"Marco Rubio: Do you believe in Santa Claus or
Leftwing media pundits were
aghast this month. GQ magazine, that journal of
serious political discourse, conducted an
interview with Republican Senator Marco Rubio. In
case you decided to check out from politics after
Election Day (and I don’t blame you if you did), Rubio
is one of the front-runners for the GOP presidential
nomination in 2016.
GQ used the opportunity to ask a very
relevant and important question burning on the minds of
millions of American voters. Yes, you guessed it: “How
old do you think the earth is?” In a saner time, the
media would have immediately picked up on the oddity of
a journalist asking such a question of a politician and
questioned the journalist’s motives. Unfortunately, we
do not live in sane times.
Rubio responded thusly:
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
is probably as honest and reasonable an answer we can
expect coming from a politician these days, to the
extent any politician truly cares about such a matter.
But the point of GQ’s question had little to do with
finding an answer. If that had, in fact, been the point
GQ would not be asking the question of a politician in
the first place.
Furthermore, when has GQ, a men’s fashion magazine, ever
been concerned with any scientific matter whatsoever?
This question, buried towards the end of the interview
and asked completely out of the blue, was meant to
provide fodder for the liberal media. The liberal
press, pundits, and talk shows were prepared to pounce
on Rubio and to characterize him as a mouth-breathing,
knuckle dragging, rube who is so ignorant that he is not
to be taken seriously as a contender for the Presidency.
And pounce they did.
Think Progress wrote, “To suggest we can’t know how
old the Earth is, then, is to deny the validity of these
scientific methods altogether — a maneuver familiar to
Rubio, who also denies the reality of anthropogenic
a chill when I read Rubio’s statements,” Phil Plait, an
astronomy blogger, wrote in a story at
like to say, the GOP doesn’t just want to roll back the
New Deal; it wants to roll back the Enlightenment,”
New York Times columnist
Paul Krugman wrote.
irony in all of this is the lack of “chills” running up
any media spines over the complete scientific idiocy of
those in their own camp on matters of far more immediate
consequence than the age of the earth. As I wrote in
these columns back in October, both pro-choice
candidates for Connecticut’s Senate seat were asked when
human life begins. Both candidates said at “birth.”
two candidates for United States Senate believe that
non-living matter in the womb magically springs to life
upon contact with the air of a delivery room. The
absurd idea that life generates spontaneously from
non-living matter was scientifically disproven in the
1800’s, but apparently its new espousal in 2012 wasn’t
enough to raise a liberal media eyebrow. Science
experiments aside, common sense and an IQ above 10 tells
us, especially mothers, that the baby moving inside the
womb is alive. Nevertheless, this story was completely
ignored by all “mainstream” media outlets as if it
either did not happen, or was of no consequence
“Scientific" leftists are also obsessed with the entire
populous being in lock step agreement on man-made global
warming. Those who dare to ask questions about this
questionable theory are now called “deniers” by the
left-wing media to try to equate them with Holocaust
deniers. Nevermind the fact that
new data showing global warming stopped sixteen
years ago was recently ignored by the media. In
addition, some scientists are currently warning of
ice age. But this doesn’t stop the media narrative
on global warming as they cherry pick which stories they
want to make into “news.”
bottom line is that true science is not important to the
left. Like all other disciplines it is merely a means to
an end. The pro-abortion lobby’s future is tied to
legally receiving money to kill unborn babies.
Therefore, to make this palatable to the masses, the
unborn need to be absurdly treated as non-human and
non-living by the media with nary a peep of protest from
the supposed “scientific community.”
Similarly, in order for the government to be able to
control all aspects of human life, there must be a
problem that affects all aspects of human life… a
problem that needs massive regulations to control.
Enter man-made global warming. All scientific evidence
of temperature changes in the earth’s atmosphere are
automatically attributed by the media to some human
action that can be controlled. All evidence to the
contrary, or alternative theories are ignored.
the latest feigned outrage of the left towards Marco
Rubio’s answer is but a small sign of things to come.
If it is intolerable that Americans should examine
evidence for themselves and form their own opinions on
scientific issues, we are one step away from regulated
thought control by self-professed intellectual elites.