Justice Scalia Says Humans Have Existed For Some 5,000 Years...

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“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,” he said. “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.”

The above remarks were made by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the courts most conservative Justices. Apparently the accomplished Justice believe humans have been on this earth for some 5,000 years. I think we know what his views on evolution and science are. Given his position in life it is a bit frightening methinks. Especially given a Congress and Senate wherein the majority at present may very well think the same.

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  1. Recorded history goes back five thousand years. That was roughly the time of Abraham and Sarah in Ur, present-day Iraq. Perhaps as far back as the oldest-known examples of the Egyptian civilization.

    Wouldn't it be at least six thousand or maybe fifty-five hundred years back to Adam and Eve and the time of dinosaurs?. (Not the popular Eve genome of science that we are all descended from, but, you know, the wife of Adam, friend of the devil serpent, famed eater of apples.) Let me look it up in the Old Testament, or perhaps the Torah. I think you can add the ages and generations more accurately in the Christian Bible.

    All kidding aside, Catholics can expound upon their faith in a very serious way. This is not an example of a serious, thinking Catholic trying to discern the truth of the Word of God.

    This is a wicked layperson denying evolution.

  2. Evil? I don't know as I would label it as evil. It is certainly a bit unnerving to think that a Supreme Court Justice would make such a ridiculously ignorant statement. He is either unaware of science or he has an agenda.

    Oh sh*t. On second thought you just might be right Flying Junior.

  3. Typical lawyer talk, "AT LEAST 5000 years" permits another couple million. He slid through the congressional approval process unanimously, IMO because he looked more reasonable than Bork.
    We can hope that history does not judge him and his cohorts as the cause (via C. United) of the
    failure of the American experiment.

  4. Australopithecus Afarensis goes back about 3.5 billion years, Homo Sapiens about 200,000. For what it's worth.

    1. Make that 3.5 million, not billion and the paleoanthropologists will be happy. Of course the
      young earth creationists wouldn't know an Afarensis from an Albanian.

    2. Good catch BB Idaho. Yiu read with a sharper eye that I.

  5. Well Will, for some creationists it probably won't be worth much.


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