Once you’re part of Settled Science Inc., you can say just about anything without having to worry about the men in the white coats carting you off.
Did this guy really expect anyone to take him seriously? Well, of course he did: he’s a “leading geneticist,” people always take him seriously. You don’t want to be called “anti-science,” do you?
Our sin: we don’t just follow false prophets. We follow ridiculous prophets.