Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Science Is Wasted on Some People

So, some sciency guy did some study and discovered that casual sex doesn't affect one's chances of a long term relationship. Not wanting to have a long term relationship does, but casual sex does not.

But what does science matter to the deeply religious, the patriarchy, the "god didn't make your arms that long so you could touch it!" crowd? Not at all, really. They know better. How? Shut up, that's how.

How many intelligent adults over age 50 would actually believe this? This clearly doesn't pass the common-sense test.

That is the entire comment on this. No studies, no argumentation, no attempts at logic, just common sense. And red italics. Red italics do not make one right.

Well, wait, maybe it does.

I am a millionaire.

Nope. Let's try it again.

Gabriel Mephibosheth is a giant tool.

Hmmm . . . maybe it does.

In the interests of science, I invite you to test this further.

15 comments:

  1. So, what do you think of polygamy?

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  3. I fail to see how that's relevant to the discussion, Anon.

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  4. I fail to see how that's relevant to the discussion, Anon.

    Yeah, but it's totally relevant to the discussion Anon wants to have. And since it's so hard to actually figure out how to engage the information being put in front of him/her, then Anon must try to force you to have that conversation, so that you can be properly cut down to size with the rote arguments that you totally won't see coming even though I'm sure we've all seen them about a million times.

    But, if it helps...

    So, what do you think of polygamy?

    I think trying to keep one wife happy is too much work. Can't imagine having two...

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  5. I see this study comes out of University of Iowa. Well, we all know that Iowa is a hotbed of slut-happy alternative lifestyle madness. Clearly this study was doomed to bias from the start.

    ... Waaait a minute...

    (FYI, here's the abstract. Gotta love ScienceDirect.)

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  6. Also, on this my third wedding anniversary, with me heading out of town for a week, I kind of feel like if I could get K another wife for the week, it would dramatically improve the odds of having the apartment not in a state of disaster upon my return. So, yay, polygamy!

    I dunno. I don't see what's so wrong with polyamory, when it's a situation involving consenting adults who are aware of facts and options. (As opposed to FLDS-type situations.)

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  7. actually, that's my feeling on the subject. i have no idea what the legal ramifications of polygamy would be vis-a-vis power of attorney and inheritance rights, but polyamory practiced by consenting adults doesn't bother me.

    and i totally agree that if i could find a sister wife who had a decent work from home job and wouldn't mind doing all the cleaning, i'd consider it.

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  8. HOW TO FLUSH AN ATHEIST... CLICK!



    hawking is WRONG

    science cannot explain NOTHING!

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    but with recent revelations about James Randi, I think he likes DICKS!


    ____________________

    THE SECOND COMING!

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    FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT...

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    You don’t even have SCIENCE on your side…

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    blasphemy is a DEATH SENTENCE

    you people actually BELIEVE the BS you preach!

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    Atheists,

    you are ENEMIES OF GOD AND ARE GOING TO BE ANNIHILATED...

    Repent and turn to God or be destroyed...

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    they also preach a *VALUE FREE SCIENCE* called *POSITIVISM* that ignores the
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    for a sample taste of PZ Myers' GARBAGE...

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    THE BOOBQUAKE - 911!

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  9. On-topic: It passes the common sense test for me. In particular, it reflects what I've experienced and observed in the world around me.

    Off-topic: Anonymous, how in the hell did you get from there to polygamy?

    Polyamory (a marriage consisting of more than two partners; as opposed to an "open" marriage, where the partners are committed but not sexually monogamous; or polygamy, wherein a single man is permitted to have multiple wives) is an interesting topic, but very much apart from the question of whether casual sex affects your ability to establish and maintain a long-term relationship. For one thing, the people I know who are (or have been) in poly relationships would be deeply offended that you seem to be equating multi-partner marriages with casual sex.

    I have nothing against polyamory in principle, but in practice I've seen very few polyamorous marriages that worked well. (That said, there are an awful lot of 'traditional' marriages that don't work out so well, too. So take that with a grain of salt; it's anecdote, not data.)

    So, basically, two observations:
    1. It can be done, but it's harder than it looks.
    2. As a rule, adding another partner to your marriage does not resolve any problems you have with your current partner.

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  10. When you click on the link to Culture News, the article after the one PF mentions is about how Hollywood is forcing polygamy into our consciousness. Maybe Anon read the wrong article???

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  11. Maybe Anon read the wrong article???

    Based purely on the fact that he or she's an anonymous commenter who posted a 7 word, off-topic non-sequitor to a blog post, I'm more inclined to believe that he or she's more likely simply heading off in the direction of "Fornication is the road to homosexuality is the road to polygamy is the road to beastiality is the road to pedophilia is the road to catholic priesthood is the road to summoning satan and having a threesome with him and cthulhu."

    PS: casual sex is detrimental: when you're raised in an 'abstinence-only' environment that results in absolutely no understanding of contraception, STD's or pregnancy, and that condemns and shuns people who choose to engage in it. That's probably the "Common Sense Test" Mr Fake-Angel-Name is referring to.

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  12. I'm still LMAO at Geds with the idea of how hard it is to keep one wife happy...

    Perhaps Anonymous was designing an attack on Islam and polygamy? After all, attacking Islam is practically de rigueur these days. Anonymous, do you live in Downtown Manhattan, perchance?

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  13. the only problem I've ever had with casual sex is convincing the guy that it was CASUAL. that, NO, i DON'T want a relationship with him.

    *shrug*

    i've slept with many people, and it hasn't affected my relationship with Pete, at all. because we're both ADULTS, and understand that what happened with other people before we got together DOESN'T MATTER, because we neither have STDs and that's the only place it SHOULD matter.

    so... yeah.

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  14. I slept with a bunch of people before settling down. It was fun. And I've been with my partner eight years.

    I would like Alexander Skarsgard to join that relationship but I doubt he or my partner would much approve of that.

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