Matt Lewis

God and Rubio at GQ

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.