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  •  We do ourselves no favors (2+ / 0-)
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    ranton, nellgwen

    When we underestimate them.

    Stupid they may be, but they are also very devious - and cunning.

    "We have only the moral ground we actually inhabit, not the moral ground we claim." - It Really Is That Important

    by Diogenes2008 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:15:15 PM PDT

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    •  Cmon. (3+ / 0-)
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      milton333, xxdr zombiexx, Nimbus

      The man said something to the effect that if there were a rape the body would know that and it had a way to deal with it, i.e. keep the pregnancy from occurring.

      I paraphrase, for sure. But if one believes in this kind of bizarre non-science biology, it is hard for me to think the person devious. Maybe moronic. Maybe neanderthal. But devious requires the kind of cognition this guy just isn't capable of.

      Please read and enjoy my novella, Tulum, available in soft cover and eBook formats.

      by davidseth on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:27:39 PM PDT

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      •  Non-scientific (2+ / 0-)
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        desert rain, trumpeter

        The "anti-pregnancy rape venom" theory is completely wacky, but I honestly don't think that's what he believes.  I think he believes that there's no pregnancy without orgasm, and a woman who gets pregnant must have enjoyed the sex.  Ergo, if she got pregnant, it couldn't have been rape.  And a shockingly large number of people believe this.  I think that "the body has ways" nonsense was a round-about way of stating the "orgasm theory" of conception.  I think it's straight-up misogyny, not scientific ignorance.

        Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

        by milton333 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:47:02 PM PDT

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      •  He is quite wise in the ways of science.... (0+ / 0-)

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:48:28 PM PDT

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