I just read the article, but at first I thought it had to do with the latest and hottest episode from his colleagues as I scanned through the article headline.
But having read it, I was pleasantly surprised at the high levels of his intellect in clearly understanding such matters.
See for yourself.
Clarence Thomas attacked his colleagues for saving a law aimed at desegregating America
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/clarence-thomas-dissent-in-fair-housing-act-case-2015-6#ixzz3eC0pGdGL
As the following would be under attack / the past 10.5 million years as we know it.
I just got a like for my post and visited their website. Science is the theme, but found something very interesting. See below.
Pioneer 10 passing the giant planet Jupiter in 1973- Image from NASA
When it leaves the Solar System, Pioneer 10 will drift through interstellar space getting further and further from the Sun. The spacecraft could last for millions, possibly even billions, of years and could in theory be recovered by an alien civilization.
In case that should happen, Pioneer 10 carries a simple plaque, shown below. This would tell intelligent beings from another planet where the spacecraft had come from and give them some basic information about humanity
The Pioneer plaque- Image from NASA
The Pioneer plaque was designed by Carl Sagan (1934-96) and shows four relatively simple things, which he hoped an alien civilisation would understand.