Great Moments in Ignorance of Molecular Biology

Yesterday Justice Scalia, in a concurrence in the patentability of DNA case, noted that he couldn’t join a majority opinion because he was unable to understand the majority’s assertions about molecular biology, genetics and DNA:

I join the judgment of the Court, and all of its opinion except Part I–A and some portions of the rest of the opinion going into fine details of molecular biology. I am unable to affirm those details on my own knowledge or even my own belief.

How much you wanna bet that, when the gay marriage case is decided, Justice Scalia will have the utmost in self-righteous certainty about how molecular biology, genetics and DNA work and that, in his view, they dictate that homosexuality is unnatural and unworthy of legal rights and protection?

I bet he’s going to have an awful lot to say about that stuff.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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