There is no scientific debate on the age of the Earth, it’s established pretty definitively, it’s at least 4.5 billion years old.
Senator Marco Rubio, clarifying remarks he made last month concerning the possible age of the Earth (original after the jump)
Posted on 12/6/2012
The original quote, when asked by GQ how old he thinks the Earth is:
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.
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