He's also got a lot to learn about science.
Take a look at this from GQ (h/t to ThinkProgress). When asked how old he thought the earth was, he responded:
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.Yes, there are "multiple theories" about how the universe was created (some of them actual science, most of the others are not), but that's not what he was asked. He was asked about the age of the earth - and to that question he said he wasn't sure "we'll ever be able to answer that."
But he's wrong. It's not much of a mystery and - that age isn't much in dispute. It's about 4.54 billion years old (give or take 50 million).
The funny thing about Rubio is that he's not even being consistent with his own church. He told Christianity today that:
I'm a Roman Catholic. I'm theologically in line with the Roman Catholic Church.Ok, so what does the Roman Catholic Church say about the age of the earth? Let's take a look at this document from the Vatican website:
According to the widely accepted scientific account, the universe erupted 15 billion years ago in an explosion called the “Big Bang” and has been expanding and cooling ever since. Later there gradually emerged the conditions necessary for the formation of atoms, still later the condensation of galaxies and stars, and about 10 billion years later the formation of planets. In our own solar system and on earth (formed about 4.5 billion years ago)...[Emphasis added.]So Rubio disagrees with his own church?
More anti-science from the GOP - the future of the GOP.