Thursday, February 24, 2005

Starless Galaxy

Just ran across this surprising article linked from Slashdot Science: Astronomers find star-less galaxy The invisible galaxy could only be "seen" using radio waves Astronomers have discovered an object that appears to be an invisible galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter. A precious (political) item from The Thing Is about a conservative state legislator who introduces sarcastic bills to embarrass liberals: David Freddoso : How to Confuse a Liberal

A strong pro-lifer, Duprey has now introduced a bill by the title, “An Act to Protect Homosexuals from Discrimination.” The bill extends legal protection of the right to life of any unborn child that has the so-called “gay gene,” the mythical genetic component that some liberals claim causes people to be sexually attracted to the same sex.

1 comment:

CM said...

Regarding that whole "gay gene" issue, I understand that, in a very small number of cases, there is some evidence that a person is born with genes that would influence a person to be attracted to a person of the same sex. There is also some evidence that a person is born with genes that would influence a person to be addicted to alcohol. In the latter case, society doesn't say that the alcoholic, since he has these genes, can drink all that he wants. He is, instead, expected to try his best to refrain from drinking. Just so with a homosexual, we as a society should not say that, since he has those genes (if there really is such genes), it is perfectly acceptable for him to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex. He should be expected to try his best to refrain from engaging in homosexuality. Just my two cents, anyway.

CM