December 9, 2010

The Pope's head will explode

So now they can make a baby from two fathers, according to a story running at Science Daily (and on other sites) today. The media will devour this in their usual alarmed and mindless manner: "Bring out the wingnuts. We want to interview them!"

There is, of course, a delicious implication to this discovery. Here's a paragraph from the story:
"The achievement of two-father offspring in a species of mammal could be a step toward preserving endangered species, improving livestock breeds, and advancing human assisted reproductive technology (ART). It also opens the provocative possibility of same-sex couples having their own genetic children, the researchers note." (Emphasis mine.)
I could hear the Pope's head exploding from here (and I'm as far away from the vatican as possible -- you know, just to be safe). So now, two men or two women can make babies. They don't have to involve another sex in any way. (Well, okay, the guys will still need a surrogate mother to carry the baby but the reproduction comes from them, not the woman.)

Ya gotta love it. Marriage is only for procreation, eh? Okay, we're in.

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