Sep 26, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
--This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad and such an affront to science.
Amalaha’s use of magnets to “prove” that homosexuality is impossible has earned him acclaim, but mostly just inside his home country Nigeria, where punishments for being gay include 14 years imprisonment and death by stoning.
He believes his work is “groundbreaking” and other professors at his university have noted that he is well on his way to earning a Nobel prize.
Outside of the University of Lagos, however, many scientists are critical. Writer Luiz DeBarros notes, “It’s debatable as to whether the embarrassing article is more damning of the standard of education at the University of Lagos or of the standard of journalism at This Day."
While many scientists debate the evolutionary advantage of homosexuality, it is important to note that it has been observed in around 1500 different species, and has been thoroughly documented for 500 of them.