Archiv für Januar 2007

Of Gay Sheep, Modern Science and Bad Publicity

gay sheep Die Geschichte des Wissenschaftlers, dem es gelungen war „schwule“ Schafe mittels Hormontherapie dazu zu bringen wieder ausschliesslich die Weibchen der Gattung zu besteigen, hat in der angloamerikanischen Presse-, und Bloglandschaft einen ziemlichen Wirbel verursacht. Besorgte Liberale sahen die Homosexualität in den reichen, westlichen Ländern bereits so gut wie ausgemerzt, sollten die Studien an den tragisch veranlagten Schafen fortgesetzt werden. Die New York Times über den Skandal:

The story of the gay sheep became a textbook example of the distortion and vituperation that can result when science meets the global news cycle.
The news media storm reached its zenith last month, when The Sunday Times in London published an article under the headline “Science Told: Hands Off Gay Sheep.” It asserted, incorrectly, that Dr. Roselli had worked successfully to “cure” homosexual rams with hormone treatments, and added that “critics fear” that the research “could pave the way for breeding out homosexuality in humans.”
Martina Navratilova, the tennis star who is both openly gay and a PETA ally, wrote in an open letter that the research “can only be surmised as an attempt to develop a prenatal treatment” for sexual conditions.
The controversy spilled into the blog world, with attacks on Dr. Roselli, his university and Oregon State University, which is also involved in the research. PETA began an e-mail campaign that the universities say resulted in 20,000 protests, some with language like “you are a worthless animal killer and you should be shot,” “I hope you burn in hell” and “please, die.”

Dr. Roselli, whose research is supported by the National Institutes of Health and is published in leading scientific journals, insists that he is as repulsed as his critics by the thought of sexual eugenics in humans. He said human sexuality was a complex phenomenon that could not be reduced to interactions of brain structure and hormones. […]
Dr. Roselli said that merely mentioning possible human implications of basic research was wildly different from intending to carry the work over to humans.
Mentioning human implications, he said, is “in the nature of the way we write our grants” and talk to reporters. Scientists who do basic research find themselves in a bind, he said, adding, “We have been forced to draw connections in a way that we can justify our research.”

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Professor Brothers – Bible History #1

Who says the Bible is boring? Our favorite scriptural scribbler, Brad Neely, breathes new life into the Sodom and G-town yarn, complete with sexy angels, ca-ca eating and lots of things that‘ll send you to straight to Hell.

Rapper Deadlee Calls Out Homophobic Eminem, 50 Cent, and DMX

Im März wird in den USA die erste Tour schwuler und lesbischer Hip-Hop Künstler stattfinden, die „Homorevolution Tour 2007″. Mit dabei sein wird Deadlee, „who says he is tired of the homophobic status quo present in rap and Hip-Hop, has called out some of his fellow rappers for their anti-gay language and homosexual tendencies in an interview with AllHipHop.com“.
via towleroad.

Westboro Baptist theme song

The Bible Says

via Good As You:

If it’s a joke, then this man, Donnie Davies, has created an impressively elaborate ruse. If it’s legit, then his delusions are just as all-encompassing. One thing, however, is for certain: „F***ed up“ does not begin to describe the type of mentality that would lead to this video’s creation!

Besonders toll finde ich die Liste schwuler „Bands to watch out for“, unter anderem

# Scissor Sisters
# Rufus Wainwright
# Merzbau
# Ravi Shankar
# Wilco
# Bjork

-edit- Youtube hat das Video schon gelöscht, man kann es aber hier noch sehen.

Meet the Real Sacha Baron Cohen

Schamlos selbstreferentiell verweise ich hier mal auf diesen Beitrag von meinem alten Blog. Wäre schade wenn er verlorengeht, immerhin hab ich mir die Mühe gemacht den Text von einem Radiointerview abzutippen.