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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

As you probably heard, Sen. Marco Rubio recently declined to tell GQ Magazine how old he thinks the Earth is. “I’m not a scientist, man,” he said.

This predictably led liberals to pounce, hoping to cast a man they must see as an existential threat as an “anti-science, know-nothing.”

It also sparked an interesting debate amongst conservatives.

Some felt any discussion of the issue was tantamount to endorsing a liberal narrative.

But Erick Erickson took to his blog at RedState, writing: “I think the world is billions of years old, but I have no doubt God created it.”

And over at The Week, I wrote that science and God do not have to be at odds; the two are not mutually exclusive.

As I note in the column, way back in 1908, G.K. Chesterton observed: ”If evolution simply means that a positive thing called an ape turned very slowly into a positive thing called a man, then it is stingless for the most orthodox; for a personal God might just as well do things slowly as quickly, especially if, like the Christian God, he were outside time.”

Read the whole thing here.