One of the more mirthful memes of our time is that the Right is "anti-science." Normally, this accusation is hurled at anyone who feels science should not be used to destroy human life for "grander" purposes, or to demean the human person.
It is the Left however that has the clout to actually stop science, either through terrorism as we see in the PETA/eco area or "junk science" pushed by certain portions of the trial bar or any of the lunacies the EU foists on its hapless subjects. Now however, the Left is coming out (so to speak) against experiments designed to improve livestock. Rams that mate with other rams produce no lambs. Enter science to reduce this problem with a shot of hormones to pregnant ewes.
The uproar is amazing. In the 70's homosexual advocates touted "choice" and made alliances with the other debasers of that term, the abortionists. Later when it became clear that the civil rights paradigm was better than the freedom paradigm in today's America they switched horses to insist the tendency was "genetic" and not a choice. Now evidence has been coming in that male homosexuality may be influenced not by genes but by hormones in utero. In this article Martina Navratilova attacks the "straightening" of the gay sheep. I am aware of no studies linking female homosexuality to in utero hormones. The Lesbians remain safe from grasping science.
The vast majority of parents are not going to want gay male children. If there is a vaccine that prevents it, without even abortion, as now is conducted against 90% of American unborn children with Downs Syndrome, people are going to choose it. This can not be allowed to happen as far as the Left is concerned. (I also love the part of this article where they fear Iran eliminating homosexuals in utero, when 100's of millions of females have been eliminated simply for being female because of the abortion right promoted progressives and the U.N. worldwide).
The Supreme Court has found a right to participate in homosexual activity. Can we see the day when they determine there is a "right" to be born with a homosexual inclination? And if this "right" is recognized, along with the unlimited abortion right already recognized, we will have a situtation where a pregnant woman could abort a baby but not take hormones to assure he had a normal sexual orientation. "Better dead than het" will be the cry of the Castro District.
All of this is chilling on a host of levels but I do love to see the "progressives" at each other's throats. The twin leftist hobby horses of court enforced "gay rights" and "reproductive freedom" have been in the service of certain outcomes favored by the Left. Now they may become opposed. Will anyone call that segment of the Left opposing experimentation on livestock (practiced since ancient times) "anti-science?"
UPDATE: Mr. Steyn has chimed in on hormones, sheep and eugenics and his thoughts move along the same path as mine. He's just better at it.http://www.suntimes.com/news/steyn/200050,CST-EDT-STEYN07.article
Further Update: Mr. Goldberg chimes in along my lines: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NzI3YTQwMjQ0OWY4NDRhZTdmODZhZGJhMzdhMTIyODg=