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A "Cure" for Promiscuity ??
06/19/04 | vanity

Posted on 06/19/2004 7:26:10 AM PDT by genefromjersey

Source: Science Daily 06/17/04

Shhhhhhh !!

Don't tell the National Organization for Women,but researchers at Emory University's National Primate Research Center have been doing genetics experiments on meadow voles (whatever they are),and have discovered that transferring a single gene - the vasopressin receptor- into the brain of a normally promiscuous vole will make the critter monogamous.

Consider the implications of that for a moment-then consider the implications of doing the same thing to humans !

How long do you think it will take before NOW makes such a gene transplant mandatory for men??


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: genetic; meadowvoles; research; vasopressinreceptor

1 posted on 06/19/2004 7:26:10 AM PDT by genefromjersey
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To: genefromjersey
Consider the implications of that for a moment-then consider the implications of doing the same thing to humans !

Does Bill Clinton count as human?

2 posted on 06/19/2004 7:30:12 AM PDT by Redcoat LI (You Can Trust Me , I'm Not Like The Others.....)
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To: genefromjersey

NOW has no authority to make anything mandatory.


3 posted on 06/19/2004 7:31:15 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: genefromjersey

I think this has already been done. God did this a long time ago, but man has followed other directions.


4 posted on 06/19/2004 7:32:55 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: genefromjersey

"How long do you think it will take before NOW makes such a gene transplant mandatory for men??"

make it mandatory for women too.


5 posted on 06/19/2004 7:34:25 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: genefromjersey

NOW's reaction is going to depend on whether the therapy works on lesbians.


6 posted on 06/19/2004 7:35:23 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: genefromjersey
>Emory University's National Primate Research Center have been doing genetics experiments on meadow voles (whatever they are)


7 posted on 06/19/2004 7:36:27 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Clara Lou

Now that is scary.


8 posted on 06/19/2004 7:36:53 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: genefromjersey

A "Cure" for Promiscuity ??


Lorena Bobbit.


9 posted on 06/19/2004 7:38:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: genefromjersey

"How long do you think it will take before NOW makes such a gene transplant mandatory for men??"

NOT SOON ENOUGH. ;)


10 posted on 06/19/2004 7:42:24 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Redcoat LI

Interesting, but with humans I think its a little more complex.Logic alone may tell you not to pass up a free lunch especially when its looks like such a nutritious and tasty free lunch and the special on it may run only for today.

Stupid scientists,what they should really be doing is trying to splice a gene onto a pack rat so it stops collecting trash and shiny metal objects. I'd volunteer my wife for testing on that one. LOL


11 posted on 06/19/2004 7:51:08 AM PDT by foto
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To: genefromjersey

 

How's this for a cure?

 

12 posted on 06/19/2004 7:56:29 AM PDT by Fintan (Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.)
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To: genefromjersey
NOW (National Organization of Women) has NEVER advocated monogamy. I rather suspect they will shortly demand an expansion of the research so the gene for monogamy can be REMOVED!

Remember, it's hard to tell the difference between a NOW member and your typical neighborhood hooker.

13 posted on 06/19/2004 7:59:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: genefromjersey

If monogamy is so good, why doesn't NOW support it already?


14 posted on 06/19/2004 8:01:14 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("This house is sho' gone crazy!")
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To: genefromjersey
Stepford Husbands!

So9

15 posted on 06/19/2004 8:12:55 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (We are the Hegemon. We can do anything we damned well please.)
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To: genefromjersey

Oh, MAN!!! The second the 'endangered species' people see that the meadow voles aren't cross-pollinating like they're supposed to, they'll have them on the endangered list.


16 posted on 06/19/2004 8:50:35 AM PDT by Maria S ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm."George W. Bush 1/20/01)
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To: genefromjersey
transferring a single gene - the vasopressin receptor- into the brain of a normally
promiscuous vole will make the critter monogamous.


I wonder if any of the scientists involved will have the cojones to give the gene one
of those cutesy names, like the PW gene.

But probably all the researchers involved are female, gay or of
ambiguous sex-identity.
17 posted on 06/19/2004 8:53:28 AM PDT by VOA
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"Remember, it's hard to tell the difference between a NOW member and your typical neighborhood hooker."


Luckily we don't have all that many hookers in our neighborhood, but if we did, I can't believe they'd be mistaken for NOW gals. The actual gender of some of those 'ladies' is sometimes questionable...appearance-wise.


18 posted on 06/19/2004 8:56:50 AM PDT by Maria S ("And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm."George W. Bush 1/20/01)
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To: Fintan

Kill or cure?


19 posted on 06/19/2004 9:11:07 AM PDT by Atchafalaya
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To: Servant of the 9
Stepford Husbands!

I just watched that movie this week. I don't want a robot, so I think that's going a little too far, but having a husband that's faithful would be nice. So, I think they should give all men this gene. LOL! In all fairness, I suppose there are lots of women who cheat, so I guess women should take the gene too. I don't need it because I would never cheat but I'd take it, if it would give a man peace of mind that I would be faithful.

20 posted on 06/19/2004 9:20:28 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.)
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To: NRA2BFree
In all fairness, I suppose there are lots of women who cheat......

Well, the men aren't cheating with each other, at least not most of them.

So9

21 posted on 06/19/2004 9:23:19 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (We are the Hegemon. We can do anything we damned well please.)
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To: Fintan

***PROJECTILE VOMITING***


22 posted on 06/19/2004 9:42:14 AM PDT by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D - California)
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To: NRA2BFree
I'm not the cheating type myself, but through experience I've learned to not have blind faith about women. I suppose the same could be said for women regarding men.

All but one of my friends are rock solidly faithful to their wives. The one that isn't is at a Bill Clinton level of scumminess and I feel sorry for his wife...my friend's wife that is, not Bill Clinton's.

(btw-I really like your tagline. So true!)

23 posted on 06/19/2004 9:48:28 AM PDT by GBA
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What makes you think NOW values monogamy?

They don't even like marriage, and aren't too fond of women being involved with men at all, let alone long term.
24 posted on 06/19/2004 10:12:28 AM PDT by sharktrager (George Clooney has rubber nipples.)
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To: Servant of the 9

According to Canadian researchers, it's about 1% of the men cheating with each other.


25 posted on 06/19/2004 10:18:24 AM PDT by sharktrager (George Clooney has rubber nipples.)
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To: GBA
I'm not the cheating type myself, but through experience I've learned to not have blind faith about women. I suppose the same could be said for women regarding men.

Yes, it could, and you're right not to have blind faith in all women. Unfortunately, I know many of them do cheat.

All but one of my friends are rock solidly faithful to their wives. The one that isn't is at a Bill Clinton level of scumminess and I feel sorry for his wife...my friend's wife that is, not Bill Clinton's.

I'm glad that your friends are faithful. That kind of restores my faith in men. Mine was the Bill Clinton type. That's why he's my ex.

(btw-I really like your tagline. So true!)

Thanks! I learned that all by myself. I've done a whole lot of bouncing in my life. LOL One of life's little lessons. :-)

26 posted on 06/19/2004 10:47:29 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.)
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To: Fintan
Is that a Micheal Jackson picture in the year 2040

Looks like he borrowed some accessories from Janet

27 posted on 06/19/2004 10:51:49 AM PDT by JZoback ("There's a pony in here somewhere")
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To: Maria S
The actual gender of some of those 'ladies' is sometimes questionable...appearance-wise.

Are you refering to the hookers or to the NAGs?

Hookers in RL look nothing like hookers in movies. For the most part, ick! ick! ick! About 50% I understand are male often in female dress. I can believe it.

28 posted on 06/19/2004 10:57:48 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Latine loqui coactus sum)
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