you ozconservative. You just killed me on the Dennis Miller comments with “Chicago Jesus”. Brilliant