Pharyngula

By the addition of a new candidate who actually believes in God. Yes, everyone, Alan Keyes has entered the race.

Dear jebus, why is the race for the election of the president of the most militarily powerful country on earth such a ludicrous joke? Shouldn’t this be an office for serious people with serious plans and serious expertise, and shouldn’t certifiable lunatics like Keyes be given the cold shoulder? (Oh, right: they can’t do that, because if sanity were a prerequisite, the entire Republican slate would evaporate.)

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    September 16, 2007

    Is homosexuality so generally inheritable?

    Because… as I’m not the first to point out, if the good man says it’s hedonism, he implies it would be fun for him.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?
    September 16, 2007

    Is homosexuality so generally inheritable?

    Because… as I’m not the first to point out, if the good man says it’s hedonism, he implies it would be fun for him.

  3. #3 Andrés
    September 16, 2007

    This is baffling. What are you USAns supposed to elect next year? A President or a Pope?

  4. #4 Shin Gallon
    September 16, 2007

    David Marjanovi?: Well, I know I didn’t consciously select to be gay, so it’s at least partially genetic (the fact that several animals have instances of homosexuality pretty much confirms this).

  5. #5 MAJeff
    September 16, 2007

    Well, I know I didn’t consciously select to be gay, so it’s at least partially genetic

    don’t confuse genetic with biological. There are probably very complicated processes involved, which also interact with the social aspects of life (such as developing identies around sexuality which are historically new).

  6. #6 Caledonian
    September 16, 2007

    David Marjanovi?: Well, I know I didn’t consciously select to be gay, so it’s at least partially genetic

    You fail. You fail biology, human sexuality, and the Internet.

  7. #7 David Marjanovi?
    September 17, 2007

    Oh, there is evidence that male homosexuality is at least partially heritable. There’s a study that found increased incidence of male homosexuality to correspond to increased fertility of women in the same family. Not to mention anecdotal evidence like Louis XIII and his undoubted son, the brother of Louis XIV.

    I asked because it appears that not only Maya Keyes is homosexual, but her father is, too. It would surprise me if that were connected, but I find the case interesting. That and the, as far as I know, total lack of research on female homosexuality. That’s all.

  8. #8 David Marjanovi?
    September 17, 2007

    Oh, there is evidence that male homosexuality is at least partially heritable. There’s a study that found increased incidence of male homosexuality to correspond to increased fertility of women in the same family. Not to mention anecdotal evidence like Louis XIII and his undoubted son, the brother of Louis XIV.

    I asked because it appears that not only Maya Keyes is homosexual, but her father is, too. It would surprise me if that were connected, but I find the case interesting. That and the, as far as I know, total lack of research on female homosexuality. That’s all.

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