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Marco Rubio has been called the future of the Republican Party and a possible future presidential candidate.
But don’t call him a scientist, man.
In a wide-ranging interview in the December issue of GQ Magazine, where the Cuban-American senator from Miami talked about everything from foam parties to his future ambitions to whether singer Pitbull is too cheesy, he was asked: “How old do you think the Earth is?”
In a response making its rounds on social media, Rubio made clear that although he seemingly has it all – he does not know it all.
"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."
Other tidbits learned in the interview: the handsome senator met his wife at a Miami Beach foam party, his best friend (other than his wife) is South Carolina Senator and Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint and among his favorite rap songs is Eminem's "Lose Yourself."