Likely my last post of the year, and I wish to nominate a late entry for Best Headline of 2006. In this category, the actual article content is irrelevant to the competition, though perfectly fair game for discussion purposes.
So many ways to read that...but as a headline, it's a gem! In any case, the article itself is about gay activists being worried that scientists might develop a method of "curing" homosexuality, even reducing or eliminating the possibility through pre-natal treatment.
The research, at Oregon State University in the city of Corvallis and at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, has caused an outcry. Martina Navratilova, the lesbian tennis player who won Wimbledon nine times, and scientists and gay rights campaigners in Britain have called for the project to be abandoned.
Navratilova defended the “right” of sheep to be gay. She said: “How can it be that in the year 2006 a major university would host such homophobic and cruel experiments?” She said gay men and lesbians would be “deeply offended” by the social implications of the tests.
The whole thing just begs the question--feet, or pods?
[Cross-posted to Stubborn Facts.]