Natural Selection of Baseball Bats

April 15th, 2013

Or something like that from Justice Alito:

JUSTICE ALITO: But isn’t this just a question of probability? To get back to your baseball bat example, which at least I — I can understand better than perhaps some of this biochemistry, I suppose that in, you know, I don’t know how many millions of years trees have been around, but in all of that time possibly someplace a branch has fallen off a tree and it’s fallen into the ocean and it’s been manipulated by the waves, and then something’s been washed up on the shore, and what do you know, it’s a baseball bat.

I’ve been to the Louisville Slugger factory in Louisville. This isn’t how it works.