I am reminded that Scalia wrote the dissent in Edwards v. Aguillard. I have been trying to forget.
The body of scientific evidence supporting creation science is as strong as that supporting evolution. In fact, it may be stronger…. The evidence for evolution is far less compelling than we have been led to believe. Evolution is not a scientific “fact,” since it cannot actually be observed in a laboratory. Rather, evolution is merely a scientific theory or “guess.”… It is a very bad guess at that. The scientific problems with evolution are so serious that it could accurately be termed a “myth.”…
Shocking, isn’t it? Who would have thought a Supreme Court justice could be such a pompous ignoramus?
The occasion for this unpleasant reminder is that Scalia gave a commencement address at a high school recently, and offered some evidence that he hasn’t learned a thing in 28 years.
Class of 2015, you should not leave Stone Ridge High School thinking that you face challenges that are at all, in any important sense, unprecedented. Humanity has been around for at least some 5,000 years or so, and I doubt that the basic challenges as confronted are any worse now, or alas even much different, from what they ever were.
at least some 5,000 years…multiply that by at least 20.
Somebody ought to let Scalia know that that 5-6000 year old Earth nonsense is a specifically Protestant idea, and not even all Protestants — just the particularly rabidly goofy ones. But maybe those are the people he identifies with.
Our Supreme Court. Once again, an international embarrassment.