No More Mister Nice Blog points out that Rubio will still be a rising star even though he is obviously a creationist.
Is Marco Rubio, Florida’s junior senator, a scientist? No, he tells GQ, twice, when asked how old the earth is:
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’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. […] 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.
Rubio on nuclear energy:
I support a comprehensive energy plan that encourages nuclear energy, exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and environmentally safe leasing of oil and natural gas fields in the outer continental shelf and on federally owned lands with oil shale in the West. As senator, I will stand for policies that make us more energy efficient, less reliant on foreign sources of oil, create jobs and ease the burden on family budgets.
source: Marco Rubio on Energy & Oil.
No one in the MSM will point out that putting your weight behind nuclear energy while denying any significant results from say radioactive dating is a scientifically irreconcilable position.