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Date: 08/28/09 12:04 PM

60 Responses to F-ing Science Ruins Everything Again [Worm Pic]

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    triplej Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2009 at 11:24 am
    Link: F-ing Science Ruins Everything Again - A group of scientists in Utah have the ability to alter a gene in the brains of worms to change its sexual orientation?
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    "Way to go, Science. You just roosterblocked humanity."

    LOL!!!

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    apeirophobia Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    (third time`s a charm...post post post post)

    oh, yes, the comparison to worms is definitely the saddest issue here. Not, say, the inevitable "LET`S TURN THE GAYS STRAIGHT" crap that`s inevitably going to pop up.

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    kalela Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    " Not, say, the inevitable "LET`S TURN THE GAYS STRAIGHT" crap that`s inevitably going to pop up."

    Yep yep, you`re going to have a bunch of homo-haters in here going "SEE, IT IS IN YOUR HEADS B*TCH."

    Bring on the Flame Wars -_-

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    DeathDefy877 Male 13-17
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    August 28, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    Drating science...GOD! I did not need to see to slimy worms doing it.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    "Yep yep, you`re going to have a bunch of homo-haters in here going "SEE, IT IS IN YOUR HEADS B*TCH."

    But if this theory is in fact true (which I`ve suspected all along), it would essentially be considered a birth defect. This would be just as much "in their heads" as being born without any toes.

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    invader0tal Female 13-17
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    August 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    Stupid scienc-
    Hey wait do you think they could make a chemical that would force two perfectly straight guys to jump eachother?
    Heh...I`d pay for that...
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    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    What a crock >.> worms are hermaphrodites, they`re can`t have a sexual orientation, they`re both gay and straight at the same time. Except the asexual worms.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    So... This is about lesbian worms?
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    I can understand the science behind changing the gene, but where TF do worms get the chains, polar-neck sweaters and Mr T haircuts they need to survive afterwards?
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    God I drating hate atom. They are just the entire embodiment of raw ignorance.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Read the article three times, and I still don`t understand what he`s talking about.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 28, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Transexual worms, preschool goths, child-cooking microwaves... just another day on IAB.
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    The_Freekill Male 13-17
    104 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    I wonder what the evolutionary incentive is to becoming gay... Hmmm... It seems more effective to altogether change sex, like clownfish do
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    cagel Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    Worms are intersexed. Therefor this is nonsense.
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    cagel Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worm#Charac...

    Article is nonsense

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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    The only thing I got was turned on, other than that, nothing.
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    DoctorCult Female 13-17
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    August 28, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    This article is incredibly offensive; the line about girls kissing in college `to thwart their parents` and as a `vehicle for porn` especially. Lesbians don`t kiss for men`s amusement unless they`re total sluts, or straight girls who want attention.
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    pariahnola Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    aren`t worms Asexual?
  20. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    "I wonder what the evolutionary incentive is to becoming gay"

    Maybe there isn`t one any more than there`s an evolutionary incentive to being left-handed. There`s plenty of scope for variation in a species.

    Maybe it`s a side-effect of a beneficial variation as yet unknown.

    Maybe it was a way for less dominant men to reproduce. This requires a society in which more dominant men have more than one mate, which leaves less dominant men without any. Gay men could be freely left with a dominant man`s women. But not all gay men are *entirely* gay...

    Maybe the optimum is some degree of bisexuality for some reason and homosexuality is just a bit too much of it.

    Who knows?

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    "This article is incredibly offensive; the line about girls kissing in college `to thwart their parents` and as a `vehicle for porn` especially. Lesbians don`t kiss for men`s amusement unless they`re total sluts, or straight girls who want attention."

    Or bisexual and wanting a threesome. Humanity isn`t a clear-cut as a straight/gay dichotomy.

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    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    "I wonder what the evolutionary incentive is to becoming gay..."
    ---------------------------------
    Population control.
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    skine Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    "I wonder what the evolutionary incentive is to becoming gay..."

    Evolution does not choose the things that are good. It gets rid of the things that are bad. So there really is no "incentive" concept in evolution.

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Please don`t hate me for this:

    I think one reason people can`t come to terms with homosexuality is that to some it basically means giving up (some may say attraction is not a choice, but what you do with that attraction is) your reproductive purpose as a living organism for the joy of engaging in biologically useless sexual acts.

    Of course, with birth control...But, that`s only temporary. Excpet for vasectomies. Well, they can be reversed.

    Can homosexual people not fall in love with another person of the opposite sex or is it just that they cannot be attracted? Should people give up being happy in order to fulfill their reproductive obligations? Of course not.

    I don`t mean to make anyone mad or start a debate(it will anyway), I`m just asking questions. If you can`t be curious (no pun intended), what`s the point of living? Again, I`m asking this with great caution and with the upmost desire to not anger anyone.

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    gongxi Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    atom ftl
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    "Evolution does not choose the things that are good. It gets rid of the things that are bad. So there really is no "incentive" concept in evolution."

    "bad" and "good" are relative to each other in the context of evolution. Evolution tends to select for the most successful traits. So "choosing the things that are good" and "getting rid of the things that are bad" are the same thing in this context.

    I agree that "incentive" is the wrong word, though. That could imply a desired result, but evolution has no desires. It`s just a process.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    "I wonder what the evolutionary incentive is to becoming gay..."

    Go ask a bonobo or two.

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    frogyhead Male 30-39
    63 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    The article is not fake. Just badly written by a jerk.
    http://www.bio-medicine.org/biology-news-1/Scientists-alter-sexual-orientation-in-worms-970-1/
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    wafflecopter Male 13-17
    23 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    ugh. atom.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    "I wonder what the evolutionary incentive is to becoming gay..."

    There need not necessarily be one. So long as enough of the population is heterosexual and producing offspring, an occasional gene for homosexuality is viable.

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    DoctorCult Female 13-17
    10 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    @ Angilion: "Or bisexual and wanting a threesome. Humanity isn`t a clear-cut as a straight/gay dichotomy."

    That is also true. But that is probably less common than one might think. Not most girl couples don`t want to involve a guy in their activities.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    > gorgack2000
    > Transexual worms, preschool goths, child-cooking microwaves... just another average day on IAB

    You forgot the religious flame war.

    You mean we haven`t started one yet today?? Slacking, IAB!

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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1200 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    And yet the question remains...

    Why does atom suck so much? >.>

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    amped35 Male 13-17
    255 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    I noticed that i seem to ALWAYS close out of Atom`s content.

    I wonder whyyyy....

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm
    "Why does atom suck so much? >.>"

    It`s run by MTV.

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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    Science if this is what you`re trying to do...we can`t be friends anymore
  37. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    "That is also true. But that is probably less common than one might think. Not most girl couples don`t want to involve a guy in their activities."

    I didn`t say it was common, though I euspect it`s more common than many people think. Not necessarily with lesbian couples, but with two bisexual women and a man in general.

    I was countering your casually bigoted assertion that *every* woman who kisses another woman knowing that a is man watching is either a "total slut" or straight (and therefore faking it with the woman).

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    DrKitty Female 13-17
    532 posts
    August 28, 2009 at 11:51 pm
    eh. they can research it all they want...
    as long as they don`t use their knowledge to try and "cure" the human race of its gaydom.

    My gay friend says that homos and lesbians are natures way of curing overpopulation......

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    Nif Female 18-29
    86 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 12:22 am
    I thought worms were asexual......
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    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
    427 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 12:22 am
    I always wondered where all the donations to scientific research go. Oh, it goes into finding out how people are homosexual. Because, that my friends, is beneficial to the human race as a whole. Really, now?
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2009 at 2:49 am
    Helping you say "LOL Men" since 2009...
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2009 at 3:05 am
    lol
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    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 3:22 am
    How would you like to go home, and say "HEY HONEY!! I made a worm GAY!!"
    do you REALLY feel that accomplished now?
    Thought not.
    lol
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    Trippy_Spark Female 18-29
    51 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 3:58 am
    great. now theyre going to start trying that on humans and try and turn gay people straight. good freakin luck.
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    raging_n Female 18-29
    10 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 5:02 am
    I thought worms were generally asexual?
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2009 at 7:05 am
    FAIL!
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2009 at 7:34 am
    Being gay isn`t really something that needs to be "fixed".

    I know that some blind or deaf people hate it when we talk about "fixing" them, but they are missing out and restoring their senses provides them with something they can`t otherwise have.

    With homosexuality, they are not missing out on anything. Two males can adopt a child, there are certainly no shortages of kids who need parents. Two women can use donor sperm to have a child.

    Other then that, they have love, jobs, everything else that we have. They are not missing out on anything at all and therefore, they are not broken.

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    Squidbush Male 40-49
    714 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 7:35 am
    The evolutionary incentive for being gay is the possibility of spontaneously changing sex like some animals are able to do in a nearly exclusive same-sex environment so as to continue propagating the species. Without the ability to change sexual orientation, the ability to spontaneously change sex would be useless.

    Thank you for your attention to my half-baked theory.

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    Indifferent Male 13-17
    25 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 10:00 am
    You don`t need science for this! Don`t you realise.
    All you need is a bucket of worms. Put them in front of a tv playing "Paris Hilton`s My New BFF", play Madonna during commercials, and pour in a little Cosmopolitan every now and then.
    I`ve already tried this. I`m only in Highschool. And Guess What science . . It Worked! And I have the cleanest garden in at least a 20 mile radius.
  50. Profile photo of DoctorCult
    DoctorCult Female 13-17
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    August 29, 2009 at 11:43 am
    "I was countering your casually bigoted assertion that *every* woman who kisses another woman knowing that a is man watching is either a "total slut" or straight (and therefore faking it with the woman)."

    Not just when a man is watching, when they do it deliberately just for attention. I would consider that slutty behavior, just as I consider most forms of public displays of affection. Bisexual women are often portrayed like that in the media for the male audience, but in real life most same-sex female couples just want to be left alone.

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    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    August 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    Well i looked at it, and couldn`t be arsed to write a long comment, so bla bla bla, you get the message.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    August 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    yea worms are asexual hermaphrodites... so this doesnt make any sense.
  53. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    yea worms are asexual.. this is so stupid
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    trp712 Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2009 at 1:16 am
    *shakes fist*

    Damn you science. Damn you.

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    MrGrowley Female 13-17
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    August 30, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Super? But just..... Why? Why? What. Is. The. Point!?!
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    Raefairy Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2009 at 9:46 am
    Well what do you expect, it`s the atom
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    stupid science peoples
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    Avernyia Female 18-29
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    August 30, 2009 at 11:28 pm
    Wat? Worms are hermaphrodites. How can you have a preference if you are both?
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    NurseGrenade Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2009 at 9:22 am
    ..Never seem to have the money to fund an intelligent and rational "experiment".
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    chris_falcon Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    Utah... can`t say I`m surprised. But wait til we figure out how to use it on them.

    The gays will inherit the earth. :)

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