When asked if the Earth was around 6,000 years old, as some creationists believe, Westlake said, "That's probably a general timeline. There are very solid supporting evidence [sic] out there, or data out there, that shows that it's very reasonable to expect that it's not nearly as old as science says it is."Let's have it then.
Earlier, Westlake had been endorsed by Joe the Plumber. One of Westlake's former rivals, Terrence Wall, caused havoc in February when he told a fundamentalist Christian teevee station the Universe was "billions of years" old. Mr. Wall received an irate telephone call.
He was eventually forced to withdraw from the race. Westlake battles Ron "Sunspots" Johnson in the September 14 Wisconsin primaries.
Ron Johnson's own special scientific theories received emphatic support through a letter to the editor published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel last Tuesday from one Nils-Axel Morner, who "claims to be an expert in 'dowsing,' the practice of finding water, metals, gemstones etc. through the use of a Y-shaped twig."
As Noah of Ark fame said to the Argentinosauruses, "Oy vey iz mir."