Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia outs himself as a young earth creationist

Speaking at the graduation of his granddaughter’s Catholic high school in Bethesda, Maryland this Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a subtle shout-out to young earth creationists.

Speaking at the graduation of his granddaughter’s Catholic high school in Bethesda, Maryland this Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave a subtle shout-out to young earth creationists.

“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,” Scalia 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.”

Now, if by “humanity” Scalia meant Homo sapiens, he was still about 150,000 years off, considering that’s about how long it’s estimated that modern humans have been around – never mind that we began to diverge from our chimpanzee lineage about 6 million years ago.

Being mostly a belief system hailing from evangelical Christians, young earth creationism is a fairly fringe sect in Catholicism, making Scalia a minority in his Catholic faith. Either way, this isn’t the first time Scalia has expressed his magical thinking publically, once saying that he believes the Devil is a “real person” but does not manifest himself in obvious ways.

“You know, it is curious,” Scalia said in a 2013 interview, “In the Gospels, the Devil is doing all sorts of things. He’s making pigs run off cliffs, he’s possessing people and whatnot. And that doesn’t happen very much anymore.”

He explained that the Devil no longer causes pigs to run off cliffs because “he’s smart.”

“What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful that way.”

Watch Scalia’s speech in the video below. His creationism remarks begin at about 2:19:

h/t ThinkProgress, The New Civil Rights Movement [Featured image: screenshot]



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    June 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    what do you expect from an idiot conservative appointed by an idiot conservative? To hell with the law, vote your own ideology. That’s the problem with conservative jurists.

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    June 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    That’s not exactly proof of anything. It is a fact that all factions can consider true and still makes his point. Maybe he was just being sensitive to the fact that his audience probably had a wide variety of views. I don’t accept this level of hyperbole from the right. I won’t accept it from the left either.

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    Jeffrey Seleb

    June 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Yes, it doesn’t happen very much anymore…not since those fairy tales were written, in fact.

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    June 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Stupidity is not the reserve of the uneducated, the low in status, or the unemployed. It is an equal opportunity that leaves its subtle marks where least you would expect them.

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