Sunday, July 31, 2005

Nutty "Science" Update

The following was a "newsletter exclusive" from The Week magazine so I can't offer a web link, but the following was in an email they sent to me:

An anti-pornography campaigner has asked conservative groups to raise $3 million so she can conduct MRI scans on thousands of porn users’ brains. Dr. Judith Reisman of California is hoping to confirm her theory that pornography is an actual poison—specifically, an “erototoxin”—that inflicts physical damage on the human brain. If the studies prove her right, Reisman believes, “these toxic media should be legally outlawed, as is all other toxic waste.”
I visited Dr. Reisman's web site and found that she's endorsed by none other than Dr. Laura Schlessinger (why am I not suprised?) who says the following:
"Dr. Reisman has produced a scholarly and devastating study revealing the ugly and frighteningly dangerous pseudo-scientific assault on our children's innocence."
She's also endorsed by Charles E. Rice, Professor, Notre Dame Law School who says:

"Dr. Reisman’s study supports the conclusion that Alfred Kinsey’s research was contrived, ideologically driven and misleading. Any judge, legislator or other public official who gives credence to that research is guilty of malpractice and dereliction of duty."
Apparently they want to discredit Kinsey's research to justify their homophobic belief system.