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July 06, 2007

Sodomy Trials

From George Melly:

I remember my Dad taking me to the local one day and, a propos of nothing, saying, “Did you know I’d been on the jury of a sodomy trial?” I didn’t. And were they guilty? “Oh yes, but we let them off.” Why? “Half of us didn’t think it possible, and the other half didn’t think it mattered.”

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The jury system is a national treasure and so was George Melly.

Posted by: Kit | Jul 6, 2007 10:31:58 AM

It seems insufficiently appreciated that the prevalence of sodomy and related activities is the most persuasive and ultimately compelling consideration favouring creationist theories against Darwinism and other models based on evolutionary tendencies conditional on survival mechanisms.

According to impeccable sources, many independent studies have reported that gay behaviour is widespread among fauna:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_displaying_homosexual_behavior

Obviously, it is hugely challenging to account for this observed prevalence in terms of Darwinian species survival behaviour so we can only logically conclude that it must be due to intelligent design or some other creationist model.

Posted by: Bob B | Jul 6, 2007 1:46:11 PM

"we can only logically conclude that it must be due to intelligent design or some other creationist model."


In fact gayness presents no challenge to evolution whatsover. However, even if it did these are NOT the ONLY two possibilities. It is a standard creationist/id logical error in thinking that anything that (putatively) discredits darwinism therefore lends support to the ridiculous claims (such as they are) of ID?

Posted by: ChrisM | Jul 6, 2007 2:12:33 PM

OK but what is the next Lambeth Conference going to do about all the gay fauna?

Mass excommunication seems to be the only option.

Posted by: Bob B | Jul 6, 2007 6:27:46 PM

it is hugely challenging to account for this observed prevalence in terms of Darwinian species survival behaviour


That turns out not to be the case.
Or, try this.

On another note, I find it very odd that creationists should be using this argument in favour of creationism, for does your god not hate fags?

Posted by: knirirr | Jul 6, 2007 10:51:08 PM