How old do I think the earth is? You know what? I don’t have any idea. I know it’s pretty old, so it goes back a long, long way. I’m not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how long, how old the earth is. I hear your mom was asking about evolution. You know, it’s a theory that’s out there. It’s got some gaps in it, but in Texas we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools, because I figured you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.Perry doesn't have any idea how old the earth is but figures that this child is smart enough to figure it out. What does that say about him? And of course, creationism has not been legally taught in Texas schools since 1984.
As the boy's mother can be heard asking in the video below, why doesn't Rick Perry believe in science? It is a good question. In fact, it is a question that should be asked of most of the current Republican candidates (everyone except Huntsman it seems). The fact that the answer involves Perry's fundamentalist Christian beliefs should not make the question off limits.
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