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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Even New Zealand Has Its Quacks: Ducks, Evolution, and Homosexuality

From Huffington Post:
A homeschooled, New Zealand-based teen offered up a bizarre anti-gay rant in a local newspaper, claiming that "ducks could take over the world" if same-sex marriage is approved. 
In a letter to the editor of New Zealand's Northern Outlook, the 14-year-old, who isidentified by Gawker and a number of other media outlets simply as Jasmin, writes:

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7 comments:

  1. I, for one, welcome our new duck overlords.....

    Ducks always nest in pairs -- is she seriously advocating ducks as a role model for human sexuality? They engage in rape more frequently than any other species I know of except the orangutan.

    you can't be in favour of homosexuality, or the ducks will get you in the end.

    I'm not touching that one.

    Homeschooled

    Evidently.

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    1. At first I thought it was a joke, but apparently not. LOL. Thanks for the lesson in animal behavior. I didn't know all that.

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    2. More seriously, this letter is typical of how people who reject evolution lack even the most basic knowledge of it. No one who actually understood evolution would speak of an "evolutionary ladder", or of one species having "evolved further than" another, and would also know that 2,000 years is not enough time for evolution to make any change in humans' genetic propensity for intelligence, although the average human today is probably much more intelligent than the average human 2,000 years ago (due to improved nutrition and pre-natal care, reduced disease, and widespread education -- not because of evolution, which would need a larger number of generations to produce substantial effects).

      Oh, and yes, the ancient Romans were more tolerant of homosexuality than Judeo-Christian-Islamic societies were and are, but it was the ancient Greeks and Persians who accepted some forms of it as an actual cultural norm, more than the Romans.

      All this person's "knowledge" seems to consist of vague and confused concepts picked up uncritically from the fog of pop culture and teenage misconceptions about the world. Maybe one shouldn't expect too much from a 14-year-old, but I've known 14-year-olds who knew a lot more than this and would have been smart enough to do some research before writing a letter for publication. And what were her parents thinking, letting her make a fool of herself in front of the whole planet like this?

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    3. What were her parents thinking? Most likely, she learned this nonsense from them and they help her write the letter.

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    4. "helped" -- maybe someone needs to help me!

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  2. You know how it goes. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck it ain't a fag, it's home schooled... or something like that.

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