By Daniel EngberPosted Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 2:56 PM ET
Isn't it wonderful when science and religion come together? My Slate colleague William Saletan points out that a recent paper has laid the groundwork for a pro-life defense of onanism. According to obstetrician David Greening, a rigorous program of daily masturbation can actually improve sperm quality in men with fertility problems. (Samples collected at the end of the program showed less DNA damage and higher sperm motility than samples from control subjects.) Since masturbation can help you have babies, Saletan argues, it must also serve the "procreative and unitive purposes" described in the Catechism. [continued]
Wait! Bats! They're as blind as... bats. A ha! The reason that we haven't caught them at it is that they have such good hearing. Therefore, everything you know is wrong and there must be a god! (I've been practicing my special christian brand science.)
Bats aren't blind....(I've worked with bats,they can definitely see and move their eyes to follow tweezers holding a tasty meal worm.)
Christian brand science? Oh jolly good! I had no idea there was such a thing.