Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Pulling the wool over their ewes

Scientists look to straighten homosexual sheep by Lester Haines
According to The Times, researchers at Oregon State University in the city of Corvallis and at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland were able to "pinpoint the mechanisms influencing the desires of 'male-oriented' rams by studying their brains".

Specifically, they cut open the offending sheeps' skulls, attached electonic sensors to their grey matter and monitored them while "varying the hormone levels, mainly by injecting hormones into the brain". They reported "considerable success" in getting previously gay rams to consider a bit of boy-on-girl.

Professor Charles Roselli, the Health and Science University biologist heading the research programme, defended his work with: "In general, sexuality has been under-studied because of political concerns. People don't want science looking into what determines sexuality."

Michael Bailey, a neurology professor at Northwestern University near Chicago, risked the wrath of the gay community by stating: "Allowing parents to select their children’s sexual orientation would further a parent's freedom to raise the sort of children they want to raise."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is the result of sloppy journalism fed by lies from the animal rights fringe PETA. For the real story see emptypockets diary:


http://thenexthurrah.typepad.com/the_next_hurrah/2007/01/a_wolf_in_gay_s.html
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6 January 2007 at 11:29:00 am GMT+10  
Blogger Guambat Stew said...

Thanks for the comment. The story line was just too ludicrous to pass up. The post was more tongue in sheep, to divert from the customary market commentary.

Cheers.

7 January 2007 at 1:37:00 pm GMT+10  

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