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Rubio ignites debate with answer about creationism
November 19th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

Rubio ignites debate with answer about creationism

By Dan Merica and Eric Marrapodi, CNN

Washington (CNN) – Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempted to walk the line between science and faith-based creationism in remarks that that have provoked the ire of liberal blogs, leaving the door open to creationism in responding to a recent question about the age of the Earth.

When GQ’s Michal Hainey asked Rubio, in an interview released Monday, “How old do you think the Earth is,” the rising Republican star described the debate about the planet’s age as “one of the great mysteries.”

“I'm not a scientist, man,” Rubio told the interviewer. “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.”

“Whether the Earth was created in seven days, or seven actual eras,” Rubio continued, “I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries.”

Most scientists agree that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and the universe is 14.5 billion years old. Christian Young Earth Creationists, on the other hand, argue that the weeklong account of God creating the Earth and everything in it represents six 24-hour periods (plus one day of rest) and date the age of the Earth between 6,000 and 10,000 years.

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Left-leaning blogs and sites like ThinkProgress and Huffington Post jumped on Rubio’s comments, with the Zack Beauchamp from ThingProgress writing, “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 climate change.”

Rubio is regarded as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, though the senator says his visit last week to Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, had “nothing to do with 2016.”

His response to GQ’s age of the Earth query has also provoked questions about his political aspirations. Dave Weigel of Slate writes, “How can you read that and not think ‘Iowa’? ” The state is the first to hold a presidential caucus in 2016.

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form at one point within the past 10,000 years, according to a survey released by Gallup in June. That number has remained unchanged for the past 30 years, since 1982, when Gallup first asked the question on creationism versus evolution.

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The second most common view is that humans evolved with God's guidance - a view held by 32% of respondents. The view that humans evolved with no guidance from God was held by 15% of respondents.

The Gallup poll has not specifically asked about views on the age of the Earth.

Rubio attends a Baptist church in southern Florida but also considers himself “a practicing Catholic.”

He was born Catholic, but his family converted to Mormonism when Rubio was 8 years old, according to Rubio’s recent memoir. The family left its LDS faith behind when it moved from Nevada back to Florida and Rubio was confirmed in the Catholic Church.

Catholic teaching is that science and faith are not at odds with one another and it is possible to believe what scientists say about the Earth’s age and in God. But many evangelical churches, including Baptist ones, promote a version of creationism.

When CNN reached out to Rubio’s Baptist church in Florida on Monday, a person answering the phone would not comment on its teachings about the Earth’s age and said that a church representative was unlikely to be available in the near term.

During the GQ interview, Rubio argued that “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.”

For the past 30 years, the “equal-time argument” –- the idea that Creationism taught alongside evolution -– has been popular method for Creationists to advance their cause. In the late 1980s, some state legislatures passed bills that promoted the idea of a balanced treatment of both ideas in the classroom.

In 1987, the issue made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where a Louisiana "equal-time law" was struck down. The court ruled that teaching creationism in public school classrooms was a violation of the Establishment Cause in the Constitution, which is commonly referred to as the separation of church and state.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Creationism • Politics

soundoff (6,211 Responses)
  1. Burrito Truck Joe

    The world es muy old, senor.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • Akira

      Now, see, THAT'S all Rubio had to say: "the Earth is old, but that has nothing to do with...".

      November 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  2. Gregory L. Faith

    What are two things you don't talk about? Politics and religion Hello. I like what he said, “I'm not a scientist, man,” Then he should have changed the subject to JOBS or the GREAT DEFAULT!

    November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      Agreed, easy slow ball pitched his way and he blew it big time. You answer was the correct answer....

      November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      "I'm not a scientist" is an unacceptable answer for a Senator serving on the Senate Subcommittee on SCIENCE and Space.

      Perhaps he should recuse himself from influencing legislation related to the sciences, if he knows nothing about the subject.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • thade76

      LOl yea. Hey i'm not a surgeon but let me come into this operating room and give you surgeons my opinion on this open heart surgery you are performing.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      I think asking the "how old is the earth?" question to any member of either the House or the Senate Science committee is totally fair game.

      And they should be able to answer without evasion, dissembling or prevarication.

      If they won't answer science questions they can go serve on some other committee like Veterans Affairs.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  3. daave

    All I know is that the more we learn and re-create with science, the more science is supporting inteligent design. The true age of the earth, whatever it is, does not contradict intelligent design.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      Where in the He11 are you seeing evidence of invisible sky spirits increasing?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • Huebert

      Please present this evidence for intelligent design.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • PeaceNow

      Why are you so afraid that there might not be a God?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • thade76

      If your proof for intelligent design is that scientists can't explain it, then god is a ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance that is getting smaller and smaller. If that is indeed how you want to invoke your proof of god, then you have all your work ahead of you and even more so in the future.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      I have NO fear that there is some invisible, cruel and vindictive sky spirit floating around in an invisible sky city, waiting to send me to the invisible fire pit with the invisible horned devil thing.

      What SCARES me is to see that we have people leading our nation that believe in this nonsense. It's rather disturbing.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
    • helpful hint

      Was about to say the human mind declares intelligent design but then huebert posted.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
    • Huebert

      HH

      If you have no evidence, attack the critic. A classic tactic for one with a weak argument.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • daave

      Scientist use intelligence to create/recreate items and even life forms more and more regularly. The more intelligent the scientist get, the more and more they are able to (re)create. Interesting coincidence.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • cedar rapids

      'Scientist use intelligence to create/recreate items and even life forms more and more regularly. The more intelligent the scientist get, the more and more they are able to (re)create. Interesting coincidence.'

      oh jeez, you are seriously trying to claim that as an argument? come on now, you cant seriously be trying to use that?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
    • helpful hint

      Glad hubert is on the other side. You can have him.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  4. JC

    Religious are getting desperate due to the declining number. The coming generation is far less religious and majority are agnostic.
    By third or fourth generation from now....religious would be like a Tea Party. Fools making noise on the edge of the society without any recognition. Religious won't be argued anymore like this....they will simply be IGNORED...!

    November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      Wow, I hope it all goes away that quickly. Mythology holds everyone back.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  5. JC

    Religious are getting desperate by the declining number. The coming generation is far less religious and majority are agnostic.
    By third or fourth generation from now....religious would be like a Tea Party. Fools making noise on the edge of the society without any recognition. Religious won't be argued anymore like this....they will simply be IGNORED...!

    November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  6. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • JC

      Yeah praying to an immature who likes to be praised. You make GOD look like a 6 yr old.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      Believing in mythology as opposed to believing in yourself, only serves to hold you back. It also makes you look incredibly ignorant.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • PUK

      here comes the pre made posts by hall9001 jesus and Troll something

      November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  7. Vaccini

    "People like you only come here to post insulting comments because you aren't confident in what you believe."

    You'd like to think that wouldn't you ?

    November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Buck

      Looks like I struck a nerve with you. Listen, if you were truly confident in what you would believe, you would simply enter into a polite debate with someone who has an opposing viewpoint. Resorting to childish insults is the behavior of a bully.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  8. JG

    If Rubio and the Republicans continue to pander to the religious right wing of their party, they'll simply end up right where they are now, in 2nd place.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  9. nsaldana420

    Republicans, please hide your rising stars from cameras and microphones if you want any chance at a national level election.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  10. Matt

    People that believe everything a "scientist" feeds you without any question are just as stupid as the people that believe everything that a "priest" tells you.

    Every year there are numerous scientific formulas and theories disproven or modified but stupid people keep believing everything a scientist says is fact.

    All that Rubio said is that we may never know the true answer to that question as even scientists say that the Earth is around 4.5 million years, the word around is an assumption and a scientific guess which hasn't been proven as fact and it seems as if it changes yearly.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • SantaThe EasterBunnyGOd

      Its a better guess then taking 2000 year old fairy tales as truth, i guarantee it

      November 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
    • Huebert

      I don't believe what scientist say without question. I look at the evidence they provide for their positions and then make a judgement based on said evidence. Now try to do that with religious leaders.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Inonot

      You obviously have little to no understanding of science. Science is peer reviewed and repeated countless times by different individuals.. If someone is ignorant enough to believe something long proven wrong.. dont blame science or the "scientist". Science is always in a state of flux and that is its very nature. As far as the age of the Earth is concerned we have it fairly nailed down.. There is always a plus or minus involved but if one was to say 4 billion years old. +/- 1 billion years.. that is a true statement. If you believe in math. Of course one could choose to say that 2+2 does not equal 4..... its about the same thing as saying we do not know the age of the earth.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • AnonS

      Your path of reasoning is synonymous with saying that gravity is just a theory and therefore not valid enough to be fact.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      Give or take a billion? Isn't it easier to say you don't know?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • PeaceNow

      Even if 4.5 million years is a guess, it's far more directionally correct than 6,000 to 10,000 years. Even if next year a more accurate reading of the Earth's age comes out and says it's 3 billion years old, it's still way closer to 4.5 billion than 10,000. Come on people, this isn't a debatable point. Creationism is fantasy. There's a reason why theologians are not called historians.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • k33p3r

      Science (and scientists) are self-correcting. Religion is not. Any well-trained scientist can describe experiments or evidence that will prove the most cherished scientific ideas wrong. What evidence would religious leaders accept to proves their ideas wrong?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  11. Adolph Hitler

    I believe that only an expert can answer this age old question, therefore, would someone please put this question to the world renowned genuis, – Mr. Rush Limbaugh..?

    November 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  12. Barry Sotero

    Wow, the lib media still refuses to do their job re: Obama using an alias to attend Occidental, then perjuring himself to the Illinois state bar. The lib media refuses to cover the Benghazi story. But they're so desperate to derail an unbeatable GOP candidate for 2016 (and in their heart of hearts, they know he's unbeatable) that they're trying to make a story out of THIS. Quite pathetic, really.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • Colin

      Rubio says something mind numbingly stupid. The press reports that Rubio said something mind numbingly stupid. I fail to see the problem

      November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      Really Barry? C'mon really?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Akira

      Unbeatable. Yeah, okay, lol!
      What a load of sh!t, but at least we know who *you're* voting for.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • Daniel

      This is not a liberal-conservative issue. This is a reality-fantasy issue. Are we going to elect leaders who have a firm grasp of reality, or are we going to elect leaders who believe in fantasies? Saying that the world is only 10,000 years old is as ridiculous as saying that the sun revolves around the earth. We need leaders who have a firm grasp of facts and a basic understanding of science.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • papanez

      Barry, Barry, Barry. Marco doesn't even know how his parents have been in the USA!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      Republicans and reality? Don't make me laugh!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • cedar rapids

      're: Obama using an alias to attend Occidental, then perjuring himself to the Illinois state bar.'

      do tell us these latest conspiracy theory, we like a good laugh.
      though please dont tell us the occidental one is that old april fool chesnut that was shown to be nonsense 2 or 3 years ago.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  13. Ken Margo

    Does it really matter how old Rubio or anyone else thinks how old the earth is? We still got the same problems. I would feel better if we showed more concern about the earth's future, instead of dwelling on its past.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Considering he's on a committee for science and space, I'd say it's incredibly relevant whether he accepts good science. Would you want a person who doesn't seem to even know the basics of IT to be a system administrator for the pentagon?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      Have you seen some of the other guys the republicans have on other committees? I wouldn't expect anything from him, just like I don't expect anything from the others. Sadly, nothing surprises me.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Just because it is common does not mean that we shouldn't expect more. We should expect proper representation, and complacency in what is perceived to be the norm is what leads to this kind of thing happening.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      I do expect more. That's why I vote Democrat. Keep in mind. Candidates are assigned to these committees after they are elected.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  14. AlienShark

    The Qur'an actually bridges the gap between religion and science regarding this specific topic. Science says that the Earth is relatively one third the age of the universe. The Qur'an says the universe was created in 6 periods and the Earth was created in 2 periods. It is impossible for mankind at this level to get an exact age of the universe but I believe the going theory among scientists (and Muslims!) is relatively 14.7 billion years. Whatever the actual number is, Science and Islam agree that the Earth is roughly one third the age of the universe that it is a part of. Peace and blessings.

    November 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      Periods? What does menstruation have to do with this? 🙂

      November 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • SantaThe EasterBunnyGOd

      Weaving different fairy tales together are we ?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      All religions SUK. However, Islam, suks in it's own special "extra-suky" way. Only in this barbaric throwback religion, do men still justify stoning / beheading / beating women including daughters and wives because they "dishonor" the family. Only in this misogynistic nightmare of a "religion" are women treated worse than dogs, and people killed for being gay, and only muslims could look up to a "prophet" who molested children and was a violent blood-thirsty barbarian. Islam is a disgrace to humanity and makes christianity seem intelligent and credible.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      @libertarian.............. Are you talking about Islam or Christianity?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • AlienShark

      Libertarian Atheist: This conversation is supposed to be about the cross between religion and science on topics such as the age of the earth and of the universe...so you are honestly talking out of place, but if you feel so strongly about your talking points I should let you know that half of them are intellectually dishonest and the other half are taken out of context. I AM NOT saying that YOU personally are being dishonest because I think you have best intentions, but I will say that you should do independent fact checks before you curse people's religions.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • cedar rapids

      'The Qur'an says the universe was created in 6 periods and the Earth was created in 2 periods. '

      where? where does it say this?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  15. texasnotea

    This is a dealbreaker for republicans! If they continue to be on the wrong side of science and common sense, they will keep loosing

    November 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      Agreed, and though I am socially liberal, I KNOW we need to be more fiscally conservative. People like this shame everyone in that camp. Shame on you GOP for allowing your people to continue to say asinine things!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  16. chill485

    Truly sad that 46% of the American populace is that ignorant and that a bright guy like Rubio exploits it for political gain.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      Is that what it is, just pandering to the hicks in the base? If so, I'm not sure if that is better or worse that actually believing that nonsense.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • was blind, but now I see

      And here I thought he was better than the Dems.....LOL!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  17. Theopolis

    Religious people ask "Why do atheists make fun of their beliefs"

    My Answer: Go to church on sunday and watch the adults that run this world, pray to a god in their magical house while carrying stature of a dead man.

    If that isnt a KICK ME sign i dont know what is.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      It's hard to take seriously, in 2012, people who base everything they think and do on mythology and who believe in invisible sky spirits, invisible horned demons, invisible fire pits, and invisible cloud cities, just because someone wrote a book of mythology.

      Everything comes back to quotes from their "invisible sky daddy guide book". How can any thinking person keep a straight face?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Buck

      A truly open minded and confident person has no need to belittle someone else and their beliefs. That's even if the opposing beliefs aren't backed by any scientific evidence. People like you only come here to post insulting comments because you aren't confident in what you believe.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Theopolis

      "A truly open minded and confident person has no need to belittle someone else and their beliefs."

      They do when ignorance rules, we need to move forward not back. and world leaders taking cues from sky gods
      is more then ridiculous.

      Its obvious the bible is BS. I need no proof the bible was made up by man.

      Its the same thing as a kid trying to convince his parents Santa is real, the parents will not change their minds because the idea is beyond ridiculous.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  18. Mike

    GET THIS GUY OFF THE SCIENCE & SPACE COMMITTEE!!!!

    November 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      LOL, a wise request from the audience!

      November 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  19. Sigh

    Here ya go TickTock... My entry.

    Agnostic Deist: I believe that some intelligent being(s), as opposed to a cosmic accident, was/were responsible for the universe in which we currently live. There is too much order in the cosmos to rationally believe otherwise. I do not believe said being(s) to be an involved god interested in the goings-on of humanity. This is evidenced by the lack of "intervention" when adhering to or opposing religious teachings. Whether humans evolved from primates or were designed, I do not know. Nor do I care. Although mankind's higher intelligence, considered in absence of other higher life forms, would sway me to the latter. I believe consciousness to be more than just a biological phenomena and free will to be a reality, thought and reason being evidence of this.

    All that said, I do not begrudge people their beliefs. It's completely possible I am wrong. Given what we know now compared to what was known decades, centuries or millennia ago, we're probably all wrong in some of our beliefs. Sure I find the idea of the Big Bang and an involved God to be ridiculous, but since I can disprove neither I will accept them as distant possibilities.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • Libertarian Atheist

      Can't "rationally believe otherwise" (with regard to a god being required for the creation of the universe)....unfortunately there is not a single quantum physicist who agrees with you.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • Huebert

      What do you mean by "there is to much order in the cosmos"?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • Sigh

      Willing to bet you're wrong, Lib... But, even if you're not, I don't care. I find the cosmic accident model to be ridiculous, regardless of how many quantum physicists back the theory.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Huebert

      @SIgh

      Your response to Libertarian Atheist is a logical fallacy known as an argument from incredulity.

      Also there is no qualitative difference between the brain of a human, a gorilla, or a cat. The only measurable difference is in the number and density of the neurons comprising the brain, so there is no reason to as.sume that we are special.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • Sigh

      @Hue
      *yawn*

      November 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • Huebert

      I see are unable to respond to my argument. Thank you for conceding. I know you will not change your opinion, but I am glad you realize that you can't defend it.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • Sigh

      There's a significant difference between being "unable to respond" and "not caring remotely about your so-called argument," or "believing your argument merits a serious response."

      November 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • Huebert

      S you're going to go with the "You're wrong, but I don't feel like proving it" defense. Go back to school kid, adults are talking.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
    • Sigh

      *see previous response

      November 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
    • Huebert

      *See previous responce

      November 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
    • Sigh

      *does not know what a 'responce' is*

      November 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • Huebert

      I made a typo sue me. You can have the last word kid I have better things to do tonight. Have fun with exams next month, for your sake, I hope you aren't in a biology class.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • Sigh

      I'm sure you've got more condescending comment to make, while confusing them for arguments. I won't keep you.

      November 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
    • Pete

      The cosmos seem pretty darn chaotic to me.

      November 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  20. Bregsman

    Why doesn't biblical-era art depict dinosaurs? Or does the bible mention dinosaurs? Why are there no laws in Leviticus to say what's ok and not ok with dinosaurs? I've seen UFO's in art from the middle ages, but no dinosaurs. Did the Jews bury them all when Moses was handed the commandments? Did Noah not think they were good enough to get on the Ark? I really want to know what happened to the poor dinosaurs since there is no scientific explanation...

    November 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • Ancient Alens

      Dinosaurs were an alien experiment. They couldn't live with the humans, who are alien genetic creations. It was on an episode of ancient aliens bro.

      November 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • The Truth

      "does the bible mention dinosaurs?" No, because when Moses wrote Genesis he was wandering around a desert about 3400 years ago which was about 64.9 million years too late to have any mention of the dinosaurs if he was writing it without any divine inspiration. If the account of Genesis had been written by someone divenely inspired it would have mentioned the actual age as well and mentioned the giant creatures that lived on it for far longer than we have...

      November 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
    • Bob

      Dinosaurs are mentioned in the book of Job chapter 40 however the word dinosaur was not around then. they were destroyed in the flood recorded in the book of Genisis. 100% fact!!!!!! dont reject God ther is no recovery from Hell.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • Bregsman

      OK, Bob, what about the meat-eating variety? Also, if the 'behemoth' 'ranks first among the works of God', then why didn't Noah take any on the Ark and save God's favorite? Or did God forget to mention the 'behemoth'? And one more thing... Why is just 'behemoth' instead of 'behemoths' (plural)? There certainly was more than 1 kind of dinosaur...no?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • cedar rapids

      'they were destroyed in the flood recorded in the book of Genisis. 100% fact!!!!!! '

      really? so why didnt noah take any on board the ark? he saved everything except every single dinosaur?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • Seriously

      Bob
      With the water covering the earth all thew ay above Mt. Everest, the mperature would be far below freezing. With no land to have the suns rays land on, no heating would occur. How did they survive when they would have been frozen in ice?

      November 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
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