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.
Life offers many opportunities for health and flourishing and our bodies have all kinds of red flags it sends up to tell us something is wrong. Pay attention to those flags, they can save your health and your life. I talked to a lady yesterday who had some front teeth missing, her complexion was aged, she had a very negative attitude about the whole CA thing. She became addicted to Rx drugs. I asked the usual questions any good counselor asks and when her children fledged her nest she reported…See More
"Okay ... the MP3 player is back, videos are back and photos are back. Only thing which seems to be missing is member profile information at this point, though the issues that Steph pointed out earlier may or may not have been addressed."